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Salford has best rental yields in the UK

In Salford, whose Media City (pictured) is occupied by the BBC and ITV, landlords made 7.08% in the year to March 2017. Other strong performing cities are Leeds, (5.96%) Manchester

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Northern landlords getting the best returns

In the North landlords made an annual yield of 7.0% in the second half of 2016 despite monthly rents of just £513. Other strong areas were Northern Ireland (6.5%) and

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Learning from Lehman – eight years on

We are experiencing the boldest experiment in monetary policy of modern history. Stimulus efforts from the US to China rescued financial markets and the real economy, but this emergency first-aid

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Investment company assets reach record high

This adds almost £5bn to the assets under management at the previous month end, and almost £9bn since the end of January 2016.  It compares to £76bn assets under management

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Best rental yields are outside London

Landlords can get the best rental yields outside London and the South East and profit from cheaper stamp duty to boot. LendInvest worked out that for £250,000 investors can typically

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Are bonds really that boring?

Almost seven years have passed since the Bank of England slashed the UK’s base rate to 0.5%. For much of the period since many commentators have called the imminent start

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Yield us not into temptation

There are three key pitfalls that investors need to consider in their pursuit of income, namely chasing yields, targeting yields and ignoring fund fees. The major issue with chasing income

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Commercial property rental growth returns

Commercial property prices have risen nearly 20% since the start of 2014 and market yields have fallen. Yet according to LGIM, yields are now consistent with the level they would

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Yield is main priority says AIC

  Some familiar names continue to crop up amongst the most viewed investment companies in the third quarter rankings on the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) website. It appears that the current

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Record rents for BTL investors

Analysis from Your Move and Reeds Rains suggest average rents now stand at a new record of £816 per month, after rising by 1.6% between August and September. The pace