Property Market Review December 2016

‘Financial Stability Report’ highlights risks to commercial property market

According to the recent Bank of England (BoE) Financial Stability report “There is a risk of further adjustment in the commercial real estate market that could create financial stability risks, given the reliance of the market on inflows of foreign capital and in some segments, stretched valuations.”

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Economic Review of December 2016

Diverse Monetary Policies Across The Pond

In response to the latest analysis highlighting stronger economic growth and rising employment, the US Federal Reserve decided to hike its interest rates in December by 0.25 percentage points to a range of 0.50% and 0.75% for only the second time in a decade. Here in the UK the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to once again hold the UK’s main interest rate at its historically low level of 0.25%.

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Your Money Autumn 2016

This summer has produced yet more evidence of the ongoing clash of beliefs and attitudes between Milennials and Baby Boomers.

Those born in the early 1980’s through to the turn of the century, the Milennials as they have come to be known, followed on from Generation X, who in turn succeeded the Baby Boomers. The Milennials now make up a quarter of the UK population.

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