Should you invest in a renewable bond after the UK autumn statement?

Should you invest in a renewable bond after the UK autumn statement?

A lot of people are mulling over whether to jump into the fast-growing renewables sector and invest in a renewable bond, especially following the Chancellor’s autumn statement.

Some were pleased with what Philip Hammond had to say about the renewables sector while others believe he could have given it more backing. From our point of view, there’s a lot to be excited about in both the short- and long-term, and that people can jump on the industry’s momentum if they invest in a renewable bond.

For those looking to buy a renewable bond they can get access to potential fixed returns of 9% from a low entry-level fee depending on the options they choose. And with Chancellor Hammond putting some backing toward green infrastructure, there’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to clean energy generation.

Invest in a renewable bond to support the UK’s green infrastructure

The Chancellor announced more low-carbon transport funding and a continued cap on the Carbon Floor Price until 2020. With it being his first budget though, Philip Hammond offered a more cautious short-term view with more announcements on green energy likely to be saved until the 2017 budget.

Some of the biggest praise came from Dr Doug Parr, chief scientist at Greenpeace, who said: “It is good news the Government has heeded the call to provide certainty and stability for investors and business. This is a policy that needs to stay in place until the historic coal phaseout is locked in and renewables plus battery storage and interconnectors are lined up to fill the gap in the long run.”

Again, positive news to point to for people looking at a renewable bond. Doug Parr points out that it’s the future of the sector that looks rosiest as clean energy trends continue to rise, meaning those investing in a renewable bond now can see some potentially serious long-term financial growth.

Buy a renewable bond as a secure fixed term investment opportunity

Beyond the government and we feel a renewable bond should be seriously considered because of the leanings toward the clean energy movement both at home and abroad. Many have wondered, with more right-leaning politicians taking office, whether renewables face a cloudy future.

We, and many others, believe they don’t. Fossil fuels around the globe are in the process of being phased out and the renewables industry continues to go from strength to strength.

Just recently the UK’s energy mix saw half of the country’s output come from renewables including wind power, solar and others during Q3 2016. That’s not something that can be easily reversed, nor is there really the appetite to do so. Investors can feel assured that a renewable future is not only within our grasp, but a serious way for investors to grow their money through serious clean energy projects.

Choosing to invest in a renewable bond can provide you with fixed returns alongside quarterly, bi-annual or capital growth payment options. It can also help to support and grow the UK’s renewable industry alongside your savings. Contact Heron Global Partners to find out more.

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Why UK taxes are good news for the property bond investor

Why UK taxes are good news for the property bond investor

Become a property bond investor, and you can potentially grow your money in bricks and mortar whilst avoiding UK property taxes.

Depending on the options a property bond investor chooses, they can sidestep what have been shown to be some of the highest property taxes in the world.

Recently the impartial independent fact checking charity Full Fact decided to look into whether the UK did indeed have the highest property taxes in the world. As well as recent raises in stamp duty by previous Chancellor George Osborne, they confirmed that the UK does indeed raise more in property taxes overall than any other developed country.

For investors that’s bad news, especially those looking for returns from a very expensive buy to let market. Property bond yields, however, may be the answer investors are looking for when they want to grow their money in the world of bricks and mortar.

How a property bond investor could seriously grow their savings

Part of the reason why the property bond sector looks so attractive for people looking to grow their savings is the rippling effect such high taxes have had on the buy to let market. Those very changes to stamp duty and an end to tax relief for mortgage interest costs has seen being a landlord with a second home become more expensive than ever before.

There may be another worry looming around the corner for landlords, too. Since the new tax changes have come into effect one in four people are looking to sell their homes and get into other investment opportunities such as the property bond market to grow their money.

Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK’s biggest builders has called on the government to shift stamp duty to sellers rather than buyers to help people enter the market. An interesting proposal, but one that may potentially lock landlords into buy to let as they look to sell their home and recoup their savings.

Take advantage of high fixed return property bond yields

It’s just one of the many ideas mooted by those within the housing industry to try and navigate their way through stamp duty changes and tax amendments that are helping to make potential landlords think twice about buy to let.

