Political change and the ‘normalisation’ of interest rates mean 2016 is likely to be another interesting year. But what will it bring for equities – and bonds? Here, a number of Artemis' managers share their views.
Limited company “overpricing” will soon disappear as more lenders enter the sector, according to buy-to-let experts. The Chancellor’s overhaul of buy-to-let taxation has led experts to predict a surge in borrowers holding their properties in limited company structures. This is because the Government has hinted these borrowers may be exempt from the increased stamp duty […]
UK inflation rose 0.2 per cent in the year to December, the first time the figure has exceeded 0.1 per cent since January 2015. However, inflation remains significantly below the Bank of England’s target of 2 per cent and experts say an interest rate rise is unlikely in the short-term. AJ Bell investment director Russ […]
Homeowners may regret ignoring record-low interest rates Last month saw the well-publicised launch of Help to Buy Isas. Inevitably, we have seen both intense competition among lenders, resulting in some attention-grabbing headline rates, and strong interest from first-time buyers. The Isas are widely regarded as a ‘no-brainer’ for prospective first-timers. After all, who would turn […]