• Autumn statement: the unbiased analysis from Philip Hammond

    Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement was never going to seem like Christmas had come early. But despite the lack of grand spending plans there were some interesting details nonetheless. Take a look at some of the best bits summed up below. The Good Major investment to build up to 140,000 new homes may at last bring […]

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  • Lifetime ISA as good as it seems?

    The lifetime ISA is a savings account that will allow people to save either towards their first home or their retirement. Those who sign up can save up to £4,000 a year and receive a government bonus of 25% – which means those who put in the maximum each year will receive a £1,000 bonus […]

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  • Buy to let fact file – Q3 2016

    Confidence around capital gains has reduced in the last 12 months from 47% in Q3 2015 to 41% in Q3 2016 Perceived tenant demand has increased slightly since Q2 2016 and is strongest in SE England, weakest in the North East 33% of landlords see the Brexit vote as negative for the PRS. 10% think […]

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  • Mortgage affordability at record low…

    According to the Council of Mortgage Lender (CML), mortgage costs for first-time buyers and home movers reached record low points in September. In this month, first-time buyers paid an average of 17.8% of household income to interest rates and service capital – down 0.2% from August and 0.5% year on year. Now, those moving home pay […]

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December 2016