24 July 2017

Property Market Review July 2017

 BLACKSTONE CLOSES £500M DEAL TO GRAB MAJORITY STAKE IN THE OFFICE GROUP Blackstone, one of the largest private equity houses, who currently manage over € 140bn of real estate assets globally, has acquired a majority holding in a temporary workspace business The Office Group (TOG), is a privately-owned company and landlord to several major corporations. […]

24 July 2017

Simply Money Newsletter Summer 2017

WHY THE SELF-EMPLOYEDNEED A PENSION NUDGE Working for yourself has never been so popular. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, there are around 4.8 million self-employed workers in the UK. Whilst many of this number are young people seizing the opportunity to go it alone, some are in their 50s, 60s and […]

24 July 2017

Simply Wealth Newsletter Summer 2017

HOW TO ACT YOUR (INVESTOR) AGE Whilst we are all aware of the age differences between the generations, we might not have thought about how our age bears any relation to our investments. However, the number of years you have left to invest can help you make the right decisions about how much and where […]

24 July 2017

Simply Home Finance Summer 2017

 HOW THE HOUSING MARKET MUST CHANGE TO MEET NEW NEEDS The arrival of the summer months is usually a busy time for estate agents. However, it seems that the market is being held back by a lack of supply. In their April survey, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reports that there is a marked […]

6 July 2017

Economic Review June 2017

BANK OF ENGLAND REINS IN BANK LENDING In late June, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), voiced his concerns over the extent of consumer borrowing in the UK. In their half-yearly ‘Financial Stability Report’, the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) outlined that lenders had become complacent regarding their lending policies, stating […]