|Value of U.S. Holdings (Billions of $)
Does the UK still owe America money?
The debt was to be paid off in 50 annual repayments commencing in 1950. Some of these loans were only paid off in the early 21st century. On 31 December 2006, Britain made a final payment of about $83m (£45.5m) and thereby discharged the last of its war loans from the US.
Who do the UK owe money to?
The British government’s debt is owned by a wide variety of investors, most notably pension funds. These funds are on deposit, mainly in the form of Treasury bonds at the Bank of England. The pension funds, therefore, have an asset which has to be offset by a liability, or a debt, of the government.
Does England owe America?
The United Kingdom owes the United States over $4.5 billion in repayments stretching back to the First and Second World Wars. The United Kingdom owes the United States over $4.5 billion in repayments stretching back to the First and Second World Wars.