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Buy to let service offers investors discount on new homes is launching a new homes investor service which offers buy to let investors discounts of up to 15 per cent on new homes schemes across the UK.

The Smart Investor Club offers priority notification of investment opportunities ahead of general release to other buyers, as well as providing investors with an insight into the potential growth of the new homes market in a particular area. chief executive David Bexon says: “This new investor service is a natural addition to our core business. The buy to let bubble has by no means burst as some press commentators have insinuated. Our database of schemes is the most extensive in the UK, so we&#39re in a unique position to identify great opportunities for serious investors. We expect the Smart Investor Club to really take off because it provides unique intelligence into the opportunities available in new homes.”


Kensington sets up new sub-prime firm

Kensington is launching a new lender, Money Partners Limited, which will offer a range of firstand second-charge mortgage products via introducers which do not currently recommend Kensington products. Kensington finance director Simon Kingdon will be moving to MPL as finance director. He steps down from the Kensington board on October 1. Kensington will acquire the […]

Top property hotspots all outside the South

The top 10 property hotspots over the past year are all outside Southern England and the North/South house price divide is narrowing, according to the Halifax house price index. Crewe has seen the biggest increase in prices at 58 per cent followed by Carlisle at 55 per cent and Accrington at 54 per cent. The […]

Advisers take the tablets for face-to-face meetings

A new computer system will allow Positive Solutions&#39 advisers to input client information writing freehand using an electronic pen, a laptop and mobile phone technology. The company believes the Intuitive system which uses tablet PCs will help advisers when they are with clients as they will not get distracted by having to type in fact-find […]

UBS provides place for unloved stocks

UBS GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT DEVELOPED ASIA EQUITY FUND Type: Oeic Aim: Growth by investing in developed markets in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50 Investment split: 53.1% Australia, 26.9% Hong Kong, 14.7% Singapore, 2.7% New Zealand, 2.6% cash Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 4%, annual […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Rob Burnett, Head of European equities at Neptune Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Is this likely and what is the mechanism for this to happen, asks Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund. Read more: […]


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