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Major Indices Update

FTSE100 The FTSE 100 weakened 0.59% yesterday to close at 7293.50. During the week, the index traded at a high of 7440.85 and a low of 7255.78. The FTSE 100

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London rents fall both monthly and annually

Rents in the capital were 1% lower than the same point a year ago and 0.5% down on January. In London the average rent is £1,286 a month, which Your

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London drags rental averages down

Tenants in newly let homes saw the cost of renting fall year-on-year in February for the first time in six years, Countrywide’s letting index has revealed. Across England, Scotland and


How to build a sustainable buy-to-let business

Thinking of building your own buy-to-let empire? There are pros and cons to any monetary investment, and when it comes to property there is a wealth of information you should

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Budget 2017: The speech in full

Mr Deputy Speaker, I report today on an economy that has continued to confound the commentators with robust growth. A labour market delivering record employment. And a deficit down by

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The road to Brexit – what’s next for investors?

Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders, believes the UK’s exit payment will be an issue. Commenting he said: “The triggering of Article 50 itself will largely be a non-event for


Funding property development: Where to start?

Investing in property is viewed as a ‘safe option’ when it comes to making money. However, if you don’t have the initial savings to fund such a venture there are

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Landlords turn to commercial buy-to-let to avoid tax changes

April will see a reduction in mortgage tax relief and individual landlords will be prevented from deducting their interest payments or any other finance-related costs from their turnover before declaring

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Property investors brace themselves for tax changes

Landlords are increasing rents (24%), maintaining their current supply of properties without buying more (21%) and are selling some of their properties (16%). John Heron, managing director at Paragon Mortgages,

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ISA investors jump on the Brexit bandwagon

Sector analysis within ISAs is always very interesting as it gives an insight into investor activity on a general basis. Interestingly, in 2016 the most popular sector, based on the