Business & Finance

How do Mortgage Rates Compare in Popular Expat Destinations?

The latest Quarterly Index compiled by the OverseasGuidesCompany.com has revealed that enquiries from those wanting to buy property overseas have increased by 17 per cent since 2013.

What makes Prime Central London and Monaco so much alike from a real estate point of view?

A report commissioned by Pastor Real Estate has highlighted

Kensington costs over 13 times more than Stanley per sq ft – now see how your chosen town matches up

Searching for the perfect house is rarely a straightforward process, but now leading housing and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, has given homebuyers a new tool that quickly and simply shows how much space they can expect to get for their money in their chosen part of the country.

Follow The Sand To The Real Fracking Boom

When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom.

Growth continues in the service sector says CBI

Record employment in business and professional sector

The services sector grew steadily in the three months to November and robust growth is expected to continue into early 2015, according to the latest quarterly CBI Service Sector Survey.

Number of remortgage loans fall 21% year-on-year to 23,505

The lowest amount ever recorded in the month of October

• Value of remortgage loans also drops by a fifth to £3.5bn, the lowest amount since June 2013 and the worst October since 2010
• Average remortgage loan amount dropped to £149,715, the lowest amount in a year

Prioritising Complaint Handling to Increase Profit

It is well known that only a fraction of dis-satisfied clients complain when they are not happy. A typical business will only hear from 4% of its disgruntled clients, leaving an extremely high percentage of unspoken issues.

Over half of finance professionals feel undervalued in their business

New research reveals that 60% of finance professionals feel undervalued by their organisation, with over half (53%) saying they don’t get the same respect as colleagues working in other disciplines.

Financial Planning Week: what should I ask my adviser?

It’s a good time to consider and review your investments with the pension reforms coming into effect next April. As the IFP’s Financial Planning Week begins, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) looks at the questions that private investors should be asking their advisers about their investments.

Why we are overweight European equities?

By Jaisal Pastakia, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management

Concerns are building that the eurozone is heading towards stagnation, while the bearishness of European equity investors has been driven by the large underperformance of markets in the year-to-date.

Heathrow Hub launches advertising campaign

Why build a third runway when you can build a longer runway? Asks Heathrow Hub.

Heathrow Hub launched its advertising campaign over the weekend, which will be rolled out progressively in the national and online press during the Airport Commission’s 12 week consultation period.

CBI unveils package of Autumn Statement measures to keep the recovery motoring

Against a backdrop of solid UK growth but increasing global risks, the CBI is calling on the Chancellor to focus on infrastructure investment, encouraging innovation and removing barriers to enterprise, in the Autumn Statement.