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Residential Property Review - July 2022

Residential Property Review - July 2022

Cooling demand slows sales Demand is cooling in the UK ...

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Commercial Property Market Review - July 2022

Commercial Property Market Review - July 2022

Strong first half for commercial property Investment and take-up performed ...

27th July 2022 Read More
News in Review - 27 July 2022

News in Review - 27 July 2022

“Food sales picked up due to the Jubilee celebrations, ...

27th July 2022 Read More
Money - In the news 27th July 2022

Money - In the news 27th July 2022

‘Side hustling’ becomes the norm Nearly half (46%) of ...

27th July 2022 Read More
Wealth - In the news July 2022

Wealth - In the news July 2022

Huge rise in individuals exceeding pension Annual Allowance In the ...

27th July 2022 Read More
News in Review - 20 July 2022

News in Review - 20 July 2022

“The economy rebounded in May with growth across all ...

20th July 2022 Read More
Spotlight on investor sentiment and super trends

Spotlight on investor sentiment and super trends

A new investor sentiment survey1 shows that, while investors are ...

21st July 2022 Read More
Equity release product standard introduced

Equity release product standard introduced

All equity release plans sold to new customers from 28 March 2022 ...

21st July 2022 Read More
When in (financial) doubt – talk it out!

When in (financial) doubt – talk it out!

According to a recent survey1, 90% of households are worried about ...

21st July 2022 Read More
Property trends shaping 2022

Property trends shaping 2022

The pandemic was a tumultuous time for us all – ...

14th July 2022 Read More
The power of purposeful wealth

The power of purposeful wealth

Most people would agree that wealth is not about hoarding ...

14th July 2022 Read More
Come retirement, you reap what you sow

Come retirement, you reap what you sow

Hindsight, they say, is a wonderful thing and that is ...

14th July 2022 Read More
News in Review - 13 July 2022

News in Review - 13 July 2022

“Getting the economy growing again has got ...

13th July 2022 Read More
2022 and the rise of inflation.

2022 and the rise of inflation.

The cause of the downturn in global equity markets is ...

21st July 2022 Read More
In the driving seat

In the driving seat

Many people have used the last couple of years to ...

7th July 2022 Read More
Economic Review - June 2022

Economic Review - June 2022

Slowdown fears mount The latest gross domestic product (GDP) statistics ...

7th July 2022 Read More
News in Review - 29 June 2022

News in Review - 29 June 2022

“Both retailers and their customers are in for hard ...

29th June 2022 Read More
Residential Property Review - June 2022

Residential Property Review - June 2022

UK housing market – busy but slowing Following two frenetic ...

30th June 2022 Read More
Property Market Review - June 2022

Property Market Review - June 2022

Quality is key for London office space After its pandemic-induced ...

30th June 2022 Read More
2022’s buy-to-let hotspots

2022’s buy-to-let hotspots

Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and Luton have been hailed the ...

17th June 2022 Read More
IHT reporting – all change

IHT reporting – all change

Keeping up to date with tax changes can be challenging ...

17th June 2022 Read More
Time in the market is more important than timing the market

Time in the market is more important than timing the market

"Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for ...

17th June 2022 Read More
News in Review - 15 June 2022

News in Review - 15 June 2022

The release of the latest Economic Outlook from the Organisation ...

15th June 2022 Read More
BTL investors tap into domestic holiday demand

BTL investors tap into domestic holiday demand

Pandemic-related travel restrictions have unleashed huge demand for UK-based rentals ...

9th June 2022 Read More
How to value financial advice

How to value financial advice

In recent times the importance of expert financial advice has ...

9th June 2022 Read More
News in Review - 8 June 2022

News in Review - 8 June 2022

‘There’s a real pent-up desire among the ...

8th June 2022 Read More
Economic Review - May 2022

Economic Review - May 2022

Bank warns of deteriorating outlook The Bank of England (BoE) ...

7th July 2022 Read More
FCA outlines plans to get people investing

FCA outlines plans to get people investing

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a new strategy ...

2nd June 2022 Read More
Property Marketing Review - May 2022

Property Marketing Review - May 2022

Return to the office According to a recent business update, ...

30th May 2022 Read More
Residential Property Marketing Review - May 2022

Residential Property Marketing Review - May 2022

Three key Queen’s Speech commitments Housing featured prominently ...

