According to the UK central bank, the recent spike in the coronavirus infection and health measures introduced could undermine the already strained situation for many people.
"Since the global financial crisis in 2008, we’ve taken actions to strengthen the UK financial system. As a result, UK banks are strong enough to keep supporting households and businesses through this difficult period," the Bank of England said in a statement, adding that the banking system is robust enough to continue lending money.
Since September, the country has been experiencing an increase in daily cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 544,275, including 57,347 fatalities.
The outbreak has also undermined the country's economy, which, like all others, is bearing the brunt of anti-pandemic measures.