2018

Revealed: £354m lost in bank transfer scams in 2018
www.which.co.uk

More than £354m was stolen from banking customers and small businesses through sophisticated bank transfer scams in 2018 – with only £83m ever recovered and returned to victims.  New figures from UK Finance, the banking trade body, revealed that £209m was lost to bank transfer fraud in the second half of 2018 – a marked […]

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Taylor Wimpey posts profit and revenue rise for 2018
www.propertyweek.com

Britain’s third-largest housebuilder Taylor Wimpey said on Wednesday that demand for its homes remained strong at the start of the year, reporting a 5.5% rise full-year pre-tax profit.

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Hammerson caves in to shareholder pressure as it swings to loss in 2018
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Hammerson is set to shake-up its board following pressure from Elliott Advisors, one of the retail property group’s largest investors.

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South Wales Top for Property Investments in 2018
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South Wales led the table for rising property prices in 2018 according to analysis of Land Registry data by Gatehouse Bank. The South Wales area of Newport came top for property price rises last year with housing shooting up by 10.6 per cent to a new average price of £182,505. The second-best performing area was […]

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The Lady HQ sale helps Allsop surpass February 2018 result
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Auction house raises £84m at its latest commercial sale, £12m more than at the equivalent auction last year

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JLL reports double digit EMEA growth for 2018
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JLL has reported an 11% year-on-year increase in its EMEA revenue to $3.495bn for 2018, and a 10% increase to $1.059bn for the last quarter of the year.

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More than £5.2bn inheritance tax paid in 2018: how can you cut your tax bill?
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If your worldly wealth is above a certain threshold, your heirs could face a hefty bill – in fact, HMRC collected more than £5.2bn in inheritance tax during 2018. So, what can you do to minimise tax? The amount of inheritance tax received by HMRC has gradually been creeping up over recent years, though 2018 […]

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Record PRS investment in 2018
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Institutional investment into the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) reached a record total of £3.1bn in 2018, up 33% year-on-year.

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Use changes and retail park decline among top retail property trends of 2018
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A large number of retail units being redeveloped and a decline among retail parks were among the top ten retail property trends of 2018, according to new data from the Local Data Company (LDC).

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