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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...
House prices in Britain have outstripped the huge rises seen in stocks and shares over the past decade, according to property experts. The total value of homes in the country has increased by 48% to just over £6 trillion since 2007. Investors tracking the FTSE 100 would not have fared so...
Global stock markets smashed their way to record highs in 2017 - and took investors on the ride with them. In the UK alone, companies paid a record £94.4 billion in dividends to shareholders. The increase shattered the previous record set in 2014 and was 10.5% up on the previous year...
Expats will hear about the pros and cons of onshore and offshore investment from their financial advisers, but what do the terms mean? To most expats, banking and investing offshore means handing wads of cash to some shady character who promises extraordinary yields and low tax. That description could not be...
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) expects the growth of the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) to gather pace in 2014 and 2015. The third quarter’s better than expected growth has seen the growth forecast rise to 1.4% – 0.2% higher than in the August forecast. Current estimates set 2014’s GDP...
Scammers conned 130 wealthy investors out of £1.5 million pledging 12% a year returns for six years from South American gold mines. Instead of the promised riches, a few received ‘minor returns’ and their money was paid as commissions to sales staff. Following an Insolvency Service investigation into the operation, the...
Wealthy Malaysians are more likely to invest in overseas property than other affluent Asia-Pacific buyers. A new report from HSBC bank revealed 55% of Malaysians own a property in another country compared to 45% from China and 44% from Hong Kong. And at least a third of Malaysians own a property...
Increasing numbers of investors are attracted to crowdfunding to generate a higher return from their cash than banks and ISAs are offering. Crowdfunding is also popular with small businesses and entrepreneurs because the money they raise is an equity stake rather than debt that must be covered from their start-up...
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...
Are you MINTed as an investor, or are your shares falling like a BRIC? Keeping up with fund manager shorthand for investment classes is almost as hard a job as picking the right stocks. So if you don’t know your tigers, bears and bulls from CIVETS, here are some handy tips. MINT,...
India is stepping up a gear as the economy steps up to a gear to expand faster than that of China. Financial experts say India has already seen markets rise by 10% this year and the growth shows no sign of abating. The government is ready to pump billions of pounds...
Higher tax bills are encouraging landlords to invest less in buy to let even though tenant demand for rental homes is high at rents are rising. Since former Chancellor George Osborne made buying investment property more expensive by adding a 3% surcharge to stamp duty and slashing tax breaks for...
The slump in oil prices is leaving many investors wondering whether the price will ever recover. Last year, the price per barrel plunged from more than $100 a barrel to below $50 and has not really staged what anyone could call a real recovery. The current price is around $60 a...
New pension freedoms designed to give retirement savers control of their cash may not be as liberating as planned. The government’s dream was to let people aged between 55 and 65 years old access their pension savings as they wished. The intention was to ease their finances, so they could work...
Emerging market funds are clawing their way back among the top performing investments after years in the doldrums. Emerging markets have delivered the second best returns this year in comparison to other sectors monitored by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). So far in 2016, emerging markets have outstripped average fund...