27th May 2022 Read More
Up close and personal with your mortgage rate

Up close and personal with your mortgage rate

Do you know if you could benefit from remortgaging? If ...

26th May 2022 Read More
Pensioners sitting on cash ISAs

Pensioners sitting on cash ISAs

An alarming set of data has come to light. Over ...

26th May 2022 Read More
In your 40s? Is your pension age changing?

In your 40s? Is your pension age changing?

More than four in five people in their 40s are ...

26th May 2022 Read More
Are your home contents worth more than you think?

Are your home contents worth more than you think?

In January this year, a team clearing out the home ...

19th May 2022 Read More
Life admin personality types – are you a forward thinker?

Life admin personality types – are you a forward thinker?

When it comes to mundane but crucial organisation tasks – ...

19th May 2022 Read More
Economic Review - April 2022

Economic Review - April 2022

IMF cuts growth forecast The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has ...

10th May 2022 Read More
Get your ducks in a row for the 2022/23 tax year

Get your ducks in a row for the 2022/23 tax year

Effective tax planning strategies can help shield you from the ...

9th May 2022 Read More
Second-best year on record for fund inflows

Second-best year on record for fund inflows

Despite the pandemic, new stats from The Investment Association (IA)1 ...

9th May 2022 Read More
News in Review - 27 April 2022

News in Review - 27 April 2022

“Online sales were hit particularly hard due to lower ...

27th April 2022 Read More
Money - In the news 27th April 2022

Money - In the news 27th April 2022

Savers say goodbye to £34m in LISA bonuses During ...

27th April 2022 Read More
Wealth - In the news 27th April 2022

Wealth - In the news 27th April 2022

Dividend growth 2022 – cautious optimism A recent report1 has revealed ...

27th April 2022 Read More
Residential Property Review – April 2022

Residential Property Review – April 2022

Supply shortages fail to blunt sales Low availability is once ...

27th April 2022 Read More
Commercial Property Market Review – April 2022

Commercial Property Market Review – April 2022

Industrial space in high demand in Q1 Elevated occupier demand ...

27th April 2022 Read More
As life changes your mortgage should too

As life changes your mortgage should too

The cost of living has shot up in recent months, ...

22nd April 2022 Read More
Pension wealth increasing

Pension wealth increasing

New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Wealth ...

22nd April 2022 Read More
Renters feeling the strain

Renters feeling the strain

The cost-of-living crisis is likely to be felt by most ...

22nd April 2022 Read More
News in Review -  20 Apr 2022

News in Review - 20 Apr 2022

“We are facing a crisis on top of a ...

20th April 2022 Read More
News in Review - 13 April 2022

News in Review - 13 April 2022

“This will reduce our dependence on power sources exposed ...

13th April 2022 Read More
On the move this spring?

On the move this spring?

As we move into spring, aspiring movers will likely find ...

13th April 2022 Read More
Achieving balance this spring

Achieving balance this spring

As well as being a season of hope and renewal, ...

13th April 2022 Read More
Economic Review March 2022

Economic Review March 2022

Bank Rate raised again Last month, the Bank of England (...

11th April 2022 Read More
News in Review - 6 April 2022

News in Review - 6 April 2022

“This is a moment of consequence and peril for ...

6th April 2022 Read More
News in Review - 30 Mar 2022

News in Review - 30 Mar 2022

“The government will support the British people” Rishi ...

30th March 2022 Read More
Residential Property Review – March 2022

Residential Property Review – March 2022

Sales up as demand stays strong 2022 has picked up where 2021 ...

25th March 2022 Read More
Spring Forecast Statement 2022

Spring Forecast Statement 2022

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his 2022 Spring Statement ...

24th March 2022 Read More
News in Review - 23 Mar 2022

News in Review - 23 Mar 2022

'The economy has recently been subject to a succession of ...

23rd March 2022 Read More
News in Review - 16 March 2022

News in Review - 16 March 2022

“At the Spring Statement, Rishi Sunak has to make ...

16th March 2022 Read More
Preserving your retirement from the risk of mental decline

Preserving your retirement from the risk of mental decline

Many of us can now look forward to a longer ...

