Nia Williams

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Manchester is the best city to be a landlord

Hull was the most improved city for landlords compared to three months ago after seeing increased investment in the area, resulting in higher yields. Other cities which have become more

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Pension freedoms as a source to buy-to-let investment

In an environment of low interest rates, which have affected many pensioners’ annuities, the term ‘pension pot landlords’ has been coined to describe an increasing number of people looking to

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2018: When growth is scarce, target growth

Investors have been complaining about this bull market for equities for what feels like years. It’s an odd situation, as it doesn’t really seem like something you should be complaining

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Photo-Me International (Q2 results) This company is famous for its well-positioned photo booths along with a comparatively new venture into laundry machines. Trading so far this year has been

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2018: investing in companies that can run up the down escalator

With 2018 just round the corner and most equity markets on high single or double-digit gains, the likelihood is that most bourses will have rewarded UK investors by the end

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NS&I fixed term bonds back on sale

Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds have not been on general sale since 2009 but both the 1 and 3-year products will now be available to purchase online only

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House price and rental growth predictions to 2022

In London, prices are forecast to fall by 0.5% in 2018, but cumulative price growth over the next five years is positive at 13.1%. Knight Frank’s outlook review report said:

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Economic outlook – looking into 2018

While 2017 was (like 2016) dominated by geopolitical risk (North Korea, alleged US/Russia links, European populism), none of that was allowed to seep into financial markets. Lubricated by cheap money,

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Standard Life Aberdeen (Q4 results) The newly merged entity reported a drop in profit back at the last interim stage but with rising markets and integration efficiencies there are

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Will a Santa Rally make 2017 a record year?

With the start of December just a day away, the festive season will soon be in full swing. From an investment perspective however, the key question is how much longer