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?