The reality is though that, after the autumn statement, the tax burden doesn’t look like it’ll be lifted any time in the near future which is a real issue for those that have specifically invested in buy to let and property to take advantage of rental yields.

Changes to letting agents’ fees are also set to hit landlords hard. That majority of these taxes, though, could be navigated effortlessly with a high-yielding property bond solution that grows people’s savings in a secure way.

Depending on a property bond investor chooses, they could earn people potential returns of 42.5% in an asset-backed, fixed-return bond solution in a government-backed sector. Contact the Heron Global Partners team today to find out more.

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More people are investing in a renewable bond and opposing fracking

More people are investing in a renewable bond and opposing fracking

One of the main draws of investing in a renewable bond – alongside the impressive potential fixed returns that certain options can provide – is that it helps to support the clean energy movement.

For some, the decision to buy a renewable bond is a direct opposition to industries such as fracking. The controversies around fracking are already known worldwide, and it’s interesting to see that public backing for the practice has reached its lowest ever level.

According to a government survey, only 17% of those in the UK support the shale extraction process while a third oppose it. 48% have no opinion. That opposition (and indifference) to fracking is just one of the reasons why people are looking to grow their money through the potentially high returns on offer from investing in a renewable bond.

Why investing in a renewable bond could be better than fracking

There are so many reasons why fracking may look an unattractive proposition, not just from an energy collection perspective but from an investment one, too. Unlike a renewable bond, fracking through drilling comes with many environmental trade-offs.

Recently they have been outlined in what is seen as a damaging report on the practice, which is said to have been supressed by ministers. The report highlights that fracking comes with issues such as water contamination, noise and air pollution and falling house prices. Tourism and agriculture can also be affected.

A separate report by the Scottish government has highlighted how fracking can be harmful to people’s health, with workers on-site at risk of breathing in dangerous crystalline silica. There was also a possibility of airborne and waterborne hazards finding their way into local communities too, according to the report.

Is it any wonder, then, why people are considering investing in a renewable bond instead of backing fracking?

Buy a renewable bond and be part of the clean energy sector

Obviously, for the sake of transparency, there are undoubtedly both positive and negative aspects of an investment into a renewable bond or the shale industry.

What’s becoming harder to refute, though, is the impact that the shale gas industry can potentially have on people’s health and the wider environment. Public support in the UK, too, is incredibly high for renewable energy projects with 79% backing clean technologies, with only 4% opposed.

Within the corridors of power fracking is also meeting with strong opposition, with Labour MP Caroline Flint recently calling for fracking taxes to be spent on boosting the green energy sector and helping to spearhead innovation.

Activists are out in their droves across the UK to stop the industry in its tracks. As well as helping investors make seriously high potential returns on their money, renewable bonds can also be another way to oppose the fracking industry and all it stands for.

A renewable bond is more than helping the clean energy sector grow. With potential returns of 9% and the option to be paid quarterly in an asset-backed, fixed-return government supported sector, Heron Global Partners can help you grow your savings in a green way.

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UK property investment is still a favourite worldwide

UK property investment is still a favourite worldwide

Last year, we faced fears of recession, uncertainty surrounding the outcome of Brexit, and various other economic and political influences. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see how resilient the UK property investment market has proven to be for investors, especially those considering a property bond.

Our property options are drawing investors from far and wide toward the UK, with property bond investment especially popular because of changes to buy to let and other varying factors.

With many experts predicting the property market in the UK would crash post-Brexit referendum, there has been much surprise with the commercial and residential sectors going from strength to strength.

Investors can take advantage of that good feeling with a fixed-return property bond that grows their savings.

Why are so many people considering a property bond investment?

So why does a UK property investment look so attractive? We’ve mentioned some of the negative factors, but there are also numerous positive benefits of a property bond beyond the potentially high returns on offer.

