Investing and repaying debt take priority for people who come across extra income, says Watson Wyatt. The consultants conducted research asking 2,500 people what they would do with an extra £200 a month. Participants were allowed two responses.Findings showed that 46 per cent would invest at least some of it, 43 per cent would use […]
Buy-to-let investors are getting the best return of all asset classes, according to Landlord Mortgages. Investors who bought a BTL property with a deposit of 25,000 on average saw a 39,309 average profit over the past six years. Second was gold, with a 22,484 profit on the same stake.
The Mortgage Business has appointed Robert Holmes as director of strategy and planning.He was part of the original team that launched TMB in 1989. Since then he has fulfilled a number of roles within the company including new business, customer service, systems support and project management.Holmes says: This new role gives me the opportunity to […]
Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic renaissance continues. After growing at an average rate of five per cent over the past decade, the IMF projects an acceleration to 5.5 per cent growth among Sub-Saharan economies in the next two years, as developed economies emerge from the crisis. We expect this growth to be sustainable for three broad reasons.
You have to do hard things to be successful in life. The things no one else does. Why? Life coaches will tell you those are the things that define you; the things that make the difference between existing and living. This may well be true but if that does not float your boat, then American […]
Only a quarter of women are shopping around for their retirement income, according to national IFA LEBC. Customers of LEBC pension advice business The Retirement Adviser are far more likely to use its whole of market service to find the best retirement income solution if they are male. LEBC says the proportion of women using […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services A game of Brexit MonopolyLast week, in a foreign policy speech, Theresa May said Brexit negotiations were in their “endgame”. WSJ thinks this is highly unlikely, having heard that not even a quarter of European law has been rolled over yet. Wingate […]