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Strong investment demand for retail warehouses continues

August 4, 2015
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International real estate advisor Savills has reported that total transaction volumes in the UK retail warehouse investment market totalled £1.264 billion in the first half of 2015, marking a 28% increase on the £981.95 million transacted in the same period last year.

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August Market Commentary

August 4, 2015
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July was a dramatic month. Greece held a referendum and emphatically rejected the austerity package offered by its creditors. Motor-cycle riding Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned, calling the creditors “terrorists”, and the new finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, was seen going into yet another final, final crisis meeting […]

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Latest ‘Retirement Readiness’ report shows the UK still has a major savings problem

July 3, 2015
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New research in Spring 2015 from Aegon UK reveals that just 7% of the UK population are on track for the retirement they aspire to, exactly the same percentage as in April 2014. Aegon’s third UK Readiness Report – the latest in a series of reports that looks […]

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UK wage growth hits four-year high of 2.7% in April

July 3, 2015
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Wage growth in Britain hit a four-year high of 2.7% in April, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures, delivering a welcome increase to household finances following the fall in inflation this year. But some analysts warned that the jump in real wages, the […]

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Wave and pay to speed you on your way?

July 3, 2015
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A new publication by the British Banking Association (BBA) has estimated that consumers taking advantage of contactless cards have together saved over 90 years of time since they were introduced! The publication says that on average it takes half a second to “wave and pay” by contactless card […]

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July Market Commentary

July 3, 2015
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An essential part of writing this bulletin each month is making daily notes on the main business and stock market news. This month we have comfortably broken our record – more than six pages of notes. And as you might expect, about half of those pages are about Greece […]

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Divorce can cost in lost retirement income

June 3, 2015
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New research from Prudential, in the insurer’s ‘Class of’ Study, which tracks the future plans and aspirations of people planning to retire in the next 12 months, has now been released, in the study’s eighth year. This year the research found that for the ‘Class of […]

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