17th March 2022 Read More
News in Review - 9 Mar 2022

News in Review - 9 Mar 2022

‘The situation remains highly fluid and the outlook is ...

9th March 2022 Read More
Long-term renters miss out

Long-term renters miss out

In today’s market, getting a foot on the ...

9th March 2022 Read More
The ‘Late Financial Bloomer’ faces a complex retirement journey

The ‘Late Financial Bloomer’ faces a complex retirement journey

A new group of consumers, dubbed the ‘Late Financial ...

9th March 2022 Read More
News in Review - 2 Mar 2022

News in Review - 2 Mar 2022

“The UK is announcing the largest and most severe ...

2nd March 2022 Read More
News in Review - 12 Jan 2022

News in Review - 12 Jan 2022

“Although supply chains remain severely stretched, there are at ...

12th January 2022 Read More
News in Review - 15 Dec 2021

News in Review - 15 Dec 2021

‘Fresh restrictions are a big setback for businesses’ ...

15th December 2021 Read More
News in Review - 22 Dec 2021

News in Review - 22 Dec 2021

“We’re concerned about inflation in the medium ...

22nd December 2021 Read More
News in Review - 5 Jan 2022

News in Review - 5 Jan 2022

‘2022 will be defined as the year of the squeeze&...

5th January 2022 Read More
News in Review - 19 Jan 2022

News in Review - 19 Jan 2022

“It’s amazing to see the size of ...

19th January 2022 Read More
News in Review - 26 Jan 2022

News in Review - 26 Jan 2022

“It’s likely households will face a cost-of-living ...

26th January 2022 Read More
News in Review - 2 Feb 2022

News in Review - 2 Feb 2022

“The economy has recovered more quickly than expected, creating ...

2nd February 2022 Read More
News in Review - 9 Feb 2022

News in Review - 9 Feb 2022

“I’m afraid we do have to raise ...

9th February 2022 Read More
News in Review - 16 Feb 2022

News in Review - 16 Feb 2022

“GDP grew robustly across the fourth quarter as a ...

16th February 2022 Read More
News in Review - 23 Feb 2022

News in Review - 23 Feb 2022

“Falling COVID cases and the slow return to offices ...

23rd February 2022 Read More
Residential Property Review – February 2022

Residential Property Review – February 2022

Promising signs in the UK housing market Following a record-breaking 2021, ...

24th February 2022 Read More
Commercial Property Market Review – February 2022

Commercial Property Market Review – February 2022

Upbeat mood for regional office activity The regional office investment ...

24th February 2022 Read More
The fine print of home insurance T&Cs

The fine print of home insurance T&Cs

Few people enjoy reading the fine details of insurance terms ...

17th February 2022 Read More
Climate disclosures top corporate agendas in 2022

Climate disclosures top corporate agendas in 2022

Regulators have been urged by the IMF to do more ...

17th February 2022 Read More
Making savings for your children work

Making savings for your children work

Many parents are keen to give their children a flying ...

16th February 2022 Read More
Have you been ‘catfished’ by a property?

Have you been ‘catfished’ by a property?

Not all prospective homebuyers will be familiar with ‘catfishing&...

9th February 2022 Read More
Consumers and investors tune in to tackle climate change

Consumers and investors tune in to tackle climate change

More than half (57%) of consumers want their pension to be ...

9th February 2022 Read More
Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

Did you know that Jackie Chan’s stunt team ...

3rd February 2022 Read More
How to minimise your risk of property chain collapse

How to minimise your risk of property chain collapse

Picture the scene: you’ve found your dream home, ...

3rd February 2022 Read More
Gen up to protect yourself from pension scams

Gen up to protect yourself from pension scams

With pension scam losses totalling millions each year, good news ...

3rd February 2022 Read More
Economic Review - January 2022

Economic Review - January 2022

Economy regains pre-pandemic size The UK economy grew strongly in ...

3rd February 2022 Read More
‘Special dividends’ boost investor income

‘Special dividends’ boost investor income

In Q3 2021, UK dividends reached £34.9bn, an impressive 89% year-on-year ...

27th January 2022 Read More
Time to consider external factors

Time to consider external factors

The Autumn Budget may have left a sense that nothing ...

27th January 2022 Read More
Home Finance - In the news

Home Finance - In the news

FTBs go mad for BoMaD  Half of all ...

