In our blog you'll find a wide variety of Personal Finance articles along with updates on the general state of the finance market in the UK and Cyprus. Useful reading that's easy for you to dip in and out of.

How to Remortgage as an Expat

Fixed rate, tracker, standard variable – todays mortgage market has more products than ever and finding the right one requires extensive research. Remortgaging is no different, it requires careful consideration. In a nutshell, remortgaging is where a new mortgage is taken out to either replace your current mortgage or to borrow money that […]

How Good Are Buy-to-Let Profits in 2019?

Buy-to-Let (BTL) investors in England and Wales make an average of £80,000 selling on their properties – before tax. And in London, the average pre-tax profit on a sold BTL property is a whopping quarter of a million (£248,120). That’s according to figures from top estate agents Hamptons International released this week. So […]

What is Off-plan Property Investment?

xOff-plan investment is an exciting and flexible option for private investors that is gaining in respectability worldwide. Both the UAE and the UK offer established sectors where private investors can gain excellent, long-term returns (in exchange for some risk, of course). And, in South Asia (particularly Vietnam), there are emerging markets that offer great […]

UK House Prices: the Brexit Effect?

Is it a good time to buy a house in the UK? Is Brexit opening up opportunities, or closing down the whole market? Should you hang on and see where we are after the March 2019 Brexit deadline passes? With conflicting figures flying around in the press every week, here’s […]

Buy To Let in the UK 2019

New Buy-To-Let (BTL) mortgages in the UK have fallen in number by a third in two years. But don’t write the sector off! After all, over 60,000 BTL new mortgages are expected to go through in 2019. And there’s plenty to offer the investor looking to park some of their […]

Where to buy abroad as an expat?

Expats: where should you buy a second home?  Perhaps, like many expats who work and live overseas – enjoying career success and a new expansive and international lifestyle – you are considering investing in a second property. Perhaps you’d like a place to retreat to during the holiday season, or […]

How to Get a UK Mortgage when Living Abroad

It is easy to get a mortgage in the UK if you’re an expat – provided you don’t go jumping in unprepared. There’s plenty of hoops to get through: waiting for an offer to be accepted, banks and solicitors’ requesting paperwork, while you keep everything crossed in the hope of […]