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  1. Nationwide Building Society House Price Decade Report

    Key Points:

    House prices up 33% in 10s vs 180% in 80s

    London top performer in 2010s with house prices rising twice as fast as UK average

    Low interest rates have helped support affordability...
  2. 2 really good questions. Right now I would say I...

    2 really good questions. Right now I would say I am seeing lots of first time buyers who have been renting and want to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday.

    The second demographic I would...
  3. Nationwide Building Society House Price Index Sept 20

    Key points:

    - Annual price growth picked up to 5.0% in September, the highest rate since Sep 2016

    - Prices rose 0.9% month-on-month, after taking account of seasonal factors

    - Most regions...
  4. Bank deputy governor warns against negative interest rates

    Taken from the BBC:

    Bank deputy governor warns against negative interest rates - BBC News
  5. Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% - September 2020 ...

    Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% - September 2020

    Full report here:

    Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% - September 2020 | Bank of England
  6. This is a really interesting point. I am...

    This is a really interesting point. I am certainly seeing a lot of my clients tell me they want to leave London so they can have some outdoor space. Whilst like Whorty, I do not predict a major...
  7. Nationwide Building Society August 2020 House Price Index

    Key points:

    - House prices recover from recent dip to reach new all-time high in August

    - Annual house price growth picked up to 3.7% in August

    - Prices up 2% month-on-month, after taking...
  8. U.K. Inflation Rate Unexpectedly Jumps in July

    Interesting report from Bloomberg:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-19/u-k-inflation-rate-unexpectedly-jumps-in-july-on-fuel-clothing
  9. Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% - August 2020

    Full story here:

    Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% - August 2020 | Bank of England
  10. Nationwide Building Society House Price Index - July 20

    Key Points:

    - Annual house price growth recovers to 1.5% in July

    - Prices up 1.7% month-on-month, after taking account of seasonal factors, reversing last month’s fall

    - Stamp duty holiday...
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    Working from home

    Very good article from Bloomberg:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/work-from-home-tips
  12. UK housing mini-boom is gathering pace, property firm Rightmove says

    Interesting report from Reuters:

    UK housing mini-boom is gathering pace, property firm Rightmove says - Reuters
  13. UK raises threshold on property purchase tax to boost housing market after COVID

    From Reuters:

    UK raises threshold on property purchase tax to boost housing market after COVID - Reuters
  14. Nationwide Building Society June 2020 House Price Index

    Key points:

    - Annual price growth grinds to a halt in June with prices down 0.1%

    - Annual growth negative for first time since 2012

    - Prices fell 1.4% month-on-month, after taking account...
  15. Interesting speech given by Andy Haldane (Chief...

    Interesting speech given by Andy Haldane (Chief Economist of the BOE) discussing the UK economic outlook:
    ...
  16. Johnson demands Britain 'Build, build, build' to beat COVID-19 slump

    Interesting report from Reuters:

    Johnson demands Britain 'Build, build, build' to beat COVID-19 slump - Reuters
  17. Bank of England set to rebuild stimulus war-chest

    Interesting report from Reuters:

    Bank of England set to rebuild stimulus war-chest - Reuters
  18. UK economy shrinks by record 20.4% in April lockdown

    Full report here from Reuters:

    UK economy shrinks by record 20.4% in April lockdown - Reuters
  19. Nationwide Building Society May House Price Index 2020

    Key points:

    - House price growth slows sharply as the impact of the pandemic begins to filter through

    - Annual house price growth slows to 1.8%

    - Prices down 1.7% month-on-month, after...
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    Mortgage payment holiday extended for further three months

    Taken from the BBC

    Mortgage payment holiday extended for further three months - BBC News
  21. Good article explaining the pros and cons of...

    Good article explaining the pros and cons of negative interest rates:

    Explainer: How do negative interest rates work? - Reuters
  22. Sterling stabilises as dollar falls, low UK inflation still a concern

    Interesting report from Reuters:

    Sterling stabilises as dollar falls, low UK inflation still a concern - Reuters
  23. Bank of England looking more urgently at negative rates

    Taken from Reuters:

    Bank of England looking more urgently at negative rates, riskier assets: Haldane - Reuters
  24. Government gives green light for football to return in June

    Taken from Reuters:

    Government gives green light for English football to return in June - Reuters
  25. Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% - May 2020

    Taken from the Bank of England website:

    "Our MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.1%. The Committee voted by a majority of 7-2 for the Bank of England to continue with the programme of...
  26. Nationwide Building Society House Price Index April 20

    Annual house price growth was gaining momentum before the pandemic struck the UK.

