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Are you aware of the risks that could threaten your lettings business?

Monday 15th December 2014

There are many reasons why you choose to let your property, but being a landlord is not without challenges and there is risk...

Suite Properties: We buy, we sell, we finance

Monday 15th December 2014

At Suite Properties we buy and sell properties as well as finance all manner of property transaction...

Mayor of London to invest £25m in tech start-ups through LCIF

Friday 5th December 2014

The Mayor of London will invest £25m in tech start-ups through the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), which this week announced its six partners who will bring the total of the fund up to around £80m...

Berkshire brewery to raise £4m through EIS

Friday 5th December 2014

West Berkshire Brewery (WBB) has announced that it is to raise £4m through a tax-efficient Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to build a new brewery, to cater for increased demand for its products...

'Commercial property has provided strongest returns in 2014' - Lloyds

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Investment returns on UK Commercial Property grew by 20.1% in the year to October - the highest among the nine key asset classes - new research by Lloyds Bank Private Banking has revealed...

It’s complicated: why the investor-advisor relationship must be realigned

Wednesday 26th November 2014

By Gaspar d’Orey, CEO and co-founder of Zercatto   In news that will surprise almost no one who invests in the stock market, research from the Cass Business School at City University, London has found that UK fund management fees are skewed in the interests of fund managers...

True Potential ranked as fastest growing financial and technology services outside London

Wednesday 26th November 2014

True Potential has been ranked as the fastest growing financial and technology services company headquartered outside London in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50...

Top tips for landlords

Monday 24th November 2014

Whether you are new to the buy-to-let market or an experienced landlord, you can always benefit from expert advice and guidance...

HS2 & Property Values: 3 Possible Outcomes

Friday 14th November 2014

High Speed 2 (HS2) is hugely controversial, but with high powered backing at the top echelon of government, it looks like it will be going ahead...

UK’s first crowdfunded ‘Coffee Bond’ launched

Thursday 13th November 2014

London coffee house Taylor St Baristas has announced its intentions to raise up to £3 million through the launch of the UK’s first crowdfunded ‘Coffee Bond’...

Now is the time for investors to ‘show their bottle’, says business sales expert

Thursday 13th November 2014

Investors with strong balance sheets must take the opportunity to ‘show their bottle’; this is according to James Waterhouse, Director of dealconnections, a portal listing businesses for sale...

Deutsche AWM expands investment suite with launch of CROCI UK fund

Friday 7th November 2014

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) has expanded its CROCI (Cash Return on Capital Invested) suite of ‘real value’ investments with the addition of a large-cap UK fund...

Lack of farmland pushes up prices

Monday 3rd November 2014

There is a lack of farmland available to buy, according to Smiths Gore, with 10% less farmland marketed so far this year compared to 2013...

A bridging loan could be the key to expanding your property portfolio

Thursday 30th October 2014

In a post-MMR environment where banks and building societies are increasingly reluctant to lend, the bridging finance industry has continued to flourish...

The Eden Project raises £1.5m in just 20 hours

Thursday 16th October 2014

The UK’s most famous tropical garden - The Eden Project - is the latest in a line of big names to crowdfund for investment and has raised its target of £1...

FCA campaign to target those at risk of investment fraud

Thursday 16th October 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a national campaign to warn people about investment fraud and how to spot a potential scam...

Luxury student accommodation draws investors to Liverpool

Friday 10th October 2014

The attention of property investors from all over the UK is being drawn to X1 Liverpool One, a selection of purpose-built luxury apartments located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre...

House Prices Predicted to Fall Soon, So Sell While You Can

Friday 10th October 2014

If you’re considering selling your house or your home is on the market and you’re currently taking viewings, you should be trying to pursue a sale now, as market research conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has found that house prices are likely to fall by a year-on-year rate of 0...

Hewlett-Packard Separating into Two Companies

Friday 10th October 2014

In a move that many might deem shocking, Hewlett-Packard – the IT company that is more commonly known as HP – is splitting itself down the middle and turning itself into two companies...

Investor sentiment points to confidence in UK property, as Japanese shares dip

Thursday 9th October 2014

Between September and the start of October, the Japanese Shares asset class was the only asset class to display a negative month-on-month performance, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index, falling four percentage points to -3%...

Virgin Money Holdings proceeds with IPO

Thursday 9th October 2014

Last week Virgin Money Holdings announced its intention to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO)...

The Future in the Cards

Thursday 9th October 2014

I have never been one to believe in the ability of a 'psychic', well, I lie, there has been the odd one that has made me think "What if...

‘Private sector growth strong but easing from recent highs’ - CBI

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Private sector growth continued to perform strongly in the three months to September, with expectations for a mild pick up in the next quarter, according to the latest Growth Indicator from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)...

Schroders strengthens investment adviser capabilities with academic hires

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Schroders has announced the appointments of Duncan Shand and Fred Dopfel, who have joined to take up the newly created roles of Senior Advisers within the £55 billion/$98 billion Multi-Asset business...

‘EEA Life Settlements Fund investors should consider complaint’ - FCA

Thursday 25th September 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned those who invested in the EEA Life Settlements Fund to consider making a complaint to the firm they were advised by as they are likely to have been mis-sold the product...

Investor report says demand for gold is strong in all stages of economic cycle

Thursday 25th September 2014

Gold demand benefits from all stages of the economic cycle – in times of expansion as well as times of duress – according to a new paper published by the World Gold Council...

RBS announces Citizens IPO pricing

Thursday 25th September 2014

Yesterday the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBSG) announced the final pricing of the initial public offering (IPO) of Citizens Financial Group, Inc...

Risk Aversion Strategies in Financial Investment

Thursday 25th September 2014

The big news of the moment is that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. Of course, this means a lot of things for a lot of different people, but for investors, it shows that the Scotts are taking a rational, sensible approach to their economy...

Operating in a Volatile Market: Are You Making the Most of the Vix?

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Whether you’re completely new to trading and investment, or you’re a seasoned investment veteran, it’s always good to learn new techniques that can help you to be a safer investor...

Three Methods of Investing that Won’t Bankrupt You

Wednesday 24th September 2014

It is often claimed that all forms of investment are inherently risky, and although this might be the case, it must also be understood that some forms of investment are more risky than others...



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