Is Property Investment Becoming a Rich Person’s Game?

Is Property Investment Becoming a Rich Person’s Game?

Mortgage lenders have been quietly and arguably making it more challenging for the average landlord, as they continue to impose tougher checks and criterion on buy-to-let mortgages.  Leading to the question, is property investment becoming a rich person’s game? Barclays Bank have followed the lead of building society and second-largest lender in the UK, Nationwide and tightened their mortgage lending criteria, meaning that the minimal rental cover which is now required has increased from 135%…

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Buffett Family NoVo Foundation to invest $90 million to Women of Colour

Buffett Family NoVo Foundation to invest $90 million to Women of Colour

NoVo Foundation to invest $90 million to Women of Colour Philanthropy is a feature for many millionaires and billionaires, including Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs.  As part of his legacy, his son Peter and daughter-in-law Jennifer established the NoVo foundation in 2006.  Earlier this week, they announced their latest initiative to invest $90 million over seven years to fight the structural inequalities facing young women of colour all over the United…

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Brummie Bonds for Birmingham Homes

Brummie Bonds for Birmingham Homes

Brummie is getting its own ‘bonds’ which will be used to pay for new homes in the city have won business backing. Reported by Birmingham Post, ‘Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce says the proposals by new Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy to invest the public sector pension pot in new houses and infrastructure could tap into a ‘potentially great untapped asset.’ Coun Clancy has previously stated that he ‘wants to use the £11 billion…

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Financial Style – 22nd Jan 2016

Financial Style – 22nd Jan 2016

This week on the Financial Style, we take a look at how the other half live, as Rakeem and I review the Oscars So White saga in Life & Style, and ask whether the Actors choosing to boycott are right to make a stand or whether in fact it is the system that is the problem – find out what we think and have your say. Plus we meet 2015 Miss Caribbean UK contestant Natina…

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Benefits of Overseas Property Investment

Benefits of Overseas Property Investment

Investing in Property Overseas can offer great returns (ROI). Depending on your country of choice, you could start your investment with a relatively small amount of money and gain considerably as valuations and demand increases. Further these investments can offer greater benefits than just the money, even though that could be considerable. Investment in Property abroad can be a great way to protect your capital; generate residual income; protect your pension fund; own a flexible…

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Victoria Mutual Opens a Mortgage Dialogue

Victoria Mutual Opens a Mortgage Dialogue

Victoria Mutual is in its 137th year and yet its vision to give financially excluded Jamaicans, opportunities for savings and home acquisition is still the same. Today they provide a range of financial services which include savings, mortgages, wealth management, money transfer, real estate and general insurance. VM Overseas (UK) Limited is the official representative office of Victoria Mutual in the United Kingdom. Headed by Leighton Smith, Chief Representative Officer UK, it shares the main…

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Financial Style – 9th Oct 2015

Financial Style – 9th Oct 2015

Interested in Investing in Property? Well, this week I am opening a Mortgage Dialogue with Leighton Smith, UK Chief Representative Officer for Victoria Mutual in preparation for the forthcoming event at the CAP Centre on Friday 16th October 2015 at 6:30pm. The purpose of the event is to introduce Jamaican property investment opportunities.  With a focus on international property investment, in Money Matters, I also take some time to look at the Benefits of Investing…

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Entrepreneur, Joel Blake ‘Giving Back’

Entrepreneur, Joel Blake ‘Giving Back’

Joel Blake is an Award-winning Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and Social Impact Consultant. Like many entrepreneurs, Joel has faced challenges, and in overcoming them has devoted much of his time to ‘give back’! To this end, the 2010, Birmingham Young Professional of the Year for Recruitment & Training, Unsung Community Hero in the Brilliant Birmingham Awards of 2014 and one of the prestigious Maserati Top 100 UK Entrepreneurs in February 2015, joins me in the studio…

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Financial Style – 31st July 2015

Financial Style – 31st July 2015

This show is about moving from Surviving to Thriving.  I’m talking to Tanesha Westcarr; young woman and Entrepreneur with the world at her feet, who in her own words, has journeyed ‘From humble beginnings, to partnering with leading multi-million pound household brands’. Now an Author, International Speaker, and Huffington Post Columnist to mention just a few of her achievements, she joins me in the studio to share her philosophy for Building Your Personal Brand and…

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Approaches to Investment – What Matters?

Approaches to Investment – What Matters?

In order to create wealth we must invest.  Self-investment and developing appropriate mind-set is just one aspect of this journey, but knowing how to approach investment, particularly in the stock market can be the difference between investment success and failure. With the news headlines recently highlighting issues in Greece and the Eurozone, China going bust, as well as various atrocities including the Tunisian massacre, I’m asking how the headlines can impact our financial decisions, and…

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