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ESMA and the Tale of the 5 Leverages

ESMA and the Tale of the 5 Leverages No. This is not the title of the next Lord of the Rings instalment or a Game of Thrones knockoff, but it

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UK rents fell in November

That was according to Landbay’s National Rent Review, which found that annual rental growth fell by 0.83% in London, weighing down otherwise resilient rental growth elsewhere (1.27%). John Goodall, chief

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Royal Mint launches The Sovereign 2018 Gold Bullion

The Sovereign is The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. Struck on 22 carat gold and finished to Proof standard. The 2018 Sovereign features Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St

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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: