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Property gurus are always ready with some words of wisdom about how to make millions from buy to let – for a price. These shysters are likely to dress up standard property investment information as a ‘buy to let secret’ or a road to riches with ‘no money down’. Their marketing...
Booming home prices in Dubai are expected to keep rising – but at a slower rate for the rest of the year. Average prices shot up by 33% in the past 12 months, according to international property firm Jones Lang LaSalle. Rents also climbed by almost a quarter as the Dubai...
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...
Thousands of pension investors fear they have lost millions of pounds in a troubled forestry investment promising rich returns in Costa Rica. Almost 3,500 investors have put money into Ethical Forestry Ltd, a financial firm based in Bournemouth, Dorset. Most of the investments were through SIPP or Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension...
Retail corporate bonds will soon come with credit ratings to help investors shop with confidence. Investors looking for an off-the-shelf bond are attracted by high interest rates, but often have little idea of the financial standing of the firm backing the deal. Now, bond issuers are keen to introduce a credit...
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...
After announcing it would invest in infrastructure to meet demand and consequently damage short-term profits, shares at British online retailor ASOS hit rock bottom. Whilst the company’s shares had doubled over the year to a stock market value of GBP 5.3 billion pounds at close of Monday, shares shrunk 22%...
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...
Entrepreneurs seem to be shunning raising startup capital from the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). The latest figures from Companies House show more than 580,000 startup businesses incorporated in 2014. But figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) show that only 1,100 startup companies signed up with SEIS in the 2013...
Bitcoin investors are facing uncertain times ahead as a split in the cryptocurrency is about to generate a new generation of the virtual currency. For Bitcoin investors, the situation is similar to shareholders in a company finding out the board is about to introduce a new class of shares. In most...
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...
A new technology start-up has won funding from the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and a local authority finance scheme. FindsYou.com offers consumers tailored personal searches across multiple markets – with the first launch in the motor trade. Motorists looking for a new car no longer have to search dozens of...
How would the conversation go if you called in on your boss and explained that you had not worked as hard as you could have during the year, but you expect a bonus anyway? The chat would not go well for most employees, but that’s exactly the way some financial...
Hundreds of expat landlords may have lost money as a leading letting agent has closed down owing them unpaid rent and deposits. Several landlords have started legal action to try to regain money that was collected as rent for tenants and held on deposit for letting homes. Landlord Action says one...
The world’s first green stock exchange for ethical investors has opened for business in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) only allows financial providers passing stringent eligibility tests to offer investments on the market. Luxembourg’s general stock exchange already has a reputation for trading in green investments. From the start of LGX,...