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8th March 2018

Intrinsic Economic Review February 2018

Bank of England signals earlier rate rise The Bank of England (BoE) has indicated that interest rates are set to rise sooner and by a greater extent than it previously anticipated. While the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) unanimously voted to leave rates unchanged following February’s meeting, new guidance was issued suggesting that the pace […]

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28th February 2018

Residential Property Review February 2018

First-time buyers reach a ten-year high One of the UK’s biggest mortgage lenders, Halifax, has reported that the number of first-time buyers in the UK has reached a ten-year high at 359,000. The average deposit for these purchases has climbed by 91% over the last decade. To put that into perspective, the average house deposit […]

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Property Market Review February 2018

Brexit fears discounted in London Office market Central London saw leasing activity rise to 13.84 million sq. ft. in 2017, which represents a two million sq. ft. increase on the previous year, according to a recent report from the surveyors Knight Frank. Much of this demand came from the ever-expanding UK Technology, Media and Telecommunications […]

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12th February 2018

Intrinsic Economic Review January 2018

Economic growth stronger than expected The UK economy showed signs of resilience during the final quarter of 2017 recording a higher than expected rate of growth, although Brexit concerns still weigh on economic prospects. Official data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 0.5% in the […]

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31st January 2018

Essentially Wealth – Winter 2018

WHAT’S YOUR FINANCIAL PLAN FOR 2018? If you haven’t given much thought to your New Year resolutions, there’s still time even now and here’s one you should seriously consider. Make 2018 the year you plan your long-term wealth and get the right advice to help you achieve your goals. Review you financial objectives It helps […]

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Essentially Mortgages – Winter 2018

WHAT THE RISE IN INTEREST RATES COULD MEAN FOR YOU As rates have not risen for the last ten years, there are more than eight million Britons for whom this is a totally new experience in their adult lives. November 2017 marked the end of the longest period in living memory without a Bank of […]

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25th January 2018

Property Market Review January 2018

Commercial property sales forecast to exceed £50bn in 2018 Research conducted by Colliers International, has projected commercial property sales in the UK to exceed £50bn this year and challenge last year’s total of £55bn. Whilst the industrial sector will follow its recent upward path, so too will retailers seeking warehouse space for their burgeoning online […]

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4th January 2018

Intrinsic Economic Review December 2017

Inflation hits highest level in almost six years The rate of inflation in the UK has risen to its highest level in nearly six years, although the consensus amongst economists is that it may now be reaching a peak. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the Consumer Prices Index 12-month rate […]

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21st December 2017

Property Market Review December 2017

ANECDOTAL ‘LONDON OFFICE CRANE SURVEY’ BAROMETER RELEASED Established some twenty years ago, the ‘London Office Crane Survey’ is a closely watched indicator of current and future construction activity in central London. Not only does it reflect the amount of new construction activity in the capital, but it is a key indicator as to the state […]

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8th December 2017

Essentially Wealth – Autumn 2017

PENSION FREEDOMS – STAY INFORMED TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES The pensions landscape has undergone a complete overhaul since the introduction of the ‘new’ pension legislation in 2015. However, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. Amid fears that some pension savers are making poor and uninformed choices, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee have […]

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