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Simon Morris Press Mentions

Below is a list of recent press mentions for Simon Morris. His latest Guide to Property Investment in 2015 has been featured in online publications such as Yahoo Finance and Reuters.

 

SEP 4, 2015
Scammers still after your pension, warns property adviser
FT Adviser

“We often see first-time investors seeking advice from their friends or family, or doing their own desk research. Although this can work for some, we would advise seeking more expert help where possible”

 

JUL 26, 2015
‘When it comes to property, a property investment firm will be best placed to help’
This is Money

“We often see first-time investors seeking advice from their friends or family, or doing their own desk research. Although this can work for some, we would advise seeking more expert help where possible”

 

JUL 15, 2015
Gov’t sets out details of planning and BTL changes
FT Adviser

“Will the capping of tax breaks or the restriction of tax deductions increase maintenance costs and buy-to-let mortgage fees? If so, landlords need to re-calculate risk versus return, to determine whether they can generate a healthy return on their investment.”

 

JUL 12, 2015
The budget behind the headlines
The Guardian

“The confirmation of the launch date should inject fresh first-time buyer capital into the UK residential property market,” said property investment consultant Simon Morris.

 

APR 30, 2015
Pension freedoms: Lump Sum vs Property Investment
YourMoney.com

With investors eager to access and release pension capital, it’s worth analysing the risks of this strategy – and the calculations investors need to make before investing a lump sum pension in property.

 

APR 5, 2015
Investing your pension into the property market
Express

AS many as one in three people are considering using their pension to purchase a buy-to-let property, says property expert Simon Morris.

 

FEB 27, 2015
Simon Morris Offers Expert Advice on Investing in Property in 2015
Yahoo Finance | Reuters | Cision

A new guide from Simon Morris offers help with property investing, including commentary on industry predictions for the UK market in 2015. Whether you’re looking to invest in bricks and mortar stock or a property bond or fund through an ISA, Simon Morris – an independent property consultant with an in-depth knowledge of the property market offers his expert advice.

 

FEB 18, 2015
Simon Morris: Property Funds Predicted to Soar
Yahoo Finance | Reuters | Cision | Free Credit Report

According to the Investment Association there is £24,382 million invested in UK property funds and the property sector has returned an average of 42.3% over the past five years. This sort of track record makes property funds very appealing to those looking to take advantage of their new ISA allowances.

 

JAN 19, 2015
Simon Morris: Property Investment – Looking Ahead in 2015
Yahoo Finance | Reuters | BusinessWire | Cision

Despite currently being the flavour of the month with investors, these types of vehicles have a controversial history. Commercial property values dropped by more than 44% during the financial crisis, the steepest decline since records began.

 

OCT 09, 2014
Simon Morris Offers Would-Be Investors Expert Advice in a New London Property Guide
Yahoo Finance | Reuters

Handbook offers help with private, retail and commercial investing. Pricing, finance and risk assessment all provided author Simon Morris – an independent property consultant with an in-depth knowledge of the London market.

 

SEP 18, 2014
Simon Morris: How to Invest in London without the £500,000 Price Tag
Reuters

Investment in the UK property market hit £42 billion in the first quarter of 2014, and discerning business owners are looking to use this growth market to invest business cash that would otherwise be earning zero per cent interest elsewhere.

 

AUG 22, 2014
Property-based Investment Bonds look set to be popular with 130,000 estimated retirees a year taking cash from their pension pots
Cision | Yahoo Finance

The UK tax authority is estimating that 130,000 retirees a year will take cash out of their pension pot under new flexibility rules. Simon Morris , Property Advisor, launches a guide to property investment to outline retiree’s safe investment options in choosing a property-based financial product.

 

AUG 07, 2014
Investment in Property Funds – The Safe Approach
Cision | Reuters

With news last week reported that investors and savers who had money in Invesco Perpetual property investment trust, were likely to lose their entire investment – the need for careful investing is a priority. Property Investment funds have been performing well over the last year, with many bringing substantial returns in line with increasing property prices in London and elsewhere globally.

 

AUG 05, 2014
Simon Morris: Get more from your cash in the bank with property investment funds
SmallBusiness.co.uk

Investment in the UK property market hit £42 billion in the first quarter of 2014, and discerning business owners are looking to use this growth market to invest business cash that would otherwise be earning zero per cent interest elsewhere.

 

JUL 11, 2014
Simon Morris: Discerning Investors switch to property-based financial products.
Yahoo Finance | Market Watch | EIN News Desk

With the UK banks still being cautious lending and less capital in the market, investment properties are less accessible to individuals. With the UK Banks still being cautious and less capital in the market, investment…

 

APR 25, 2014
Simon Morris: Property – the investment essential for 2014
Reuters

There’s a general buzz around property-based funds at the moment. The IMA’s latest figures show that Property was the second best-selling IMA sector in February of this year with net retail sales of £298 million this is the highest since January 2010.

 

APR 10, 2014
Property Advisor for Investment Funds Predicts Investors are Turning to Property-Based Investment Funds.
Cision | Reuters | Yahoo Finance | Business Wire

10 years ago, 10% deposits and ease of access to institutional finance saw an influx of people becoming property investors within the UK. With the UK banks still being cautious lending and less capital in the market, investment…