News &
Financial Updates

Mortgage-lending for the Self-Employed and Small Business Owners

Following the abolition of self-cert loans and 125 percent loan to value mortgages, the self-employed and small business owners have regularly faced additional hurdles when it comes to borrowing.

China…..it’s your move

Following the tariffs imposed by the US on $50billion worth of Chinese goods back in July, President Trump has announced tariffs on a further $200billion of imports which will take effect next week.

The Advent of the Accidental Landlord

Whilst becoming a landlord is nothing out of the ordinary, not everyone who has a property to rent out is in that position because of purchasing a second property on a buy-to-let mortgage.

Avoid an interest rate rise by fixing your mortgage

Following a second interest rate rise in August 2018 – the previous being in November 2017 – many homeowners on standard variable rate and tracker mortgages will have seen their monthly payments go up.

Changes to buy-to-let tax relief

Following former Chancellor George Osbourne’s decision to tighten the purse strings on the profitability of the buy-to-let sector, some landlords across the UK have seen their taxes rise, their profits decrease and their choice of buy-to-let mortgages restricted as lenders increase their interest coverage ratios.

How Millennials Are Driving Socially Responsible Investment

In the final part of our millennials campaign, we explore one route of investment that has proven particularly appealing to today’s Generation Y – Socially Responsible Investment, or SRI.

Investment Opportunities for Millennials

With interest rates sitting so low, placing savings into a traditional bank account is only going to generate minimal returns. Instead, here are a range of investment options that millennials can easily engage in, that could get their money working as hard as they do.

Market Commentary

Monthly Market Commentary – June 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Monthly Market Commentary – May 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Monthly Market Commentary – April 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Quarterly Reports

Market Review – Quarter 1 2017

A Q1 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Market Review – Quarter 4 2016

A Q4 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Market Review – Quarter 3 2016

A Q3 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Finance in the news

Finance in the News – w/c 10.12.18

Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekend’s broadsheets.

Finance in the News – w/c 26.11.18

Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekend’s broadsheets.