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Published: Tuesday 20 June, 2017 / Economy Updated: Monday 11 September, 2017

Will interest rates rise in 2017?

Will interest rates rise? The markets were shocked by the narrowed result of a vote against by the Bank of England on 15th June 2017.

Published: Wednesday 23 November, 2016 / Economy Updated: Monday 19 December, 2016

What Hammond’s Autumn Statement means for UK landlords

Autumn Statement 2016 sees ban on letting agent fees to tenants,£2.3bn investment in Housing Infrastructure Fund to build 100,000 new homes and £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes.

Andrew Turner - expert opinion
Published: Friday 14 October, 2016 / Economy Updated: Friday 02 December, 2016

Making sense of 6 months of change in Buy-to-Let

Commercial Trust’s CEO Andrew Turner gives his views on the buy to let market, the factors that have shaped it over the last 6 months and looks to the future to see how things are shaping up for 2017.

The Bank of England headquarters at Threadneedle Street, London
Published: Thursday 04 August, 2016 / Economy Updated: Tuesday 09 August, 2016

Bank of England cuts interest rates by 0.25%

In light of worsening economic conditions following Brexit, the Bank of England has cut interest rates by 0.25%.

EU flags flying outside the Berlaymont building, Brussels
Published: Friday 24 June, 2016 / Economy Updated: Friday 08 July, 2016

What does the ‘Brexit’ vote mean for UK landlords?

The ‘leave’ campaign has claimed a narrow victory in the referendum to decide the UK’s membership of the EU. Find out how ‘Brexit’ could affect the economy, housing market and private rental sector in the coming months and years.

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Published: Wednesday 02 September, 2015 / Economy Updated: Friday 08 July, 2016

How will the financial slowdown affect landlords?

Financial turmoil in China has impacted markets across the globe. Find out what impact this could have on the UK’s buy to let sector.

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Published: Tuesday 14 July, 2015 / Economy Updated: Friday 08 July, 2016

Carney: interest rate rise "is moving closer"

Mark Carney has indicated that the time for a rise in interest rates is moving closer, whilst the ONS has reported a fall back to 0% inflation in June.

The Bank of England headquarters at Threadneedle Street
Published: Friday 01 July, 2016 / Economy

Carney: Brexit may mean interest rate cuts

The Governor of the Bank of England has hinted at a need for looser monetary policy in the wake of the vote to withdraw from the European Union.

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Published: Wednesday 08 July, 2015 / Economy

Landlord tax relief restricted in July 2015 Budget

George Osborne has announced the restriction of tax relief for buy-to-let landlords as part of the government’s deficit reduction plans for the coming year

Published: Tuesday 19 May, 2015 / Economy

First UK deflation in over half a century

The UK has experienced its first period of deflation since March 1960, but officials insist that this is not a sign of things to come.

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Published: Tuesday 24 March, 2015 / Economy

CPI inflation falls to 0.0% in February

The latest figures from the ONS show that consumer price inflation fell to 0.0%, its lowest level on record, in February.

Coins and cash
Published: Thursday 29 May, 2014 / Economy

MPC comments prompt rate rise speculation

In an interview with the Financial Times, Monetary Policy Committee member Martin Weale has hinted that borrowing costs should rise "sooner rather than later."

Coins and cash
Published: Thursday 27 June, 2013 / Economy

Bank of England issues interest rate warning

The Bank of England has warned about the potential repercussions for UK property owners and the UK economy should interest rates suddenly rise.