8 August 2017

Economic Review July 2017

POSITIVE UK ECONOMIC GROWTH IN Q2 According to initial estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the second quarter of 2017, the UK economy continued to grow. They calculate that the UK saw growth of 0.3% in the three month period ending 30 June, an improvement from the Q1 figure of 0.2%. However, […]

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 […]

27 June 2017

Property Market Review June 2017

Our monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in property markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. CAPITAL VALUES INCREASE ACROSS THE UK The latest monthly report from CBRE, the commercial property and real estate services adviser, shows that, […]

16 June 2017

Property Market Review May 2017

BREXIT HAS LITTLE IMPACT ON PROPERTY LENDING Although lower than the previous year, 2016 saw lending into the commercial property sector remain steady, according to the Commercial Property Lending Report from De Montford. It reported that whilst new lending was down 17% on 2015, the UK’s decision to vote for Brexit had a minimal effect on […]

9 June 2017

The General Election, The Result is In

CONSERVATIVES ARE THE LARGEST PARTY BUT WITHOUT A MAJORITY The Result Is In After seven weeks of campaigning and two electioneering suspensions, due to the tragic Manchester and London terror attacks, the jury – in the form of the electorate – has delivered its verdict. After a tense night, the Conservative Party has emerged as […]

5 June 2017

Economic Review May 2017

Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your individual […]