The British pound fell vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as cable tested bids around the US$ 1.6130 level and was capped around the $1.6265 level. Sterling remains under pressure on ongoing speculation that Lloyds Bank is facing liquidity pressures. Additionally, a Bank of England report noted concerns over U.K. debt issuance are increasing and this is also pressuring sterling. Data released in the U.K. overnight saw the September Rightmove house price index climb 0.6% m/m and decline 1.5% y/y. Minutes from the September BoE Monetary Policy Committee meeting are expected on Wednesday. Sterling faces downside risks if there was talk among policymakers that U.K. rates may need to remain lower for longer than expected. Cable bids are cited around the US$ 1.6030 level. The euro extended recent gains vis-à-vis the British pound as the single currency tested offers around the ?0.9075 level and was supported around the ?0.9040 level.