August 2016

23 Aug The importance of Quantitative Easing

Summary Quantitative Easing (QE) is the practice of creating new money electronically and using it to buy financial securities back from banks and big corporations. This money-creation mechanism, carried out by the Bank of England, should encourage lenders to give more credit to businesses and householders, and ultimately boost the economy QE is not...

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11 Aug The UK Residential Market: what’s next?

Summary The UK residential market has faced various challenges over the past 18 months and average prices fell by up to 8% in London On the positive side, new political stability, a near-zero interest rate environment, and weak sterling will boost demand in 2016/2017 Overall, the post-Brexit uncertainty will soften slowly but sellers need...

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