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2604, 2017

May the Fourth be with you.

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Do you have a spare £1.1 million? Do you love Star Wars? If the answer to both these questions was a profound ‘yes’, read on… On May 4th, (because when else would a luxurious piece [...]

1804, 2017

General Election – What does this mean for the pound?

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Brexit|0 Comments

On April 18th 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May let the country know that at 11.15 am, there would be an announcement at Downing Street. Speculation ran wild on Twitter as to what this would be, [...]

602, 2017

Beatrix Potter Letter Goes Under the Hammer.

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Business|0 Comments

A letter handwritten by infamous Cumbrian author Beatrix Potter, creator of the Peter Rabbit series, has just sold for £1,800 at 1818 Auctioneers at Crooklands near Kendal. It was expected to fetch for between [...]

102, 2017

Sovereigns and Silver – What’s Hiding in Your Sofa?

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what’s hidden in the crevices of your settee cushions? A couple of quid, maybe – you hear stories of people racking up quite a sum when they dig them out. [...]

1601, 2017

Celine Dion sells Water Park Florida Estate

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Housing|0 Comments

Celine Dion   We all have childhood dreams of one day owning a mansion, with all the gadgets and gimmicks the mind can dream of, with acres of land as far as [...]

901, 2017

The Pound Falls following May’s Brexit Comments

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Finance|Tags: , |0 Comments

  The value of the pound has fallen to its lowest in two months against other major currencies following Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to pursue a “hard Brexit” from the European Union. Across the [...]

401, 2017

Inflation on the Rise in the Eurozone

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

  All across the Eurozone, a culmination of the countries who have embraced the Euro as their national currency, inflation has risen to its highest rate in three years. This rate was last seen in [...]

112, 2016

Financial Services Compensation Scheme Return to £85,000

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

  If your bank collapses, the maximum compensation available to you is due to return to its previous limit of £85,000. These changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme were recently announced by The Bank [...]

2211, 2016

Falling Leaves and Falling Rates

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Housing|0 Comments

Figures collected by HM Revenue and Customs show that sales of homes in the UK remained inactive in the autumn when compared with figures from the same period last year. Experts believe this is due [...]

2111, 2016

Autumn Statement – Change on the Horizon?

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Several experts across the finance industry have forecast a “quiet” Autumn Statement, but a drastic upheaval for family finances has presented itself in the not too distant future. A freeze has been placed on major [...]

1811, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mr President – Infamous Gown makes Auction History

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

In the iconic settings of Madison Square Garden in New York, on May 19th 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ to John F Kennedy, albeit ten days before his 45th birthday. At [...]

1611, 2016

Lifetime ISA – Positives and Pitfalls

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

“New lifetime individual savings accounts (Lifetime ISA) should carry a series of warnings to consumers”, says a leading UK financial regulator. These savings accounts are affectionately referred to as “LISAs”, and can be expected to [...]

1511, 2016

Patek Philippe: History in the Watchmaking

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

On Saturday 12th November, records were broken at a Philips auction in Geneva, when a Patek Philippe timepiece sold for a breath-taking $11 million. The model in question was a 1943 Patek [...]

1511, 2016

Inflation in surprise slip – a rise on the horizon?

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

The Office for National Statistics recently threw up a red flag of higher prices to come, while the annual rate of inflation slid down to 0.9% last month. The UK’s national statistical institute [...]

1411, 2016

Post Election Fallout – British Pound’s Recovery

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the US Election 2016, the British Pound continues to regain ground lost in the initial aftermath of the 8th November’s result. This news is sure to be music to the [...]

1011, 2016

Donald Trump is President – Market Rally Continues

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

Following the announcement of Donald Trump being voted into The White House, Asian stocks rebounded from Wednesday’s sharp sell-off, however the following day, European share markets seemed to rally. Investors are shrugging off [...]

911, 2016

International markets – what does a victorious Donald Trump mean?

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

  Following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US Election, UK and European markets are taking stock after sharp falls in the opening hours. The Financial Times Stock Exchange, commonly referred to as the FTSE [...]

811, 2016

The US Election – How would President Trump Affect the UK?

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Business, Finance|0 Comments

Donald Trump - US President   On the cuff of the US Presidency debate, we investigate the effects billionaire Donald Trump being voted into power would have on the UK.   PRESIDENT TRUMP [...]

811, 2016

UK Public Finance – £25billion Worse Off by 2020?

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

  Since the March budget, the public finance prospects for the UK have crashed by £25billion, according to a prominent think tank. London research institute, The Institute for Fiscal Studies, stated that weak growth [...]

711, 2016

House Price Inflation Falls – A Trio of Triumph

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: Housing|0 Comments

  News broke this morning from Halifax, Britain’s leading mortgage lender, that annual house price inflation has plummeted to its lowest in three years. In the year to the end of October, it fell [...]

411, 2016

Rent to Rise – The Five Year Struggle

By | November 4th, 2016|Categories: Housing|0 Comments

According to UK property agents Savills, rent prices across the UK are set faster than the prices of housing over the course of the next five years. Rent is expected to increase by [...]

311, 2016

Inflation on the Rise

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Finance|0 Comments

  In the closing months of 2017, UK inflation is expected to quadruple to approximately 4%, cutting disposable income in the process. According to the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, the effect of [...]

211, 2016

Rolls-Royce Dawn – Crafting Luxurious Couture

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

One of the most sophisticated vehicles to ever grace the road, in October 2016, Rolls-Royce announced their latest luxurious venture. This came in the form of the Spring/Summer 2017 Couture Collection. These [...]