Pension or Property Investment for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

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‘For many of the UK expat and foreign national investors that we talk to, one of the key considerations is their retirement’ says Stuart Marshall of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘It’s no surprise considering the well-earned reputation of UK property as a very strong asset class. But is investing in UK property a good alternative to…

Remortgage for Home Improvements: A Guide for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals.

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Understanding How to Remortgage. To remortgage means switching an existing mortgage to a new lender or product. Not only can this secure a better interest rate, but it can release equity from an investment property. Additional borrowing involves borrowing extra funds with the current lender against the property’s equity. ‘Both options are good for home…

How a New Government Will Affect the Housing Market for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

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With Rishi Sunak’s shock announcement of a general election for 4th July 2024, many are predicting the end of the conservative government, with the polls suggesting a near-certain victory for labour. But how would the new government affect the UK housing market and change the picture for UK expat and foreign national investors? Labour and…

New Builds are the Key to UK Expat and Foreign National Investor Success

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New data from the Home Builders Federation has revealed again the cost-efficiency of a new-build home, which in turn shows how investing in a new-build can be an incredibly lucrative strategy for UK expat and foreign national investors. According to this data, 85% of new-build homes achieve an A or a B EPC rating. This…

Bank Rate Holds Steady – What Does it Mean for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors?

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Bank Rate Remains Unchanged. The Bank Rate has remained unchanged again – making it the 6th time in a row that the rate has held steady. The rate has now been stuck at 5.25% since August 2023. The reason for this is that the Bank of England uses interest rates to control inflation, so they…

Tailored Self-Build Mortgage Finance for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals.

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In June 2022, the UK Government published a policy paper into scaling up self-build and custom housebuilding to boost capacity and overall housing supply. The Prime Minister commissioned an independent review to improve the housebuilding industry by giving customers more choice, making home building mainstream, realistic, and affordable. What’s more, it wanted to make building…

UK Expat and Foreign National Investor Rental Market Review

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It’s time to look again at the state of the UK rental market and the opportunities available for UK expat and foreign national investors. With stabilising house prices and mortgage rates, it’s a good time to analyse where the market’s at and what investors need to take note of. The State of the UK Rental…

UAE Based Expat and Foreign National Investors Given Huge Boost in UK Investment Property Hopes

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UAE Dropped from Financial Crime Watchlist. ‘There has recently been some important news regarding the UAE and its status within the global community’ says Stuart Marshall, CEO of Liquid Expat Mortgages. At the end of February, the UAE was dropped from a global watchdog’s list of countries they have deemed at risk of illegal money…

Spring Budget Maintains Status Quo for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

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‘The Budget is always a massive moment of anticipation for anyone working in the property market’ begins Stuart Marshall, CEO of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘The policies in the budget can often have a massive impact on the housing market in the UK and this, in turn, affects non-domestic investors. The Spring Budget was the last…

UK Expat and Foreign National Investors Invest in Flats to Satisfy Demand for Green Properties

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The Demand for Green Properties. ‘The need for buy-to-let properties to be more energy efficient or ‘greener’ is becoming more and more pressing with every passing year’ says Stuart Marshall of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘When talking to UK expat and foreign national investors, we’ve often found ourselves talking about the need for ‘greener’ properties in…