Month: May 2013

87% of students want brands to engage them

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Nearly nine out of ten students want brands to engage with them more, according to a recent report from Student Beans. The Bean’s Group stated 87% of people aged between 18 and 24 wish brands to entertain, inform and inspire them. It also reported that 61% of students say they will click on a link… Read more »

Halifax announces plans to cover stamp duty costs

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Halifax will pay Stamp Duty costs for first-time buyers up to £2,500. Summary: Halifax will pay up to £2,500 to help FTBs This will cover the stamp duty costs of properties worth between £125,000 and £250,000 This will help with the burden of buying a property with FTBs Halifax has revealed its plans to help… Read more »

Value of property deals in Dubai grows by 63%


Property transactions in Dubai rose by 63% in the first three months of the year. Summary: Property deals in Dubai reached AED 44 billion in Q1 2013 This is an increase of 63% from Q1 2012 An average of 223 property deals were made daily during the first three months of the year There has… Read more »

Fashion update: Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1

Although it might not necessarily feel like it, it is now officially spring. British summertime began more than one month ago, and while the weather has failed to provide sunny climes we expect from the season, it is most definitely time to start planning your spring/summer 2013 wardrobe. That way, when the sun does make… Read more »

NUS launches National Student Survey competition

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The National Union of Students (NUS) has launched its latest contest, the National Student Survey (NSS) poster competition 2013. It is asking university attendees from all over the UK to design a poster for the NSS that will be plastered around education establishments throughout the country shortly. The winning entry has to be eye-catching and… Read more »

Proximity to university campus ‘is key’ for student lets

Choosing student property close to campus is imperative for investors looking for a profitable asset. This is the opinion of Simon Thompson, Managing Director of, who recently spoke to The Telegraph about student property. He was reported as saying: “Our research shows students are less concerned about living in a densely populated student area… Read more »

Emaar Properties reveal Q1 profits of £97m


Emaar Properties has gained profits of AED 556 million between January and April 2013. Summary: Emaar Properties gained returns of AED 556 million in Q1 2013 This is a 9% rise from Q4 2012 This is the result of the launch of new projects in Dubai Emaar Properties PJSC has revealed its profits for the… Read more »

Value of newbuild properties in the UK rises by 12%

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There has been a 12% increase in the value of newbuild properties in the UK since 2008. Summary: Newbuild homes have risen in value by 12% over the last five years The typical cost of a newbuild is £233,822 Last year saw £2.2 billion worth of international investment in newbuild properties The price of newbuild… Read more »