27th January 2022 Read More
In the news - Wealth

In the news - Wealth

Your 2022 playlist Research studies over the years have reinforced the ...

19th January 2022 Read More
In the news - Money

In the news - Money

Scam victims suffer a £9.3bn wellbeing impact Unfortunately, scams ...

19th January 2022 Read More
What trends will dominate the housing market in 2022?

What trends will dominate the housing market in 2022?

Last year house prices rose to new heights and the ...

12th January 2022 Read More
Prepare with confidence

Prepare with confidence

If you are in the dark about how to prepare ...

12th January 2022 Read More
Money for new homes in the Autumn Budget

Money for new homes in the Autumn Budget

The Autumn Budget included fresh spending pledges on housing from ...

7th January 2022 Read More
Great expectations as a new year dawns

Great expectations as a new year dawns

We could be forgiven for focusing on life’s ...

7th January 2022 Read More
Building financial resilience in 2022

Building financial resilience in 2022

The new year is the perfect time to reassess how ...

7th January 2022 Read More
Economic Review - December 2021

Economic Review - December 2021

Bank sanctions December rate rise The Bank of England (BoE) ...

7th January 2022 Read More
Residential Property Review – December 2021

Residential Property Review – December 2021

23rd December 2021 Read More
Property Market Review - December 2021

Property Market Review - December 2021

23rd December 2021 Read More
Blocking out ‘noise’ for the good of your portfolio

Blocking out ‘noise’ for the good of your portfolio

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the ...

17th December 2021 Read More
News in Review - 8 Dec 2021

News in Review - 8 Dec 2021

‘The global recovery is strong but imbalanced’ Last ...

8th December 2021 Read More
Financial advice and wellbeing: a match made in heaven

Financial advice and wellbeing: a match made in heaven

Recent research has found that those who receive professional financial ...

7th December 2021 Read More
Annex army on the march

Annex army on the march

The words ‘Granny’ and ‘annex’ may ...

7th December 2021 Read More
Economic Review - November 2021

Economic Review - November 2021

Inflationary pressures mount Official statistics show the UK headline rate ...

6th December 2021 Read More
News in Review - 1 Nov 2021

News in Review - 1 Nov 2021

“We need to bolster our protections against this new ...

1st December 2021 Read More
Becoming a financial wellbeing ‘all-rounder’

Becoming a financial wellbeing ‘all-rounder’

Financial wellbeing is closely aligned with the control people have ...

1st December 2021 Read More
A lifetime of investing

A lifetime of investing

As we move through life, our plans and goals will ...

1st December 2021 Read More
News In Review - 24 Nov 2021

News In Review - 24 Nov 2021

“If we are serious about going for growth, then 2022 ...

24th November 2021 Read More
Switch from SVRs for better rates

Switch from SVRs for better rates

Navigating the labyrinth of financial acronyms can leave even the ...

23rd November 2021 Read More
FCA highlights need for adequate protection cover

FCA highlights need for adequate protection cover

Back in February, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released its ...

23rd November 2021 Read More
Sudden Wealth Syndrome: coping with a windfall

Sudden Wealth Syndrome: coping with a windfall

You’d be likely to feel happy and excited ...

23rd November 2021 Read More
News In Review - 17 Nov 2021

News In Review - 17 Nov 2021

“For all our disagreements, the world is undeniably heading ...

17th November 2021 Read More
‘Flip the context’ and protect your hard-earned cash

‘Flip the context’ and protect your hard-earned cash

Pension savers lost more than £2m to scammers in ...

16th November 2021 Read More
News in Review - 10 Nov 2021

News in Review - 10 Nov 2021

“We think there will be some need to increase ...

10th November 2021 Read More
Boost the value of your home

Boost the value of your home

Homeowners have benefited from double-digit house price growth in the ...

9th November 2021 Read More
Grandparents increased generosity during the pandemic

Grandparents increased generosity during the pandemic

Most grandparents are familiar with the financial challenges faced by ...

9th November 2021 Read More
‘Cash is king’ mentality could prove costly

‘Cash is king’ mentality could prove costly

For many years, savers have seen cash as a safe, ...

9th November 2021 Read More
News in Review - 3 Nov 2021

News in Review - 3 Nov 2021

“The world is looking to you” All eyes ...