The market’s sheer resilience – proved first-hand recently – is a major factor in attracting investment. The current weakness of the pound against other currencies has also encouraged foreign investors to take the plunge, especially from North America considering the currency’s current strength against the dollar.

Individuals still find the consistently strong yields a draw when it comes to UK property investment, although the changes in buy to let legislation are making that a trickier investment avenue to go down (hence people turning to the security offered by a fixed-return property bond). Bonds are still offering better yields than buy to let.

The property scene is also seeing the introduction of a new breed of investor within the UK as Britons look to get on the housing ladder as new builds finish completion and people enjoying their pension freedoms looking to grow their money in bricks and mortar.

Building a UK property investment portfolio

When talking about UK property investment, it’s also important to look further afield and consider the political climate across the globe. Since Donald Trump has become President-elect, many over in the US are apaprently considering the prospect of moving to the UK, despite Brexit looming.

Closer to home, many experts believe that a forthcoming ratings revaluation will boost regional investment markets. Meanwhile, opportunities outside of London are also expected to grow thanks to falling rates bills.

Overall, though, all of these factors and more paint a picture of a strong, resilient UK property market. It offers enormous opportunities for investors to grow their money whilst interest rates are either low or negative – another reason why people look at property. Pick the right bond options, too, and there’s the potential there to seriously grow your funds from a low entry level investment.

If you’d like to build a property bond portfolio and see potential returns of 42.5% depending on the options you consider, earning in a fixed-return asset-backed way in a government-backed sector, contact Heron Global Partners today to find out more.

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Why buy a renewable energy bond as the UK says bye to coal

Why buy a renewable energy bond as the UK says bye to coal

Just one of the many reasons that investors are choosing to buy a renewable energy bond? Because the money can help contribute to ethical, clean renewable energy projects.

That’s a huge factor for a number of people looking to diversify their portfolios when they invest in a renewable energy bond. The opportunity to seriously grow savings through renewables may also become a lot more appealing in the near future too, as the UK looks to phase out coal entirely.

Why it makes financial sense to buy a renewable energy bond

The UK government has recently announced that it is looking to completely phase out electricity generation using coal. Instead, it wants to back more renewable sources of energy, such as offshore wind and marine projects.

That’s according to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. This will be music to the ears of anyone looking to buy a renewable energy bond and grow their money. For the rest of this Parliament, £730 million of annual support will be spent on renewable energy projects.

In fact, numerous projects across the UK appear to be pulling together to help the country meet its future renewable energy goals. Energy supplier Ecotricity has called for a push in farm digestion. Thousands of farmers are apparently able to help plug the government’s 12% deficit through biomethane solutions.

Plans already in place are starting to pay dividends too. Reports suggest that the UK managed to produce half of its energy from low-carbon sources for the first time ever in Q3 2016. Again, coal generation also dropped to its lowest point during this period, and was beaten by solar generation.

The data, provided by the Electric Insights Quarterly report, cites “the dramatic rise of renewable energy” for the statistics, with wind, solar and biomass producing 20% of our clean energy.

Get potential returns of 9% when you invest in a renewable bond

That’s fantastic news for people interested in growing their money through a renewable bond option. Renewable energy production and infrastructure is on the rise, not just in the UK but across the globe. This means there are numerous opportunities for people to support the sector, if they want to buy a renewable bond.

Argentina has recently announced that it is set to award $4 billion in grants to renewable energy developers. According to energy minister Juan Jose Aranguren, this money will mainly go towards wind and solar projects.

Iran’s renewable sector is also set to see massive growth. Meanwhile, Morocco has totally transformed the way it generates and stores energy, in the hope of becoming 100% renewable sooner rather than later.

While it isn’t the end of coal just yet, many other countries are looking to phase the non-renewable out of their energy plans. The growing list includes France, Canada, Austria, Germany and many others. Mass renewable energy and a low-carbon life is almost here. Time to take advantage and harness the economic benefits for yourself.

When you invest in a renewable bond, you’re also contributing towards the growth of the clean energy market. You could potentially be changing the way the nation (and the world) generates and consumes power. Contact the Heron Global Partners team today to find out more.

