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The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme concept gives entrepreneurs a direct way of raising money for start-ups other than the banks. Devised by former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in 2012, the measure was a response to the closed doors banks were showing business borrowers in the wake of the...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a great way of saving tax for anyone paying at the highest rates. The generous tax breaks wrapped around SEIS are what makes the investment so attractive. But like any investment, the best returns come with the greatest risks, and SEIS is no different...
Gumtree entrepreneur Simon Crookall wants to lure investors to his online platform offering cheap robo-advice. For as little as a £2,000 investment to open an account, he is looking to steal business from rival robo-advice services by charging a flat fee of 0.45% a year and no other costs. His platform...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is an investment of two halves - one for investors and the other for entrepreneurs seeking cash. Both have rules they should stick to for a successful investment and the scheme offers benefits to both sides. 50% income tax relief The big one is that investors...
It’s been five years since New York was crowned as the world’s top financial centre. NYC has since held on to that spot, followed by the likes of London and Hong Kong. However, a recent new development could potentially threaten the Big Apple’s long financial reign. Million-Dollar Condos Up For...
Investors have a pile of cash and are keen to find the right opportunities to invest, according to a new study. More than 3,600 investors and entrepreneurs worldwide were quizzed about their investment plans for the rest of the year. Double the number (51%) were optimistic about the global economy picking...
The value of rare musical instruments hit a high note last year – but only after recovering from a big loss the year before. Prices were up 16% in 2016, after suffering a 11% loss in 2015. Although alternative investments monitored by top people's London bank Coutts have shown a steady...
Consumer watchdogs have placed a permanent ban on gambling on binary options in the UK. The Financial Conduct Authority ban starts from April 2, 2019 and applies to anyone selling, marketing or distributing binary options to customers in the country. Binary options are a simple ‘yes/no’ bet on the movement of...
Britain’s best buy to let yields come from shared homes in university cities, according to new research. Despite financial pressures from rising mortgages and the tax man, landlords can expect returns of more than 12% a year. The top postcode for buy to let is Liverpool’s L7, where low house prices...
Over the past 30 years, the average returns of equities on international stock markets have averaged 7.2%, according to the MSCI Worldwide Index. Although investors are hoping for double-digit returns, they are also concerned about the risk of falling markets. In the UK, with Brexit approaching, almost half of investors (48%)...
Two companies involved in a £1.4 million fraudulent art investment have been closed after a brush with the law. After a flood of complaints, Halifax Mannin Ltd, based in Trawsfynydd, Wales, and Hey Design Services Ltd, of Kingstanding, Birmingham, were wound-up in the public interest at the High Court, Manchester. The...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) promises investors a lot - but some quirky rules need following to make the most of the tax breaks. Guidance from HM Revenue & Customs would have most investors believing that tax reliefs are automatic - but they are not. How long do I have...
China’s celebrating the start of the Year of the Pig and investors hope the arrival of the animal, which is a sign of wealth and prosperity in the east, will bring home the bacon. But the signs are 2019 may end with investors squealing rather than cheering. Looking back, the last...
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...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is drawing huge amounts of ‘smart capital’ from business angels, according to new research. These investors are have tied up their cash in 15,000 businesses contributing £4.5 billion to the economy while creating 69,700 jobs. The research by the British Business Bank and the UK Business...