3rd November 2021 Read More
Economic Review - October 2021

Economic Review - October 2021

OBR forecasts stronger growth The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) ...

3rd November 2021 Read More
Mortgage process a mystery to many young adults

Mortgage process a mystery to many young adults

It is not only prohibitive house prices and stringent affordability ...

2nd November 2021 Read More
UK investors plan to continue lockdown habits

UK investors plan to continue lockdown habits

During the pandemic, many people have been able to significantly ...

2nd November 2021 Read More
News in Review - 27 Oct 2021

News in Review - 27 Oct 2021

 “Growth is being accompanied by an unprecedented rise ...

27th October 2021 Read More
Humble mortgage overpayments add up

Humble mortgage overpayments add up

A boost in UK savings as a result of reduced ...

26th October 2021 Read More
Working together to tackle the climate crisis

Working together to tackle the climate crisis

Due to be held this November in Glasgow, the United ...

26th October 2021 Read More
Home Finance - In the news

Home Finance - In the news

Rising interest in equity release More than half of homeowners ...

26th October 2021 Read More
Residential Property Review - October 2021

Residential Property Review - October 2021

Supply still lagging demand Steady buyer demand and a sixth ...

22nd October 2021 Read More
Commercial Property Market Review - October 2021

Commercial Property Market Review - October 2021

Strong recovery for UK flex market According to Workthere research, ...

22nd October 2021 Read More
News in Review - 20 Oct 2021

News in Review - 20 Oct 2021

‘Global cooperation is key to addressing our shared challenges ...

20th October 2021 Read More
Money - In the news

Money - In the news

A third enter retirement in debt Retirement. You’ve ...

19th October 2021 Read More
Wealth - In the news

Wealth - In the news

ESG assets will exceed £36.5trn by 2025 ESG assets are ...

19th October 2021 Read More
News in Review - 13 Oct 2021

News in Review - 13 Oct 2021

“The global recovery continues, but momentum has weakened” ...

13th October 2021 Read More
Triple lock changes for 2022-23

Triple lock changes for 2022-23

After much speculation, in September, the Secretary of State for ...

12th October 2021 Read More
National Insurance and dividend tax rises

National Insurance and dividend tax rises

A new health and social care tax will be introduced ...

12th October 2021 Read More
Percentage sales at decade high

Percentage sales at decade high

Analysis1 suggests that almost seven in ten UK properties for ...

12th October 2021 Read More
Estate planning update

Estate planning update

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published its annual statistics on ...

12th October 2021 Read More
News in Review - 6 Oct 2021

News in Review - 6 Oct 2021

“Household saving fell particularly strongly in the latest quarter ...

6th October 2021 Read More
LPA overhaul? – consultation launched

LPA overhaul? – consultation launched

During the summer, the Ministry of Justice launched a 12-week ...

5th October 2021 Read More
Autumn: a time of change and preparation

Autumn: a time of change and preparation

As the darker evenings and colder days of autumn approach, ...

5th October 2021 Read More
Reasons for economic optimism in the autumn months

Reasons for economic optimism in the autumn months

Over the summer months, forecasting agencies took turns to upgrade ...

5th October 2021 Read More
Robust recovery for housing and mortgage markets

Robust recovery for housing and mortgage markets

Projections produced by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) suggest ...

5th October 2021 Read More
Economic Review - September 2021

Economic Review - September 2021

Upgrade to UK GDP growth The Office for National Statistics (...

1st October 2021 Read More
News in Review - 22 Sept 2021

News in Review - 22 Sept 2021

“This is fundamentally a growth market, and we see ...

22nd September 2021 Read More
News in Review - 29 Sept 2021

News in Review - 29 Sept 2021

‘Against a backdrop of robust goods demand and continuing ...

29th September 2021 Read More
Pension savers enticed by ‘risky’ investments

Pension savers enticed by ‘risky’ investments

At a time where it is becoming harder to save ...

27th September 2021 Read More
Residential Property Review - September 2021

Residential Property Review - September 2021

Signs of solidity in UK housing market After reaching record ...

20th September 2021 Read More
Property Market Review - September 2021

Property Market Review - September 2021

Robust figures for commercial property market Commercial property investment volumes ...

20th September 2021 Read More