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December Market Commentary

Introduction Well, for the second time this year the pollsters and the bookmakers had it spectacularly wrong. First Brexit, now President-elect Donald J Trump. By 306 Electoral College votes to 232 the 70 year old billionaire overturned the predictions and beat Hillary Clinton. Yes, there is still the small matter of challenges to the result […]

Fraud losses from pension freedoms 25% higher than anticipated

Recent statistics from City of London Police suggest that losses due to fraud after pension freedoms were introduced could be around 25% higher than was initially estimated.The figure originally reported to the force for the first six months from April 2015 was £10.6 million.This figure has recently been revised to £13.3 million following updated statistics, […]

How long does it take to sell a house these days?

A recent study has found that the average house in the UK now takes 91 days to sell. The figure is cited in the ‘City Rate of Sale’ report conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) and the Post Office, which examines the average amount of time properties are on the market […]

US election – the outcome and implications for the UK economy

With Republican candidate Donald Trump defying both the polls and expectations across the globe and convincingly winning the US election over Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, 2016 will undoubtedly go down as the year of the political upset. The US dollar took a considerable hit after Trump’s victory was confirmed, but bounced back to a thirteen-year […]