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April saw the start of the 3% surcharge to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for properties not bought for residence by buyers.    It was no surprise then to see a slowdown in activity in the housing market...

The UK housing market presents a mixed picture across the country
Wednesday 25 May 2016

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show average in England house prices rising by 8.6% in the year to the end of January 2016...

The oil companies are struggling – but what do lower oil prices mean for us?
Wednesday 25 May 2016

One major factor driving turbulence on the world’s stock exchanges has been the fall in oil prices over the past year.    Since mid-2014 the benchmark oil price, Brent Crude, has plummeted from $110 a barrel to $34...

8,000 investors to attend Master Investor Show in London
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Some 8,000 private investors will descend on Islington's Business Design Centre this April for the 14th Master Investor Show.    The event aims to bring together investors and companies listed on the stock market, or offering other forms of investment opportunities...

Investors must be bullish despite volatility, oil woes and China’s growing pains
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Investors should ride the storm and avoid panic selling. Recent warnings by some commentators that investors should sell during the current market volatility are not only short sighted but could be the worst advice to give to investors...

When a million pounds is not enough: Coping with the lifetime pension allowance
Wednesday 25 May 2016

From April this year the lifetime allowance on the size of individual pension funds falls from £1.25 million to £1 million. Holdings beyond this limit will be taxed at 55% when drawn out...

Standard Life extends partnership with John Hancock Investments
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Global investment manager, Standard Life Investments has announced that its Global Real Estate Securities expertise will be available to the United States retail marketplace following the launch of a new Global Real Estate Fund on the John Hancock Investments platform...

Equity Focus: Outlook for 2016
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Going into 2015 we held a constructive view on developed equity markets, expecting that a moderate economic recovery and accommodative central bank policy would support investor sentiment...

Why mutuality matters to financial consumers
Wednesday 25 May 2016

On 16th November Nationwide Building Society announced that Joe Garner will be taking over from Graham Beale as Chief Executive in spring 2016.    Garner, who is currently the Chief Executive of BT Openreach and previously head of HSBC UK, will take the helm at the largest building society in the UK, with assets in excess of £195 billion...



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2015 Has Been a Landmark Year for Hotel Investments in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 25 May 2016

2015 has been a breakout year for the hotel industry in Northern Ireland, with investors flocking to grab up property in the area...

On-demand services to help improve your investment

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Once upon a time, London’s new tech scene seemed to be made up of trendy aps that helped you pass your time in a hazy dream of lined-up fruit and Sims-esque farming...

What Could Affect UK House Prices in 2015?

Wednesday 25 May 2016

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 25 May 2016

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 25 May 2016

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



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