UK Housing Market June Update

The UK Housing Market – June 2020 Update As part of our weekly blog series, we have looked at lockdown measures put in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent effect on various industries and economic indicators. In the UK, we are now into the fourth month of lockdown measures, and with this, economic data is starting to pick up on the effects of the drop in commercial activity in the UK.  Reopening of the Housing Market Communities Minister Robert Jenrick announced the reopening of the housing market in line with an easing of lockdown measures … Continue reading UK Housing Market June Update

Corona Volatility: How Might You Be Affected as a Yielders Investor?

Given the rather grim news that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks, you might be inclined to ask what this all means for Yielders and your investment. This post serves to give you the inside track on our view of things here at Yielders, as well as a reminder of the key fundamentals of our assets. The truth is, nobody knows exactly when the market will right itself, however we are almost certainly going to see a significant slowdown in global economic activity over the next few months. Nerves surrounding trade, geopolitics and supply chains are prompting … Continue reading Corona Volatility: How Might You Be Affected as a Yielders Investor?

Using a Credit Card with Yielders

Sometimes, our users ask us if they are able to use their credit cards to invest on our platform. Our sophisticated payments provider, MangoPay, is able to facilitate payment via three methods: debit card; bankwire transfer; and credit card. Our investors are free to use whichever method they like, however we would like to clarify our stance on using credit cards with us.  We always do our best to discourage the use of interest-bearing products such as credit cards for a number of reasons. First, as an ethical investment platform, we take pride in offering competitive investment products that are entirely free from debt or … Continue reading Using a Credit Card with Yielders

Student Visa Changes and Demand for Student Property in the UK

Recent changes to student visa rules could significantly benefit investors in UK property, strengthening demand for an already highly subscribed asset class. The new rules mean that foreign students will have a two-year period in which to look for employment after receiving their diploma, able to seek employment in any number of the UK’s world-leading industries. The change applies to those starting courses beginning late next year. A number of educational consultancies in traditionally strong feeders of foreign students into the UK such as China and India[i] have reported a flood of enquiries about Undergraduate and Postgraduate applications, showing the UK … Continue reading Student Visa Changes and Demand for Student Property in the UK