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What the autumn statement means for your buy to let or property bond

What the autumn statement means for your buy to let or property bond

Last year’s autumn statement – the first by Chancellor Philip Hammond – showed exactly why interest in a property bond is so high amongst investors.

When previous Chancellor George Osborne was in office, he raised stamp duty and was accused of ‘targeting landlords’. It was one of the factors that boosted enquiries for property bond availability. Many investors looked for other ways to grow their money through bricks and mortar as an alternative to buy to let.

Many existing landlords and potential new ones had their fingers crossed that Philip Hammond would reverse Osborne’s buy to let measures. Instead, new legislation introduced by Hammond has made the humble property bond look more attractive than ever before.

How low entry level property bond costs can boost investor savings

The right property bond option can help investors to earn up to 42.5% depending on the choices they make. Meanwhile, investments available through Heron Global Partners are also fixed-term and asset-backed with regular payment options.

And, with Philip Hammond ordering that letting agents’ fees are to be banned “as soon as possible”, there’s another potential stumbling block for landlords looking to make good returns from a buy to let investment. This could mean that landlords have to pay the fees themselves, or cope by putting rents up. Neither option sounds too attractive from a landlord’s perspective.

Most disappointing for buy to let landlords and those looking to invest in a second property is that Osborne’s introductions remained untouched. That leaves the future of buy to let as an investment opportunity rather cloudy. People looking to get into the property market for the potential to earn high yields may need to look elsewhere.

Buying to let is still a way for investors to make money, but that’s become unquestionably harder over the last couple of years. And with tougher mortgage checks set to be introduced for people wanting to buy a second home, a property bond may very well be the best way for investors to grow their savings.

Getting potentially large returns from low property bond yields

Of course, this is all headline news. But to put a real face to the changes, consider the story of Phil Stewardson and his brother. Both are buy to let investors who recently told the Telegraph they feel the government has seriously let them down.

The Stewardsons are just part of a wave of landlords who feel the same. No one wants to feel that they are essentially being farmed for profits and tax by the Chancellor. In many cases, their love for all things property-based is waning.

One in four landlords are, in fact, selling their properties as a result to the changes, taking their money elsewhere. Personally, we feel that the best alternative is a property bond, which allows investors to get fixed returns while keeping their money in a sector they know and love.

If you’d like to learn more about property bond availability, contact Heron Global Partners today. You could earn potential returns of 42.5% (depending on your options) in an asset-backed, fixed-return way.

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These companies are all investing in renewable energy bonds

These companies are all investing in renewable energy bonds

Investing in renewable energy bonds is a serious venture for individuals to consider. After all, we’re living in a time where renewable energy growth is big business, and numerous companies are investing millions in the sector.

People seeking a serious financial opportunity should seriously consider how to invest in renewable energy bonds in order to achieve fixed-rate returns. By diversifying one’s investment to include a clean and ethical industry, renewable energy bonds can also help investors to take advantage of fast-paced trends.

We’ve mentioned the RE100 before; a group of the world’s largest companies (including Apple, Google and Microsoft) committed to running off 100% renewable energy.

Now, thanks to new introductions in the UK, smaller companies can now take advantage of a commercial renewable future.

Why investing in renewable energy bonds makes sense

Independent energy supplier Good Energy is making waves in the commercial scene after it launched online platform Selectricity. This is a peer-to-peer platform which promises to give businesses greater access to local renewable energy generators, in order to help them cut their carbon footprints.

Greater commercial access to renewable energy solutions is fantastic news for the UK, especially as the government is putting its support behind the project. In fact, the platform has been part-funded by the government in an effort to help businesses choose their energy solutions and run from cleaner energy.

It’s not a gimmick. The entire National Grid is also feverishly planning ahead to put itself in line with energy trends, and be ready for a future where the country is run on renewable energy.

The renewables sector is progressing rapidly not just in the UK, but across the globe. There are numerous serious commercial opportunities enabling investors to grow their savings, making a renewable energy bonds an extremely worthwhile option to consider.

