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The two universities’ high demand for rental accommodation coupled with limited stock has created the perfect storm for investors looking to Oxford for buy to let opportunities.

Manchester is currently regarded as one of the top buy to let hotspots in the UK.

With an average yield of 6.4%, continued capital growth and multiple tenancy options, Edinburgh is a desirable location for landlords north and south of the border to invest in. 

London ranks in fourth place despite property prices increasing at 5.5% a year on average over the past decade. 

Making simple changes could reduce a business’s energy costs by 5%-10%, according to the Carbon Trust, yet many UK SMEs could be doing more to use less energy.

Norwich ranks as the fifth best place for landlords as it provides a good short term yield for landlords. However a slower increase in house prices means that it is not as attractive for longer-term investment.

Amidst an economy that has been shrouded in uncertainty for the past couple of years, there is evidence that conditions are getting tougher in the construction industry.

With wages under pressure and inflated consumer costs, these are tough times when it comes to putting aside money every month.

We caught up with Peter Birch, one of our Invoice Finance Relationship Managers, to discuss some of the key challenges in his job and the most rewarding parts of going that extra mile for his clients.  

Thought podcasts were a thing of the past? Well, about 7.1m people in the UK listen to them each week (source: Ofcom), which is roughly one in eight and an increase of 24% over the past year (more than double over the past five years). Half of all listeners have joined “the podcast wave” in the past two years, with popularity continuing to grow.

Since 2014 we have trained over 500 Asset Finance brokers through the Aldermore Broker Training Academy. In 2019 we are holding seven events in total offering brokers the opportunity to complete one of our core three modules: Sales Skills, Principles of Asset Finance and Regulatory.

Aldermore Bank has partnered with The Salvage Sister Charis Williams to create free downloadable guides to help you decorate and furnish your first home in fun, creative ways that don't break the bank. 

The prospect of Brexit has been with us for several years – but now it could be only weeks away.

This year, Aldermore is turning 10 and with it, we are celebrating a decade of saying YES to opportunities for our customers.

LinkedIn has some 610 million users in more than 200 countries and territories1 (20m-plus in the UK2). More than 260m LinkedIn users log into the site every month, with 40% of those being active daily users.

 

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We’ve always done things differently at Aldermore and our new blog is no exception. Here we turn the spotlight on what’s going on in the world of finance, with our customers, and what we’ve been thinking about.

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