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Property and Pension Provision

Across the UK, thousands of families have successfully used property investment as a means of protecting their financial security in retirement. Not only does such investment produce a monthly rental income, it also tends to appreciate at a significantly faster […]

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Banks and Savings: Losing Interest

A number of important economic factors are currently combining to make property investment a particularly appealing prospect for all those looking to make the most of their money. One of the most notable of these was the recent decision by […]

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Recession Concerns Diminishing

The latest predictions from the Bank of England and the credit rating agency Moody’s both suggest that the risk of a UK economic recession are continuing to fall. Moody’s, as you might recall, is one of the organisations that downgraded […]

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UK Housing: Rental versus Ownership – Part 2

In the first part of this article we looked at some undeniable realities of the housing market. Supply is low; demand is high; prices are high and many aspiring buyers are facing a real struggle to afford a their first […]

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UK Housing: Rental versus Ownership – Part 1

For many years, now, there has been talk of a housing crisis. Across Britain, there has been a widely held, and loudly-argued belief that housing supply is simply far too low and that many more homes are needed to meet […]

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House Prices Forecasts Improving

A recent survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggests that house prices could be set to achieve modest but steady growth over the next five years. The survey pointed to a difference in sentiment about short term […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain

For the last few months, property investors have had to contend with a veritable storm of changes. In spring, the housing market was greatly perturbed by the Government’s tax hike on stamp duty, which saw a flood of new purchases […]

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August Decision on Interest Rates

On 4th August 2016, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to set the base rate of lending to a historic new low of 0.25%. The new rate, though a record, did not come as a great surprise […]

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Pensions Under Pressure

British pensioners breathed a small sigh of relief on 31st July when, despite calls for abolition, the Government confirmed its continuing commitment to the ‘triple lock’ principle of pension protection. In the short term, it appears safe but it’s a […]

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