First Time Buyers Tax Relief

Posted on 06 Dec 2017
First Time Buyers Tax Relief

If you ever speak with a Financial Adviser about investing in property they will probably say that it offers good returns, but is terrible in terms of tax planning! They were probably right, until the Chancellor of the Exchequer made sweeping changes to Stamp Duty for first time buyers in last... Read more...

Bank of England Vote to Change Base Rates

Posted on 02 Nov 2017
Bank of England Vote to Change Base Rates

The Bank of England have today raised the UK Interest Rates from 0.25% to 0.5%.

Despite the decision not being a unanimous vote, the bank obviously had a change of heart and reversed August 2016’s rate reduction in an attempt to support the economy following the Brexit vote.

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Why Buy to Let Investments still work for Seafarers.

Posted on 21 Oct 2017
Why Buy to Let Investments still work for Seafarers.

Buy to Let Investments have always been a staple when it comes to investments in the UK. The recent changes to mortgage tax relief and stamp duty by George Osbourne have shaken investors beliefs in this asset class. However, these tax changes will not affect Seafarers in the same way and below... Read more...

Yacht Crew’s guide to obtaining a mortgage

Posted on 02 Oct 2017
Yacht Crew’s guide to obtaining a mortgage

Everyone remembers the day they received the call or email to say their mortgage application had been successfully approved! This short guide will hopefully ensure that more of you receive this good news:

Appoint an Advisor: It is important you appoint a mortgage... Read more...

Mortgage lending in August spikes as lenders chase the last of the low rates.

Posted on 29 Sep 2017
Mortgage lending in August spikes as lenders chase the last of the low rates.

Mortgage lending in the UK rose in August, beating flat expectations as buyers chase the last of the low interest rates ahead of an anticipated rise this Autumn.

The rise in lending can be attributed to buyers seeking to re-mortgage or get on the housing ladder before the anticipated... Read more...