How to invest in renewable energy bonds for potentially large returns

Renewable energy bonds are a fantastic opportunity for savers looking to grow their money in a world of negative interest rates. With the non-renewables industry still struggling, renewables can represent an impressive long-term investment opportunity.

What’s more, a lot of those clean energy opportunities can be found in the UK. Eight global renewable energy giants have recently come together, for instance, to put £500 million of investment into tidal wave projects off the coast of Anglesey.

At the same time, Aviva has invested into four English renewable energy projects, with a fifth project lined up, as the company looks to diversify its energy expenditure.

All the while, new research projects are aiming to make the North of England one of the world’s leading hubs for green energy manufacturing and export for residential and commercial benefits. Most importantly, the projects are going to focus on the economic benefits of renewables; something more and more people are waking up to, especially from an investment perspective.

Wondering how investing in renewable energy bonds can earn potential returns of 9% (depending on your options) in a fixed-return, asset-backed manner? Contact us today to find out more.

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What does Trump mean for UK property bond investments?

What does Trump mean for UK property bond investments?

Since Donald Trump became President-elect, we’ve been fielding a lot more questions about property bond investments, as people seek financial security in these times of upheaval.

It’s fair to say it feels like the world has become a different place in the space of a few short months. So, could property bond investments be a good route to go down not just to protect savings, but to also grow them in a world of biting negative rates?

When it comes to Trump and his effect on the UK property market, the truth is we won’t know what happens until he takes office. However, making property bond investments in the right ventures will always be a good idea.

Growing your savings with a property bond investment

As many are pointing out Trump has a soft spot for the UK, especially Scotland where he’s currently developing a golf course. The Republican, though, is also expected to bring a lot of investment back to his own country due to a personal and political disinterest in global trade deals.

However, some feel that investors over in the US are already looking to put their money into UK property – particularly in London. The capital is seen by some as a safe haven for cash while the markets figure themselves out. This is one of the more attractive features of a UK property bond, and it’s not just US citizens who may look increasingly to London.

Camilla Dell, managing partner of property agency Black Brick, believes a lot more investors in the Middle East will begin to consider property bond investments and other UK opportunities, thanks to Trump’s comments during his election campaign about people of the Muslim faith.

How to find property bond investments with potential for high returns

The residential market in the UK could also simply see a lot more US expats head toward the UK. The fall in value of the pound against the dollar means there are a lot of attractive propositions on offer for overseas buyers looking to get away.

Trump, as Forbes points out, is also a keen real estate entrepreneur. So, as we and many others have mentioned, it’s simply unknown what will happen in Washington until Trump is firmly behind his desk. There may be more restrictions to the global market, or it could be bursting with opportunity.

Britons have to keep in mind that there’s Brexit to contend with, too. Brexit could hit property prices in 2017 and the case for buy to let looks weaker than ever. Property bond investments are therefore a valuable way to get potentially high regular returns, so long as you find bonds that work for you.

Make the right choice, and a property bond can help to grow your savings in a fixed-term manner, while markets continue to be gripped by uncertainty.

Property bond investments can earn you potentially high returns in a fixed-term, asset-backed way in a government supported sector. Contact Heron Global Partners to find out more.

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Fixed return property investments better than buy to let?

Fixed return property investments better than buy to let?

Fixed return property investments are on the up, though it’s sad to see what appears to be a buy to let crisis looming on the horizon.

For landlords anyway, at least. The government is set to rake in close to £7 billion over the next five years thanks to changes in legislation, carrying on from the stamp duty rises put into effect by previous Chancellor George Osborne.

What does it mean for UK property investments? Put simply it means that investors are looking more at fixed return property investments and bonds to make potentially serious money from bricks and mortar, rather than subject their savings and future finances to a murky future.

Are buy to let UK property investments right for you?

We don’t make these comparisons lightly; rather, data is showing that one-in-four landlords are now selling their initial property investments because of the financial hardships that buy to let is now presenting to them.

