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Summer Statement Summary

In March, Rishi Sunak unveiled “one of the largest and most comprehensive economic responses in the world” to protect the UK’s population against the impact of coronavirus. The £160bn plan, the Chancellor said, was just the first stage of the government’s response to the pandemic. Four months later, on 8 July, the Chancellor stepped up once again [...]

July 9th, 2020|General, News|

As the property market thaws lenders are open for business

Estate agents are open, lenders are open, and we are open! On Monday 11 May, the government surprised many by announcing the reopening of England’s housing market from the following Wednesday. Rightmove reported nearly 5.2 million visits were made to its website on the first day of the lockdown easing, which was a 4% increase [...]

July 2nd, 2020|General, News|

An update on mortgage payment holidays – three-month extension

The Government has announced the requirement for lenders to extend the initial three-month mortgage payment holiday scheme by a further three months. They felt that the extension was necessary because it would be too sudden and soon to end the scheme now for those currently experiencing financial difficulties. This means help and support will continue [...]

June 8th, 2020|Mortgages, General, News|

Omnis Fund Update – Active Management, Active Oversight

In this update, Colin Gellatly (Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Omnis Investments) provides insight into their ‘Active Management’, ‘Active Oversight’ approach to working with some of the leading fund management houses in the investment industry. There is also have a ‘fund focus’ round-up featuring several Omnis appointed managers along with analysis from independent researcher Fundhouse. Click [...]

April 12th, 2020|Investments, General|

Coming to terms with market turbulence

As a direct consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, global stock markets are suffering a period of turbulence. When markets move significantly it can prove very challenging to hear through the noise and focus on the bigger picture. Lessons from history Over recent years many investors have become used to a variety of political, financial and [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Investments, General|