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Investing in shares: slow and steady wins the race

As a general rule, winning companies don’t change their economic shape over time. Stock market sectors and business classifications certainly change. So do generations of entrepreneurs and the managers of

Analysis , Funds , Shares

My favourite share: fund manager Keith Ashworth-Lord

There are two aspects to investment: the business and the valuation. In this article, I will guide you through the first; the go / no-go decision of evaluating the quality


London house market still strong but UK market flailing

The markets have grown in both house purchase and remortgage activity in Greater London compared to the previous quarter, according to data released from the Council for Mortgage Lenders. The


Gross mortgage lending at £18.6 billion

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) estimates that gross mortgage lending was £18.6 billion in August, flattered by the strength of the housing market over the summer. This is 5%

News , Small Caps

Gross mortgage lending hits six year peak

Gross mortgage lending increased by 7% in July, reaching its highest monthly figure in nearly six years. Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showed that a total of


Number and value of mortgages up on last year

The Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML) has released new data on UK lending, and has found that loans in April to all groups of homebuyers – first-timers, movers, remortgagors and


Gross mortgage lending continues to grow in April

Gross mortgage lending reached an estimated £16.6 billion in April, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) – a leap of 36% compared with April 2013 (£12.2 billion). This


Viewpoint: Housing bubble is political footsie

The value of bricks and mortar has long been engrained in the British psyche and governments know that. Thatcher inspired a generation of social housing tenants to aspire to own


Property market hits a million transactions

However, the number of purchases remains significantly lower than before the market downturn. Over three decades preceding the downturn, the number of transactions averaged about 1.5 million a year. So,


Mortgage lending hits six year high

New Council of Mortgage Lenders data released today also showed that total homeowner house purchase lending fell in September, down 14% on August but up year-on-year by 20%.  Homeowner remortgage