Keeping investment market falls in perspective

Keeping investment market falls in perspective

Companies around the world compete for access to investors’ capital against other investment options. Higher risk (as perceived by investors) companies have a higher cost of capital because investors demand higher returns as compensation against the potential for permanent loss of capital. Lower risk companies have a lower cost of...

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Royal Borough targets loan sharks

The scourge of illegal money lending and the problems associated with it was targeted by Royal Borough Trading Standards officers during National Consumer Week. Trading Standards officers have been working with England Illegal Money Lending Team (IML) to tackle illegal money lenders in the borough. Also known as loan sharks,...

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Help to Buy: helping everywhere except London

First time buyers are rushing to take advantage of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, 82% of completed purchases were made by first-time buyers. This could be due to the fact that the average cost for purchasing a house on the scheme is around £187,800 which is significantly below the...

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Six key trends that might affect your money

Jason Butler Whatever your financial situation, there are several important trends that are likely to have an impact on your personal financial well-being. We are all living longer Recent official statistics suggest that residents in Kensington and Chelsea have the highest average life expectancy in the UK, at 82 for...

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A subtle shift to help flexi-workers

Quietly this summer a major shift in attitude to workers rights was enacted by government. From 30th June, every employee in the UK earned the right to request flexible working hours provided they have been with the same employer for 26 weeks or more. It appears to herald some new...

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K&C Today takes on Westminster

Kensington and Chelsea Today is expanding its horizons from next month to include the City of Westminster. To our delight our publication has been embraced and admired by so many local readers we have developed a loyal following outside the Borough. To greet this demand we’re rebranding and, in October,...

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Help to Buy: helping everywhere except London

First time buyers are rushing to take advantage of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, 82% of completed purchases were made by first-time buyers. This could be due to the fact that the average cost for purchasing a house on the scheme is around £187,800 which is significantly below the...

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London and the Royal Borough leads UK property slowdown

As London home sellers reduce their asking prices in the largest cut in over six years this August, experts have been arguing that there are strong signs that the London property market is finally beginning to cool down. House values in the capital have fallen 5.9% in the largest drop...

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Two legal notices served on local developers

Planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have ordered work to stop at 41-43 Beaufort Gardens, SW3 unless the developers stick to agreed construction traffic management plans following residents’ concerns that health and safety procedures were not in place during the delivery of construction materials to and from...

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How to create a multi-generational home

Over a quarter of working adults (18-34 yr olds) are still living at home due to unaffordable rising house prices. Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show (26-28 September, Kensington Olympia, London) offers property advice for people who find themselves in that position:  What...

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