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News in 2012
27 Dec 2012 Foreign Investment Drives 25% Hike In Value Of London Real Estate Deals

Foreign investors helped to push up the value of property deals in UK´s capital by a quarter in 2012, according to new research from real estate advisory group Cushman and Wakefield. London saw sales of offices, shops and hotels hit £13.6 billion this year, the strongest level since 2007...

19 Dec 2012 Only 15 ISAs Beat Inflation Said MoneySupermarket

Only 15 individual savings accounts (ISAs) negate the effects of inflation after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained flat at 2.7% in November, price comparison website MoneySupermarket said on Tuesday. The total number included 10 easy access ISAs and five fixed-rate ISAs. A...

12 Dec 2012 Number Of UK Investor Visas Soars 78% In 2012

The UK recorded an increase of 78% in the number of specialist ‘investor visas´ issued to wealthy foreign investors to 419 in the year to June 2012, international law firm Pinsent Masons said last week. The proportion of Russian investors was the largest in 2011-12, with individ...

05 Dec 2012 ISAs Suffer Third Consecutive Outflow In October - IMA

Investors withdrew money from individual savings accounts (ISAs) for the third month in a row in October, with the outflow amounting to £108 million, according to figures published by the Investment Management Association (IMA) last week. The amount also marked a deterioration in the p...

28 Nov 2012 FSA Plans Increase In Capital Requirements For SIPP Operators To Protect Investors

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) late last week released proposals for an increase in the capital requirements for Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) operators in a bid to protect investors in the event of a wind-down. The regulator plans to raise the absolute minimum capital r...

21 Nov 2012 UK Investors Lose £1.2 Billion Annually To Fraud

Fraud results in combined losses of £1.2 billion a year for UK investors, according to an anti-fraud campaign launched on Wednesday by Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and Internet crime. A survey, carried out by market research company Ipsos MORI in relation to th...

14 Nov 2012 Investors Show Renewed Interest In UK Regional Cities

There has been a rebound in interest in regional real estate in the UK over the past 12 months, Jonathan Baines, of real estate specialist Colliers International, wrote in the South China Morning Post on Monday. According to Baines, the renewed interest in properties in regional British...

07 Nov 2012 Only 9% Of Advisers See Clients Highly Aware Of Estate Planning Importance

Just 9% of advisers surveyed by Retirement Planner said that their clients were highly aware of the importance of estate planning, the research showed last week. Some 48% of the respondents to the survey said that they saw some level of awareness among clients, 39% claimed their clients...

31 Oct 2012 Investors Withdraw £48.9 Million From ISAs In September

ISAs suffered an outflow of £48.9 million last month, the third outflow in a row in the second half of the year, new data from the Investment Management Association showed on Tuesday. The outflow in September compared with net sales of £127.1 million in the same month last year. ...

24 Oct 2012 Investors At Risk As FSA Finds Non-Compliant SIPP Operators

Self invested personal pensions (SIPPs) pose a significantly higher risk for clients due to poor compliance with regulatory requirements among operators, according to the latest SIPP operators thematic report released by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on Tuesday. Regulatory comp...

17 Oct 2012 Number Of Inflation-Beating ISAs Rises

There are more individual savings accounts (ISAs) that mitigate the impact of inflation after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) dipped to its lowest level in nearly three years in September, MoneySupermarket.com said on Tuesday. According to the price comparison website, currently there ar...

10 Oct 2012 ISAs Suffer Outflow Of £105.7 Million In August

Investment individual savings accounts (ISAs) saw a net outflow of £105.7 million in August, against an inflow of £144.7 million in the same period last year, according to the latest statistics from the Investment Management Association. Domestic strategic bonds were the top-performin...

03 Oct 2012 Investor Interest Boosts Value Of UK Country Homes In Top Price Brackets

Demand from local as well as foreign investors has helped push the value of UK country houses in the top price bands in the third quarter of the year, according to Knight Frank´s latest Prime Country House Index. There has been a growing number of buyers from London that are looki...

01 Oct 2012 Investor Demand For Diverse Income Supports UK Alternative Property Sector

The sector of alternative commercial property in the UK has benefited from investors' appetite for more diverse and secure income, with capital values falling less than in the traditional sectors so far this year, the latest monthly index of commercial property services firm CBRE showed last week.

22 Sep 2012 Millions Of Britons Plan To Use Cash ISAs This Year

About 17 million adults in the UK intend to put their savings into a cash Individual Savings Account (ISA) by the end of the tax year to April 2013, Moneyfacts.co.uk reported last week, citing a survey from Santander.

19 Sep 2012 Number Of Inflation-Beating ISAs Ticks Up

The number of individual savings accounts (ISAs) that negate the effects of inflation is slightly up from last month after the latest drop in the consumer price index (CPI), according to research by Moneyfacts.co.uk released on Tuesday.

05 Sep 2012 Nick Clegg Calls For Tax On UK's Wealthy People

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has suggested introducing a new tax for the country's rich people to ensure that they are contributing to the nation's efforts to cope with the long recession, the Guardian reports.

29 Aug 2012 UK Housing Investment May Offer 3% Annual Return In 2012-2025

Investment in housing in the UK could bring a projected real return of about 3% a year between 2012 and 2025, according to a new report by PwC, cited by PropertyWire.com.

08 Aug 2012 Investment In UK Commercial Property Falls In Q2

Investment in offices, shops and warehouses in the UK dropped to a new low in the three months to June as property values fell below those in Ireland last week, according to the latest index by IPD (Investment Property Databank) published on 1 August.

01 Aug 2012 Greek Investors Seek Security In UK Property

The uncertain banking system in Europe and Greece in particular has forced Greek investors to look for an alternative, with many cash-rich Greeks seeking security in the British property market, Greek daily Kathimerini English Edition reported on Saturday.

04 Jul 2012 Wealth Management News

UK individual savings accounts (ISAs) have slumped by around 25% to 30% over the last three months amid a deteriorating eurozone crisis and overall economic uncertainty.

28 Jun 2012 UK Mid-Market Pension Schemes Show

During the coming one to three years, a significant increase is expected in the number of medium-sized pension schemes in the UK that shift their focus towards Liability Driven Investment (LDI) strategies and away from investment in stocks

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