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'Shared ownership more affordable than Help to Buy'

A major expansion of newly-built shared ownership could help low and modest income working families across the country onto the property ladder, while keeping their housing costs affordable, according to analysis from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation...

UK growth sees house-building recovery

Government action is getting Britain building again, according to Housing Minister Kris Hopkins. The latest statistics reveal that the last three months have seen the fastest rate of housebuilding since the crash in 2008, and government schemes are helping tens of thousands of hardworking families get onto the housing ladder...

Keys conundrum leaves home owners vulnerable

More than half of UK homebuyers (58%) did not change the locks when they purchased their property – meaning that they could not say for certain who has access to their home, according to research from Ocean Finance...

Investors see farmland values hit record high

The value of English farmland continues to rise as investors build their portfolios and farmers expand, according to Knight Frank...

Economic recovery seen through higher tax receipts

The HMRC tax receipts issued for October show continued economic recovery, according to Frank Nash, tax partner at accountancy firm Blick Rothenberg LLP...

'Bank struggles with productivity assumptions as policy remains on hold'

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to hold quantitative easing (QE) at £375billion and interest rates at the record-low rate of 0...

Schroders creates framework to help overcome fixed income investor paralysis

Schroders Global Strategic Solutions team has launched its latest in-depth thought piece which is titled "Fixed Income, Flexible Outcomes - Getting what you need from your bond portfolio"...

Pension income mystery for millions

Millions of over 50s have no idea how to unlock their pension income. Ray Chinn, LV= Head of Pensions and Investments said: "Retirees today have far more choice about how to structure their income in retirement and alternative solutions such as income drawdown, investment-linked or fixed term annuities should be considered...

'Bribery Act having little positive impact on small and medium sized businesses'

Only 17% of UK accountants believe the UK Bribery Act 2010 has given confidence to Small and Medium Sized Businesses that they will not have to compete with or encounter corrupt business practices, a research report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has revealed...

Multi-asset insights for investors

Here Aymeric Forest and Matthias Scheiber, Multi-Asset Fund Managers, Schroders provide their latest multi-asset insights...

Retirement age of understanding revealed

The age at which we truly realise when we will be able to retire - and how much we need to save for retirement – is 48...

1 in 3 consumers have no emergency funds

The latest Lloyds Bank Savings Index shows a stable picture for the nation’s savers; however it does highlight the low level of savings that consumers currently hold...

October stock markets break rules for investors

Here Alex Crooke - Fund Manager, The Bankers Investment Trust PLC and Henderson High Income Trust, considers the latest global investment markets...

Average UK property now sells 11 days faster than last year

On average it now takes just over eight weeks (58 days) to sell a home in the UK - 11 days less than one year ago - according to a new "City Rate of Sale" report by Post Office Mortgages...

Investors directed towards emerging markets shopping centre opportunities

Emerging markets are offering interesting investment opportunities in terms of shopping centre development and existing assets, according to the latest Global ViewPoint released by CBRE...

Are emerging markets back on track for long-term investors?

The Emerging Markets sector has recently paused for thought, with performance over the last 12 months struggling to compete with the average investment company’s performance...

£9billion in mortgage overpayments per year

Mortgage holders are collectively making more than £9billion in mortgage overpayments per year, according to research from Santander Mortgages...

Market town house prices higher than county average

House prices in market towns are on average £14,000 (or 6%) higher than their county average, according to research from Lloyds Bank...

Shoppers steer clear of stores

Footfall in October was 2.9% lower than a year ago, down on the 2.4% fall in September, according to the latest BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor October 2013...

People living and working in private rented sector get new help

New measures that give tenants, landlords and leaseholders additional confidence in working with letting and managing agents and that strengthen the private rented sector were last week set out by the Government...



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