Month: March 2015

Student property investment to soar in 2015

Student property investment to soar in 2015

Investment in the specialist property sector, which includes student property, is set to exceed £10 billion in 2015. Summary: Knight Frank is forecasting that investment in specialist property will exceed £10 billion in 2015 Student property is one type of asset in the specialist sector The performance of traditional assets, coupled with growing student numbers,… Read more »

UK rental rates up by 2.5% at start of 2015

UK rental rates up by 2.5% at start of 2015

Latest figures show growth in residential investment returns, with nine out of 12 UK regions seeing month-on-month and year-on-year increases. Summary: Latest rental index figures show that rental rates for new residential tenancies increased by 2.5% in January 2015 Nine out of 12 regions of the UK have seen rates grow, including Scotland, the south-west,… Read more »

Record low for cash Isa rates

Record low for cash Isa rates

Average rates are currently at an all-time low of 1.02%, as people turn to the buy-to-let market to achieve more favourable returns on investment. Summary: Average rates on easy-access Isas have hit a record low of 1.02% Strong recent performance of bank and building societies mean they can afford to offer low rates Cash Isas… Read more »