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Give up, boss tells fed‑up landlords. Buy my shares instead

Give up, boss tells fed‑up landlords. Buy my shares instead

Build-to-rent is the future, says the chief executive of Grainger The head of Britain’s biggest residential rental company has told amateur landlords to give up and buy shares in her company instead, because the traditional rental sector’s days are numbered. Helen Gordon, the chief executive of Grainger, a build-to-rent developer that has 8,431 flats across […]

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Lloyds dismisses Brexit fears and adds £4bn sweetener for investors

Lloyds dismisses Brexit fears and adds £4bn sweetener for investors

Lloyds Banking Group has defended its decision to return £4 billion to shareholders despite mounting concerns about the potential impact of Brexit. George Culmer, its finance chief, insisted that Lloyds, which conducts more than 95 per cent of its business in Britain, was “not at all” complacent in deciding to raise its dividend and return […]

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Property Bonds Explained

There are loads of investment opportunities available, offering varying levels of risk and rates of return. Property investing remains one of the most popular, however, particularly given the returns available in the UK market. Property bonds are one of the options you have if you want to invest in UK property. What are UK property […]

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Investors pile into booming build-to-rent

Investors pile into booming build-to-rent

The number of American-style landlord-free rental apartments being built in Britain has soared in the past year. Pension funds and developers are pouring money into a new sector viewed by some as a solution to the urban housing crisis. According to the British Property Federation (BPF), the number of “build-to-rent” blocks currently under construction — […]

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Christmas comes early for UK builders as the sector shrugs off political turmoil

Christmas comes early for UK builders as the sector shrugs off political turmoil

The building trade is shrugging off political turmoil and wobbling economic sentiment to grow much faster than analysts were expecting. Today the Purchasing Managers’ Index for November came in at 53.4 — better than the market expected and beating the figures for October. This was dubbed “an early and unexpected Christmas present”, for the sector […]

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The Importance of Diversification

Diversification is an approach that reduces risk by allocating investments among various financial instruments, industries, and other categories. It aims to maximize return by investing in different areas that would each react differently to the same event. Diversification is also knows as selecting assets which are uncorrelated, an example of this in the property world of investing, would be […]

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