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What impact will the next Government have on property investment?

What impact will the next Government have on property investment?

The Select Property Group considers the general election and its potential impact on property investment below. As the UK holds its breath and awaits the outcome of May’s General Election, [...]

Right to Buy extension will cost taxpayers, warns think-tank

Right to Buy extension will cost taxpayers, warns think-tank

The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned the Conservative plan to extend Right to Buy would reduce social housing and be costly for taxpayers.   The Conservatives have plans [...]

HSBC could leave UK, but resurrect Midland Bank before it goes

HSBC could leave UK, but resurrect Midland Bank before it goes

HSBC shares increased today as the bank said it was considering moving it s headquarters out of London, as speculation grows that it could bring back Midland Bank.   Following [...]

Government sells £586m of Lloyds shares

Government sells £586m of Lloyds shares

The government has offloaded more of its share in Lloyds bank, raising £586 million.   The stake held by the taxpayer is now 21%, down from the 41% held after [...]

Strict mortgage checks encouraging borrowers to ‘play’ the system

Strict mortgage checks encouraging borrowers to ‘play’ the system

Homebuyers are using more cash and reining in their spending to give themselves a better chance of securing a mortgage, but be wary of trying to ‘play’ the system.   [...]

Brits put finances at risk by being a nation of ostriches

Brits put finances at risk by being a nation of ostriches

Britons are putting their financial futures at risk by choosing to be a nation of ostriches and burying their heads in the sands.   Research by Confused.com shows 64% of [...]

Young people expect to retire with £95k in pension, but haven’t started saving

Young people expect to retire with £95k in pension, but haven’t started saving

Young people are feeling optimistic about their retirement, believing they will have savings of £95,000 despite three-fifths not yet saving into a pension.   A survey by NOW: Pensions, shows [...]

Homeowners believe next 12 months is best time to sell

Homeowners believe next 12 months is best time to sell

A cooling off in house prices over recent months has not dampened confidence in the property market.   The number of homeowners who think the next year will provide a [...]

As Britain marks St George’s Day – where are the best investment opportunities in the UK right now?

As Britain celebrates St. George’s Day, Mark Wharrier, co-manager of the BlackRock UK Income Fund looks comments on the investment opportunities in the UK equity income sector… The outlook for [...]

Is value still to be found in Europe?

Anthony Rayner, co-manager of Miton’s multi asset fund range asks whether there is still value to be found in Europe… The over-arching theme in our portfolio for some time now [...]

First rate rise expected in early 2016, say experts

Members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%, the latest minutes reveal. Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at [...]

High earners should act sooner rather than later as Tories, Lib Dems and Labour all eye reducing top rate pension tax reliefs

Jason Hollands, managing director, business development, at Tilney Bestinvest looks at the threat to pension tax relief for big earners below. With the General Election just weeks away, the Conservative, [...]

What Tesco’s record-breaking loss means for investors

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at Tesco’s massive loss, which is the worst of any UK retailer on record… “This morning there were more dismal [...]

UK equity income sector provides 4.82% annual dividend growth

The UK equity income sector has delivered 4.82% annual dividend growth, the latest figures from the Association of Investment Companies reveal. Over the past 20 years  the income paid out [...]

The silver lining of slower growth

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist explains why low growth is not all bad news… Stocks struggle amid more signs of sluggish growth Stocks struggled last week amid more [...]

China stimulus rolled out as growth stalls

Craig Botham, emerging markets economist at Schroders, comments on the Chinese data announced over the weekend… “A data-heavy week in China was capped by a larger-than-expected 100 basis points (bps) [...]

Pension freedom: “Will it be a smooth ride or a train crash?”

So we have entered the brave new world of pension flexibility and freedoms. The question will be whether people will use those freedoms to enhance their retirement choices or just [...]

Unilever’s sales boost represents good news for investors

As Unilever provides a first quarter trading update, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… On Thursday consumer goods giant Unilever cheered [...]

Investors should prepare “to take advantage of the fallout” from US Federal Reserve’s inevitable rate rise

Investors should prepare a defensive portfolio and to be ready to take advantage of the imminent significant opportunities that will likely present themselves writes Tom Elliott international investment strategist at [...]

Growth prospects for China: what the latest GDP figures reveal

Craig Botham, emerging markets economist, shares his thoughts on today’s Chinese GDP figures… Chinese GDP grew 7% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, in line with expectations, and slower [...]

Pensions – four things to consider before investing in property

Select Property Group discusses what to think about before investing pension money in property in this sponsored article. Landmark pension reforms came into effect this week, and those with a [...]

Despite share price rally Royal Dutch Shell is a ‘buy’

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, highlights why he believes Royal Dutch Shell is worth investors’ attention… As the largest listed company in the UK, Royal Dutch [...]

Sponsor’s view – Pensions: 4 reasons why buy-to-let is such a strong investment choice

Select Property Group discusses the benefits of buy to let investing as a source of retirement income below. This month’s pension reforms are set to hand a generation of pensioners [...]

An investor’s guide to peer to peer lending

The peer to peer lending market continues to grow, while increasingly offering wider ranges of loans and better protection for investors in the event of borrowers defaulting. Many thousands of [...]

Mindful Money’s Mortgage Calculators

Mindful Money has launched a range of mortgage tools so readers can now search online for the best deals. We’ve teamed up with London & Country, the UK’s leading fee [...]

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