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How Will 5.2% Inflation Hit Buy to Let Investors? Latest Articles, Property Investment News, Property Market News

With inflation hitting a 20 year high at 5.2%, the headlines are screaming doom and gloom. Instead, step back and read what high inflation and quantitive easing means to landlords running a buy to let business.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) – the government’s official inflation monitor – has registered 5.2% for September and is going to directly impact returns from savings and investments.

A saver paying basic rate tax (20%) would need a savings account paying 6.5% to earn a return, a higher-rate taxpayer (40%) would need an account paying at least 8.67%. Both are unobtainable in the current market. Continue reading How Will 5.2% Inflation Hit Buy to Let Investors?


UK interest rates may not rise for years, says BoE governor Latest Articles

The Bank of England interest rate may hover around 0.5% for at least another two years because of a weak economy and overwhelming personal debt.

Bank governor Mervyn King has hit out at interest rise hawks speculating that rates must soon go up in a speech to a finance committee at the European Parliament. Continue reading UK interest rates may not rise for years, says BoE governor


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