Category: Investment

Lenders U-turn on mortgages

Investment, Property

Mortgage companies have U-turned on their decision to pull riskier loans after deciding that withdrawing them would hit their balance sheets. The number of mortgage products halved from 5,239 on March 11 to 2,768 today according to Moneyfacts, the data analysts. But some lenders who said that they would...

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Treasury prepares start-up support

Funding, Investment

The Treasury is said to be considering a rescue package for start-ups that could see joint investment with private backers in a bid to ease pressures brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. The mooted plans could also involve increased support from the British Business Bank, with the Chancellor likely...

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Record profits for iconic sports car maker

Investment, Economy

An iconic 110-year-old British sports car manufacturer almost doubled its profits during 2018 to record levels. Morgan Motor Company has reported a pre-tax profit of £3.1m for the year to 31 December 2018, up from £1.7m in 2017. The new figures come after Investindustrial acquired a majority stake in...

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Tech to boost SME finance market


New research from PwC has found that technology will help to grow the UK SME finance market by £4.1bn within a decade as tech companies and peer-to-peer lenders move into small business lending. PwC predicts that established tech players and peer-to-peer lenders will carve out a 37% share of...

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A guide to light and heavy refurbishment

Finance, Funding, Investment

In a piece for Bridging and Commercial, Dan Standing – regional development manager at Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages – reports that professional investors are increasingly turning to short-term loans to facilitate a quick purchase, a development exit or finance to carry out works to the property — both on a light...

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UK Investment Support Directory opens for applications


The UK Investment Support Directory has been opened for applications. The Directory will provide investors with a list of British businesses with experience helping overseas firms set up or expand their operations in the UK, who want to offer help to companies looking to invest across the country.  ...

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PM launches Brexit ‘business councils’

Investment, Brexit

Theresa May has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after Brexit. Big names on the forums include Tesco boss Dave Lewis, ITV chief Carolyn McCall, entrepreneur James Timpson, and CBI head Carolyn Fairbairn. Each council will meet...

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