Month: March 2015

Budget 2015 predictions – what can we expect?

Budget 2015 predictions – what can we expect?

Ahead of George Osborne’s last Budget before the end of Parliament, we look at some of the potential changes and ones likely to affect the property market. Summary Next Wednesday will see the Chancellor deliver his last Budget speech before the end of Parliament One of the biggest announcements will be the overview of April’s… Read more »

UK property investment from Middle East still strong

UK property investment from Middle East still strong

Investors from GCC countries continue to pour billions into the UK property market, with both London and regional cities offering the potential for high returns. Summary: The levels of investment in the UK property market from the Middle East continue to be strong GCC countries account for the highest proportion of overseas investors in London… Read more »

UK buy-to-let borrowing increases

UK buy-to-let borrowing increases

Favourable mortgage conditions saw a £1 billion increase in buy-to-let lending at the end of 2014 over the previous quarter in 2013. Summary: New research looking at the UK’s mortgage market has found that buy-to-let borrowing grew by £1 billion in the final quarter of 2014 over the previous year The current low interest rate… Read more »

The property ladder and the need for transiency

The property ladder and the need for transiency

A BBC Panorama documentary attributes lack of new housing for increase in renting and decrease in buying. But what if people actually want more flexibility? Summary: BBC Panorama documentary identifies the lack of new homes being built in the UK as the main reason for a drop in amount of people buying property and the… Read more »

Brokers: Pension reforms to increase buy-to-let interest

Brokers: Pension reforms to increase buy-to-let interest

Two-thirds of UK brokers expect there to be a surge in the amount of new landlords in the market following April 2015 pension reforms, new research suggests. Summary: April 6th will see reforms to UK pensions for savers over the age of 55 66% of brokers expect to see a significant increase in the amount… Read more »

Manchester highlighted at one of the world’s biggest property shows

Manchester highlighted at one of the world’s biggest property shows

MIPIM 2015 gets underway in Cannes today, bringing more than 21,000 experts together to discuss property investment, planning and leadership. Summary: MIPIM, one of the world’s biggest property shows, begins today The three-day event will be held in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals The investment potential of Manchester will be highlighted at the show… Read more »

Select named Best Overseas Property Investment Provider

Select named Best Overseas Property Investment Provider

Select Property Group wins accolade at 2015 ADVFN International Financial Awards. Summary: Select Property named Best Overseas Property Investment Provider at the 2015 ADVFN International Financial Awards Awards recognise the best products and services from across the global finance industry Further demonstrates the brand’s expertise in the overseas property investment market Select Property Group has… Read more »

UAE still popular destination for expats

UAE still popular destination for expats

60% of respondents in HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey decide to move to the UAE to improve their job prospects. Summary: The UAE still remains an attractive destination for expats, with 60% moving to the country in the belief they will see their job prospects boosted Survey from HSBC analyses countries on economics, the expat experience… Read more »