    Key points:

    - Annual house price growth edges up to 3.7%, the strongest since February 2017

    - Impact of...
  27. Tale of Two Economies Will Determine Post-Lockdown Growth

    "The restart of the world economy risks going ahead without a key ingredient: the consumer."

    Interesting report from Bloomberg:
    ...
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    Bumped in case anyone missed first time around.

    Bumped in case anyone missed first time around.
  29. @quackhandle & scoobos Had this on the...

    @quackhandle & scoobos

    Had this on the headphones for this mornings run:

    Dj Sasha - Universe 92

    ~ Sasha @ Universe Pleasure Planet (REMASTERED) ~ by OlD sKoOl RaVeRs UnItE! | Mixcloud
  30. They had a big event at Cheltenham race course...

    They had a big event at Cheltenham race course last year called Clockstock. The line up looked good as well with dj's like Sneak, Joey Negro & Grooverider.
  31. haha - worth a shot though. This gig of the...

    haha - worth a shot though.

    This gig of the roses at Blackpool is incredible. "Manchester we're in the area"

    YouTube

    Reni for me was the pinnacle of cool and one of the greatest drummers...
  32. One of those iconic clubs I would have love to...

    One of those iconic clubs I would have love to have gone to along with:

    Stone Roses - Spike Island and Blackpool Ballroom
    Happy Mondays - G Mex
  33. Bank of England to temporarily finance UK government spending

    Interesting story from Reuters:

    Bank of England agrees to finance UK government if markets turn sour - Reuters
  34. Nationwide Building Society House Price Index March 20

    Key points:

    - Prices rose 0.8% in March, after taking account of seasonal factors

    - The sample period excludes recent COVID-19 related disruption

    - Annual growth highest since January 2018
    ...
  35. Frozen U.K. Home Market Leaves Buyers Wondering Where to Go

    Interesting article from Bloomberg:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-29/stay-at-home-means-stay-put-for-homebuyers-in-pandemic
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    Mi Soul Radio on DAB. Lots of soul, funk, hip...

    Mi Soul Radio on DAB.

    Lots of soul, funk, hip hop and rare groove.
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    Mortgage Holidays

    This is something we have recently sent our clients and thought it would be useful to post here regarding your mortgage:


    The good news is that lenders are offering specialist support to clients...
  38. As long as you are in it for the long term, my...

    As long as you are in it for the long term, my feeling is that you will be just fine. Of course, like any other investment there will be periods of up's and downs. The alternative is of course to...
  39. Base rate cut to 0.1%

    Coronavirus: Bank of England cuts base rate to 0.1% | UK News | Sky News

    Monetary Policy Summary for the special Monetary Policy Committee meeting on 19 March 2020 | Bank of England
  40. Not sure why that happened as i only posted the...

    Not sure why that happened as i only posted the article once. Have edited the duplicate.
  41. Support for both residential and btl mortgage holders

    Full details here from the UK Finance website:

    Support for mortgage customers | UK Finance
  42. Budget 2020: Stamp duty hiked for overseas buyers

    Budget 2020: Stamp duty hiked for overseas buyers - CityAM : CityAM
  43. Great stuff NorthernladUK :yay: Interestingly,...

    Great stuff NorthernladUK :yay:

    Interestingly, one major UK bank today has just announced they are increasing their fixed rates.
  44. You should see the benefit of a lower monthly...

    You should see the benefit of a lower monthly payment from next month. Depending on your long term plans, you may wish to take advantage of the over payment facility, keep the mortgage payment the...
  45. The Oil Price War Is Turning Into a Debt War

    Interesting report from Bloomberg:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-09/oil-crash-saudi-arabia-s-price-war-worked-once-but-may-backfire
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    Nationwide House Price Index Feb 20 Key...

    Nationwide House Price Index Feb 20

    Key points:

    - Annual house price growth edges up to 2.3%, the strongest rate for 18 months

    - 0.3% rise month-on-month, after taking account of seasonal...
  47. Virgin Galactic Has No Flights or Profits But Investors Love It

    Interesting report from Bloomberg:

    "At some point, Virgin Galactic could indeed become a very profitable company with near-daily space flights, high margins, a deep and affluent customer base and...
  48. UK inflation unexpectedly hits six-month high in January, pushed up by fuel prices

    Report from Reuters:

    UK inflation unexpectedly hits six-month high in January, pushed up by fuel prices - Reuters
  49. UK jobs boom roared in late 2019, despite election jitters

    Interesting report from Reuters:

    UK jobs boom roared in late 2019, despite election jitters - Reuters
  50. Base rate held at 0.75% From the BBC: UK...

    Base rate held at 0.75%

    From the BBC:

    UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.75% - BBC News
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