The number of individuals looking to buy a house rose in July but lending restrictions remain a problem, says the National Association of Estate Agents. The NAEA says the average estate agent saw 292 house hunters in July.
House prices have plummeted by 1.7% in August, the Rightmove House Price Index reveals.
Nearly half of all landlord possessions are caused by tenants not paying rent, says the National Landlords’ Association.
The mortgage packager code looks unlikely to go ahead following the news last week that staff at Savills Lending Solutions have been placed into consultation. Savills Private Finance, the parent company of SLS, has not confirmed that the business is to shut but it is widely thought that the consultation process will result in the […]
Fraud levels are up – there’s no denying it. KPMG’s Fraud Barometer shows that the value of mortgage fraud nearly quadrupled in the first six months of 2010. Of course, in terms of the number of cases the rise is less headline-grabbing – 21 cases compared with 18 in the same period last year. But […]
By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager and CEO
Internet giant Alibaba is exactly the type of entrepreneurial company that the high-conviction, top-performing Neptune Global Alpha Fund seeks to invest in. Established just 14 years ago in an apartment in Hangzhou, today Alibaba is larger than Amazon and eBay put together and is challenging some of the most powerful internet companies in the world…
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