Things aren’t going to get much better too, meaning people that took the plunge on other homes as buy to let property investments are set to face future tax increases to complement the changes in stamp duty they’re already having to cope with.

Between 2017 and 2020, landlords will have to pay tax on the full amount of the profits they earn, less tax relief fixed at 20%. That’s terrible news for mortgaged landlords who have taken out buy to let property investments that are paying 40-45% tax. They’ll be paying much more, as will some basic-rate taxpayers that will be pushed into a higher bracket.

Some people become a buy to let landlord simply for the sheer love of all things property and the satisfaction it provides. It’s fair to say though that the majority enter the market to grow their savings – a prospect that looks further away than ever thanks to changes in legislation.

How fixed return property investments can grow your savings

The burden may be eased far into the future, but for savers and investors looking to grow their money with retirement imminent, can they really wait in hope that things may change?

The Bank of England is also set to make it harder than ever for buy to let investors to borrow thanks to a crackdown in their mortgage policies. With Chancellor Philip Hammond also banning letting agents’ fees in his recent autumn statement, problems keep on piling up for people that want to or have invested their time and money in the buy to let market.

It’s part of the reason why people are looking more toward property bonds and fixed-rate asset-backed alternative investments in the housing sector.

The right investment can not only help people avoid a lot of those situations when growing their money, but provide them with low entry level investments while providing quarterly or bi-annual payments alongside capital growth options.

If you’d like to know more about the incredible, potentially high returns fixed return property investments can provide – possibly up to 42.5% depending on the options you invest in – contact Heron Global Partners today to find out more.

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Renewable energy investments can be ethical and economical

Renewable energy investments can be ethical and economical

Renewable energy investments are known as a way to back the clean energy sector, but is it really a viable way to make serious money and grow your savings?

We firmly believe they can, and that positive trends in renewable energy investments show that making potentially high returns while supporting a green ideology can indeed exist together as a viable financial solution.

In fact people that have previously backed global renewable energy investments will likely have seen their faith pay off as traditional non-renewable energy stock prices tumble and struggle to recover.

Why you should focus on trends in renewable energy investments

Renewable energy investments have also been given the backing of Barclays Research, with the group adamant that investors putting money into clean energy bonds can not only diversify a portfolio but bring them potentially high returns, too.

Jess Staley, CEO of Barclays sums up the popularity of renewable energy investments by stating: “The growing awareness of and support for responsible investing has led to it becoming inherent to the investment processes of many institutional investors.”

It’s not just savers looking to grow their money from renewable energy investments, but entire countries, too. Canada has recently committed to phasing out coal-fired electricity by 2030, instead transitioning to renewable energy solutions such as wind. Canada has committed $21.9 billion of investment over 11 years for green infrastructure to help it reach its 90% clean energy target.

More and more countries are following Canada’s lead, and that can only present more and better opportunities for investors to back clean energy projects whilst growing their savings in an effective manner.

Chinese investors, for instance, are making waves in Latin America currently, investing in growing the region’s clean energy infrastructure whilst reaping the financial benefits at the same time. For the future health of the planet, such dealings can only be a positive solution.

Grow your savings by backing global renewable energy investments

For people looking to invest their money into the renewables sector, there’s some interesting news from the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, published by EY. According to their data, European countries are again on the rise when it comes to attractiveness in the investment opportunities they offer.

The report also points out that Europe has seen the greatest share of renewable bond activity than anywhere else, with $54.9 billion in green bonds issued in Europe since 2007. The European market’s seen as particularly attractive for investors thanks to unique weather patterns and areas such as the North Sea, a development favourite when it comes to wind power.

With the green bond market increasing in size by 50% since last year, the market gives people looking to grow their savings ample opportunity to back a clean energy sector that will help the planet and provide potentially high returns, too.

Backing the right renewable energy investments can not only help the world achieve reliance on clean energy solutions, but it can also potentially give investors returns of up to 9%, paid quarterly. Contact Heron Global Partners to find out more.

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