Bank of England concerns over buy-to-let boom

The growing buy-to-let property market in the UK could post a threat to wider financial stability, a Bank of England committee has said. Buy-to-let mortgage lending had the potential to “amplify” a housing boom and bust, the Bank’s Financial Stability Committee (FPC) concluded. Lending in this sector has risen by 40% since 2008, the FPC… Read More Bank of England concerns over buy-to-let boom

David Cameron: UK property no safe haven for ‘dirty money’

Mr Cameron will vow to expose the use of “anonymous shell companies” to buy luxury UK properties – often in London. Speaking in Singapore, he will say the UK must not become “a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world”. He will say the international community must tackle the “cancer of corruption”. Mr… Read More David Cameron: UK property no safe haven for ‘dirty money’

Will crowdfunding overheat the property market?

Online marketplaces are now open for anyone around the world to invest in UK property from as little as £50… and you might lose out. There’s a new disruptive player on London’s property scene, it’s growing incredibly quickly and promises to transform the UK property market entirely, but the losers in this disruption might end… Read More Will crowdfunding overheat the property market?

Former IT developer dips into Thai pool villas

Is this a telling sign of an overheated market when everyone has to be in it due to stellar returns which cannot be replicated in other industries? We’d love to hear your views, please leave your comment, below. A founder of former software developer CyberPlanet Interactive Plc plans to launch a 700-million-baht villa project in… Read More Former IT developer dips into Thai pool villas

Vietnam scraps foreign ownership limits in investment push

As the global investment funds slosh capital around the planet, Vietnam looks to take a larger share with one objective being interest and of course subsequent capital flows from MSCI funds. Foreign investors will soon be able to take 100 per cent stakes in big Vietnamese companies as the populous Southeast Asian country seeks to… Read More Vietnam scraps foreign ownership limits in investment push