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Pound Sterling   On Wednesday the Bank of England’s (BoE) meeting minutes drove the Pound higher across the board, with the British currency returning to trend close to an 8-year high against the Euro...

Repression, uncertainty and gamma – implications for the private investor 
Wednesday 29 July 2015

It’s a truism that investment goals are affected by numerous variables. It’s also true that those variables are too many to mention and difficult to predict...

How to get high long-term returns for your savings
Wednesday 29 July 2015

Most UK investors hold their long term savings in cash. They regards the stock market as far too risky. This major error arises from confusing short-term risk with long-term risk...

Greece reaction: Market risk to stay elevated but pragmatism should prevail
Wednesday 29 July 2015

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management   European equities are trading lower on the surprise outcome of the Greek referendum result on the international bailout conditions set by the European Union (EU)...

Salesman sentenced for unauthorised investment scheme
Wednesday 29 July 2015

A salesman has been sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment for his involvement in operating an unauthorised collective scheme.    Adam Hawkins was convicted at Southwark Crown Court on May 29 for his part in the scheme which operated through three land banking companies and cost over 100 investors at least £4 million...

‘Investors need to accept lower returns in new investment era’
Wednesday 29 July 2015

Investors need to accept the dawning of a new investment era, warns the boss of independent financial advisory deVere Group.   Nigel Green says that as we enter a ‘new investment era’, investors should expect lower returns from property, bonds and the stock market...

New chairman at London Stock Exchange
Wednesday 29 July 2015

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced the appointment of a new chairman.    Donald Brydon CBE has been appointed as chairman, following Dr Chris Gibson-Smith’s retirement after 12 years in the position...

If you’re playing the long game, you should be investing in Isas
Wednesday 29 July 2015

The primary benefit of an investment Isa is tax-free growth. Mike Abbott, Head of Sable Wealth, looks at the effect of tax free compounded growth vs unwrapped portfolios where the growth is taxed...

Pound Sterling exchange rate up 2% as Conservatives win UK Election
Wednesday 29 July 2015

Although the Pound showed remarkable resilience in the build up to the UK General Election, the currency fluctuated as the public cast their votes in what was being touted as the most unpredictable election in living memory...



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What Could Affect UK House Prices in 2015?

Wednesday 29 July 2015

The UK housing market is one of the most well-developed in the world due to the wide range of mortgage options available...

The UK’s Million Pound Home Hotspots

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Although much of the UK media tend to focus on London as a home for property millionaires and overseas investors, there are considerable pockets and areas where property prices are continuing to grow, with many of these areas now containing a number of million pound plus properties...

Popular Places to Live and Invest in London

Wednesday 29 July 2015

When it comes to London boroughs, if you take the time to study property trends then you will find that a pattern emerges...

How you can get the Best Return when Selling Your London Property

Wednesday 29 July 2015

It’s no secret that London is a hotspot for property in the UK markets. Many boroughs in the capital are in such high demand that they’re snapped up within hours of them going on sale...

Man’s best friend? Tips on letting to tenants with pets.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

WHILE, statistically speaking, pet owners are likely to be happier than their animal-free alter-egos, letting a property to a tenant with an animal entourage can be a dog’s life for landlords...



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