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Buy-to-let is long term investment

Property investors should consider buy-to-let as a long term investment based upon capital growth rather than an opportunity to make a quick buck, says investment property mortgage broker Mortgages for Business.

Managing director David Whittaker says: &#34Like all investment opportunities, investors should be cautious of schemes offering to make millionaires with little or no outlay or effort. The foundations of the buy-to-let market remain extremely solid as long as investors take the sensible view of buy-to-let being a long term investment based on capital growth and not representing an opportunity to make quick buck.

&#34Anyone who believes that buy-to-let will provide them with an alternative to hard work and a life of leisure may find themselves in for a nasty shock.&#34


Barclays Global Investors – i-Shares MSCI Japan

Type: Exchange traded fund Aim: Growth by tracking the performance of the MSCI Japan Index Minimum investment: Subject to negotiation with a stockbroker Investment split: 100% tracking the performance of the MSCI Japan index Place of registration: Dublin Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Annual 0.59% Commission: None Tel: 020 7668 8007

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Patrick Evershed, who in June 2002 moved to New Star after a highly successful career with Rathbones, has been equally successful with his New Star select opportunities fund. Since its launch in June 2002, it is fourth in the UK all companies sector out of 286 funds with a rise of over 30 per cent. […]

Pru and S African firm in health deal

Prudential has teamed up with South African private medical insurance provider Discovery to launch PruHealth, the UK&#39s first product to link the cost of premiums to the actions that policyholders make to keep fit and healthy. The new model has seen considerable success in South Africa and the US, where Discovery has partnered with Guardian […]

Arlington secures its place

ARLINGTON PROPERTY INVESTORS Arlington UK Balanced Property Fund Type: Oeic Aim: Income and growth by investing in UK commercial property Minimum investment: Lump sum £90,000 Investment split: 26% offices, 23% retail shops, 24% industrial, 27% leisure Place of registration: Dublin Charges: Initial up to 2%, annual 1.25% Commission: Subject to negotiation Tel: 0141 306 7600 […]

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


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