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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.

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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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How do property bonds work in the student housing market?

How do property bonds work in the student housing market?

The UK student housing market is attracting a lot of attention. So how do property bonds work at home and overseas?

According to research conducted by property firm Savills, mainland Europe saw a 21% year-on-year growth in student property investment volumes as of Q2 2016. UK and US student housing assets still saw the most investment in the first half of 2016, with the UK market seeing investments of £1.1 billion.

So, what does this increase mean when investing in property bonds?

Well, it gives people interested in property bonds more scope to grow their investments. This is particularly the case at a time when international enrolment is growing amidst a low provision of purpose-built student accommodation.

Is it worth investing in student property bonds?

The UK is one of the most popular destinations for international students to achieve a world-class education. This is particularly pertinent for students from countries such as India and China, where major UK universities have been focusing their recruitment efforts.

Reports are suggesting that, despite the impact the UK is going to feel from Brexit, student property is set to feel little in the way of shock. Certainly, it will suffer less than other sectors, due to the strength of the market.

A record 493,100 students have been placed for the 2016/17 academic year, according to figures from UCAS. This suggests there’s going to be little in the way of slowdown. Investment opportunities are available nationwide, with Leicester leading the way.

Continuing developments in cities across the UK such as in Liverpool, Preston and elsewhere will also cater for increasing numbers, helping to back up claims that the industry could be ‘Brexit-proof’.

Of course, it’s always wise to do your research when investing, rather than simply riding the crest of a wave.

How do property bonds work for the supported housing sector?

Student property does appear to be an investment worth making in the short-term. However, potentially bigger returns could be made by backing property bonds focused on the supported housing sector.

The student property sector, despite how lucrative it currently is, isn’t immune from criticism. Some are arguing that the market prices them out and doesn’t work for them. Possibly the most famous example is the £4,000 a week student flat in London’s Park Lane with a triple-height central atrium.

Investment opportunities such as this can be out of many people’s price range or simply unfeasible. If you have the opportunity to back such a venture; go ahead. For people interested in property bonds however, it’s possible to potentially make serious money on investments costing as little as £10,000. Furthermore, the supported housing sector offers excellent opportunities.

Property bonds with Heron Global Partners are fixed-return and in a government-backed sector. Investors help to provide new housing for vulnerable groups, in a sector that carries high yields from an investment perspective.

How do property bonds work for your savings? By growing your money in the high-yielding, government-supported supported housing sector, providing investors fixed returns of up to 8.5% over a five-year term. Get in touch to find out more.

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Shell "in denial" about the oil market according to Thomas Moore

Shell “in denial” about the oil market according to Thomas Moore

We’ve written a couple of times about the current state of the oil industry, and how the price of crude is seeing some of its lowest figures ever.

With good reason; it’s a huge story that we feel not only shows the rapid decline of one of the world’s biggest investment opportunities, but also shows the changing nature of human behaviour as they gradually turn to renewable solutions.


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Can you help Europe's small businesses grow with venture investment?

Can you help Europe’s small businesses grow with venture investment?

The European Union is calling on venture capitalists to help contribute to a €75 billion investment fund designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses.

That’s according to EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen who urged private investors to explore the opportunities currently available across the EU.

Last month the European Investment Fund (EIF) also announced €1 billion to help venture capitalists find new deals and investment opportunities, with Katainen suggesting that the EIF may be in line to receive more money from the European Union. (more…)

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Why Morocco's massive solar project is a huge boost for renewable investments

Why Morocco’s massive solar project is a huge boost for renewable investments

Imagine an area as big as the very city you live in filled to the brim with solar panels.

It may be a tall order to create something like that over here, but there’s been no problem over in Morocco. On the edge of the Sahara Desert is the new Noor-Quarzazate solar power plant which is nearly as big as the country itself.

The project will undoubtedly turn Morocco into a solar superpower and promises to install 2 GW of energy by 2020. At the same time it will help Morocco become more self-dependent (Morocco currently relies on foreign sources for 97 per cent of its energy needs) and will stop them using approximately 2 and a half million tonnes of oil.


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India's UK investments show its new international clout

India’s UK investments show its new international clout

We’ve talked recently about the wave of foreign finances working its way into UK investment opportunities; more specifically the Chinese capital which is going toward nuclear investment, theme parks, and more.

It’s not letting up. More money is pouring in from investors in India thanks to its booming economy. According to the BBC India is poised to be the strongest of the BRIC nations which includes Brazil, Russia, and China. India’s economy is said to be growing at 7 per cent every year.

India is now the third biggest UK investor behind the US and France respectively. UK investment opportunities attracting funds from India increased by 64 per cent in 2014, across 122 UK projects. (more…)

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China is investing upward of £40 billion into the United Kingdom.

Pinpointing foreign investment opportunities to grow your portfolio

Foreign investment opportunities in the UK are always a good thing. But the last couple of weeks have shown different sides of the foreign investment coin.

Take our steel industry, for example. The SSI steel plant at Redcar has closed with hundreds of jobs lost. The same fate appears to be inevitable at Tata Steel with closure and redundancies hanging in the air.

The owners of the plants are owned by Thai and Indian firms respectively and have been affected by a strengthening pound, soaring electricity prices, and even climate change policies. They’re examples of strong foreign investment by foreign companies helping to create jobs in the UK.

The low price of Chinese steel – called “unrealistic” by many – has been a huge problem for the UK steel industry and is something that the Prime Minister is said to have addressed with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping on his recent visit. We hope that they can come to some kind of resolution to help the plants out.


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