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Buy to let mortgage rules have tightened up for new landlords as well as seasoned investors. If you are an expat looking to buy or refinance in the UK, then you need to know how the new rules will impact your business. Deposits – the more an investor ploughs into their...
How much do you think a wardrobe sized flat in one of London’s poshest post codes will cost in 2050? It may sound a stupid question, so here’s some extra information to help make the decision. The current value of a one or two bed flat in a prestigious Central London...
Pinning down property prices is one of the problems for investors – especially if they are buying outside the UK. Most house price indices are notoriously fickle and out of date and give returns for an ‘average’ home in a huge region rather than specific properties in real life neighbourhoods. Reason...
Real estate has long since been a popular choice for investors, yet self storage is one area in real estate that is often overlooked. While the rest of the real estate market can be challenging and crowded at times, the self storage industry is growing, presenting investors with a...
Investment tax breaks like the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) have boosted the number of companies seeking private investors by 90% in the past 12 months. SEIS is just one investment program promising investors tax relief in exchange for backing for businesses. Others include the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture...
Fund supermarkets are web sites that open the door to do-it-yourself investing by letting you buy, sell and manage your investments from a smart phone, tablet or computer. Using a fund supermarket can give you control of your investments, but you need to think carefully before diving in. Here are some...
The sky’s no limit to buyers of meteorites that have fallen to earth queuing up to bid at a specialist auction. After hurtling billions of miles across space and surviving the burn-up of entering the atmosphere travelling at thousands of miles an hour, these meteorites are scarce and valuable lumps...
New opportunities in frontier markets are bleeping on the radar of investors seeking ever higher returns. Industry analysts report a spike in interest in these new frontiers with markets in Africa attracting most attention – especially Nigeria. Geopolitics is a factor that weighs heavily on selecting frontier markets as the politics...
Fraudsters are scamming investors out of more than £1.2 billion a year, according to consumer watchdogs the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The average victim loses £20,000 to crooked investment advisers, says the FCA. Now, the FCA is launching a campaign to help investors identify fraudsters. Many of the criminals try to con...
Property investors are always being urged to follow the mantra of ‘location, location, location’ when searching for potential investments but three recent stories reaffirm that slogan. In the first, Australian police officers swooped on several properties looked after by a rental agency to discover the homes were being used to...
Start-up businesses picking up cash through crowdfunding web sites could find the US tax man looking for a share of the take. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) argues that donations without commitment through the sites are income not investment – and should be taxed as earnings. Crowdfunding web sites claim the...
Investors have a perfect window of opportunity to invests in small businesses as the government continues to make the future uncertain by tinkering with pensions and buy to let tax. Venture capital trusts are one of the longest established tax breaks for investors, but although recently seeing record levels of...
On Monday Tata Motors’ stock fell by over 6% as Thai police confirmed they were treating the death of Managing Director Karl Slym as a possible suicide. “The preliminary investigation indicates that this may be suicide,” stated Somyot Boonnakaew, the Police Lieutenant who is leading the case. “We don’t think it’s...
Investors who want to take part in the buy to let bonanza but do not want to get involved in managing their own properties can buy a slice of  Britain’s first residential real estate investment trust (REIT). Cost of entry to the buy to let market is preventing many would-be...
Generous tax breaks for start-up businesses are siphoning investment cash away from firms looking for money to keep them growing , according to a new study. Business is booming for start-ups and investors focus on the benefits of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and crowdfunding, says the report from...