This year has marked a new era in pension freedoms. Those 55 or over are meant to be able to freely access their pension pots (defined contribution, not final salary ones). This will empower some, or could create a whole new set of dangers. Why is that?
Markets don’t like uncertainty and the Greek debacle is taking its toll on the Euro. This may be good news for property buyers outside the Eurozone, Continue reading Greece – GREXIT or not – Where’s Archimedes to make the maths tally?Tags: AIPP, European Union, Greece, Grexit, holiday home, Risk & Reward, sovereign debt, Turkey
Poland is staying a step ahead. As Europe is expected to grow 1.5% this year, growth in Poland accelerated to 3.5% in the first quarter of 2015, driven by strong domestic demand and facilitated by an improving labour market, Continue reading Poland a property investment step aheadTags: AIPP, Buy to let, investment property, Kraków, new build, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw
Given recent reports of the property price slide halting and pockets of Spain starting to get back on its property-feet, it might be timely to think of a few basics Continue reading Considering buying a Spanish Holiday Home?Tags: AIPP, Bank Repossessions, City property, Coastal Property, First Time Overseas Buyer, holiday home, new build, off-plan, Overseas Buying process, overseas property agent
Now that the property market is picking up, across the UK and for some overseas markets, what tends to happen is an influx of new property agents to the market, sensing money to be made. It is an industry with Continue reading The Full Monty on Overseas Property Agents and Estate AgentsTags: AIPP, European property, First Time Overseas Buyer, overseas property agent, Property Abroad
A recent class action by British-based Solicitors Maxwell Alves, against Alpha Bank, Cyprus, for the alleged mis-selling of mortgage products denominated in Swiss Francs, has prompted Continue reading European Property Investment: Mortgages-which currency?Tags: AIPP, Europe, European property, European Union, Exchange rate, Hungary, International finance, Mortgage loan, off-plan, Turkey
There has been a lot of talk lately about the Spanish Bad Bank SAREB and the amount of properties it has transferred onto its books from other struggling banks in Spain and the opportunity this presents for investors. Continue reading Buying Spanish Bank repossessed property?Tags: AIPP, Bank Repossessions, European Union, holiday home, investment property, Overseas Buying process, Spain, Spanish Banks