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  • Small business lending rockets by 30 percent

    Lending to the small businesses sector reached record levels over the past 12 months, shooting up by 29.8 percent to a record £20.7bn. The figures, published by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers and reported on by Startups.co.uk in September 2016, suggest that the uncertainty surrounding the exit vote in the EU referendum has... The post Small business lending rockets by 30 pe...

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  • Mortgage switch could save £200 every month

    If you switch mortgages for one with a lower rate, you could save around £200 a month, says a September 2016 Daily Mirror article. According to Esther Shaw, former Personal Finance Editor of the Independent on Sunday, now is a good time to remortgage. Many lenders have reduced their interest rates. People on a standard... The post Mortgage switch could save £200 every month appeared first on Ascot...

  • Buy-to-let property still worth investment, says expert

    Landlord Today editor Marc Da Silva, writing for EstateAgentToday.co.uk in September 2016, argued that despite the recent changes that have hit landlords’ finances, buy-to-let investments were still a “safe long-term investment”. Da Silva looked at the recent government measures that have affected landlords’ finances. These include the 3% rise in stamp duty for buy-to-let properties... The post Bu...

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  • Housing minister meets buy-to-let tax campaigners

    Campaigners against the reduction in buy-to-let landlord’s tax relief have met with the new housing minister Gavin Barwell to discuss their grievances, reported EstateAgentToday.co.uk in September 2016. They believe that David Cameron’s government was against buy-to-let landlords and they want the present government to reverse this attitude. According to the finance act of 2015, a... The post Hous...

  • Buy-to-let rents at all-time high, except in London

    The average monthly rent for a house in England and Wales rose to £846 in July 2016, which is 5.2% higher than July 2015. Rents in London have fallen slightly. The rental figures were published by the estate agents Your Move, and mentioned in a September 2016 article in The Guardian. Your Move says high... The post Buy-to-let rents at all-time high, except in London appeared first on Ascot Mortgag...

  • Short-term finance solutions needed for disaster-hit businesses

    Many British businesses in recent years have suffered from floods and natural disasters. Access to finance is needed to repair buildings and reopen businesses closed due to flood damage. According to a September 2016 press release, Florida recently offered a financial lifeline to businesses devastated by Hurricane Hermine. The state set up a fund to... The post Short-term finance solutions needed ...

  • Buy-to-let could be the answer to student debt

    Many students leave university with a large amount of debt, but some property experts suggest that investing in the buy-to-let market could result in paying off a student’s debt after they leave university. Due to rising tuition fees and the cost of living, many students leave university with several thousand pounds of debt. As reported... The post Buy-to-let could be the answer to student debt ap...

  • UK auction property prices down but optimism remains

    Estate agents Savills has reported that property prices in auctions have fallen in the last two months, according to a September 2016 Financial Times article. There have been some notable exceptions. A garage in Chelsea with planning permission for residential development was sold for £670,000, significantly above its guide price of £525,000. An office building... The post UK auction property pric...

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  • Landlords turning to Airbnb for property advertising

    The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has highlighted a trend for landlords to take rented property off the open rental market and advertise it on Airbnb for short-term lets. A report by The Residential Landlords Association showed that Airbnb listing in London have increased by 27% over the four-month period up to the beginning of September... The post Landlords turning to Airbnb for proper...

  • Bridging loans – not just for buying property

    The majority of bridging loans are for purchasing property, but there are many other reasons for taking one out. According to a Shropshire Star article from August 2016, Shropshire Wildlife Trust plans to convert a former scrapyard at Whixall near Whitchurch into a nature reserve. The trust needs £500,000 to buy the land and remove... The post Bridging loans – not just for buying property appeared...

  • The growth of build-to-rent investment

    Many buy-to-let investors are looking at the build-to-rent market for new investment opportunities. The BuyAssociation property investment company reported in August 2016 that there has been a large growth in the build-to-rent property market, and that it could overtake buy-to-let. Build-to-rent is the process of building new accommodation for the rental property market. These properties... The po...

Ascot Mortgages Ltd

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  • Can mortgage switching be done in seven days?

    A common complaint about switching mortgages is the length of time it takes. According to a July 2016 article from MortgageStrategy.co.uk, however, the government is in consultation about how this could be made quicker, and has suggested that it could be possible to switch mortgages within seven days or less. With many lenders offering attractive... The post Can mortgage switching be done in seven...

  • Buy-to-let landlords save money by investing in energy efficient properties

    The government is introducing what is known as the ‘Green Tax’, which will force landlords to pay in advance for improvements in energy efficiency for rented properties. This could cost landlords up to £5,000 for each property that they own, said PropertySecrets.net in an August 2016 article. The government requires all landlords to improve their... The post Buy-to-let landlords save money by inve...

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