Showing posts from February, 2017


Over several decades, London has established itself firmly as a global city to rival any other. Reflecting this, London property has also become one of the go to places for investors from across the world. 2016 alone saw £4.6 billion worth of investment from Asia into the London property market according to Savills1, while Q3 2016 saw £685 million worth of investment from the US2. Alongside investment in commercial property, interest in residential London property has also spiked across the globe. Fitzrovia, Belgravia, Mayfair – the names of these neighbourhoods are synonymous with elegance and class globally, and they are neighbourhoods where pockets are deep. Interest in being part of the luxury London brand has contributed to substantial growth in London property prices over the long-term, with the latest data showing 7.5% growth in the year to December 20173. While this investment is great for the city, and is actively changing the face of London with destinations on what were once …

Looking to purchase a Yacht or Boat?

Looking for a Yacht or Boat? Buying boats is a complex business, but with the right advice you won’t be left all at sea. Purchasing your first yacht, or upgrading to your next one, is a significant investment decision. And while the perks of a yacht owning lifestyle are many, it is important to understand and deal with any challenges involved. The first thing you’ll need to consider is finance. What is your budget? You need to set a budget that is realistic for both your aspirations and your pocket. Take into account buying costs and depreciation. Most people understand that once you have driven a new car off the forecourt, the vehicle becomes immediately second hand and loses value. The same principle applies to purchasing a new yacht. Although the depreciation won’t necessarily be as dramatic as with a new car, it is certainly a factor that needs to be considered. With finance secured, then comes the second challenge – finding the yacht that works for you and your budget! The yacht mark…