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Property Investor Today

1 year ago

From next April those aged between 18 and 40 years will be eligible to open up Lifetime Individual Savings Accounts – or LISAs – to save towards the purchase of a first property or to provide funds in later life, from the age of 60.

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Scotland says no to independence: Investment update

As the Scottish public said no to the chance of becoming an independent country with the ‘No’ campaign claiming 55 per cent of the vote, a range of industry insiders have commented on the fall-out for investors and savers...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Should investors worry about the Scottish referendum?

A week today the people of Scotland will go to the ballot box to decide on the future of their country, consumer investment platform Trustnet Direct has taken a look at the impact of the referendum on investors: Market vol...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Investors expect interest rates to rise

According to Hargreaves Lansdown’s Investor Confidence Survey, 90% of investors expect UK interest rates to rise within the next 12 months. The unexpected jump in inflation from 1.5% to 1.9% has also fuelled speculation that rates ...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Bank of England in no rush to raise interest rates

In last week’s Quarterly Inflation Report, the Bank of England acknowledged the strength of the recovery, but stressed that a rise in interest rates was still some way off. Ben Brettell, Economics Edito...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

FCA launches MMR webcast

The FCA has developed a webcast of the material presented at last year’s Mortgage Market Review (MMR) workshops. The webcast covers:• The FCA’s main communications about the MMR ...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Compensation has begun to be paid by financial advisers to people who invested in the CF Arch cru Investment and Diversified funds (Arch cru) as a result of unsuitable advice. Over £8.26m has so far been received by consumers.&...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

200,000 homes at risk of repossession

1 in every 105 households in England is at risk of repossession or eviction, according to new statistics released by Shelter.The research found hotspots up and down the country where the risk of losing your home is even higher. These i...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Should Funding for Lending be cut back?

The Bank of England yesterday made the surprise announcement that it was changing the Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) to focus on business not mortgage borrowers.Fears of another "house price bubble" are said to have...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Best performance since 2008 for gross mortgage lending

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending increased to £17.6billion in October, representing a rise of 9% from £16.2billion in September and 37% higher than the total of £12.9bi...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

Have private landlords reacted to bedroom tax?

The explosion of the demand for rental properties is largely because it has become so difficult to purchase property."Generation rent" are the people who, perhaps five years ago, might have got a mortgage without a la...

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Property Investor Today

4 years ago

More signs of impressive growth in UK housing market

According to the latest data released by the Bank of England, lending to individuals in September has increased by £1.4billion compared to August.This is in keeping with the growth rates in this statistic over the last few mo...

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