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Protecting yourself from exchange rate movements

There are many different ways to diversify your property portfolio one of which is to look at overseas markets which can move in different directions to your domestic market. Very often, but not always, a foreign property investment will require exchange rate transactions which can bring about their own challenges. There are ways and means […]


Prices across prime Central London have been softening since the peak of June 2014 as buyers and sellers realign their expectations on ‘realistic valuations’. Higher taxes and political and economic uncertainty led to a softening of prices across prime Central London (PCL) throughout 2016. According to Savills Research, prices in PCL are down 13.2% compared […]

London is still a global draw despite Brexit, says British Land

Profits at UK’s second-biggest property company boosted by sale of ‘Cheesegrater’ skyscraper London is still a big draw for global banks and institutions despite the uncertainty created by Brexit, according to one of the UK’s biggest property companies. British Land said the process of leaving the EU was creating uncertainty, with tenants taking longer than […]

Asian investors snap up UK property, defying Brexit jitters

ASIAN INVESTORS remain confident in the United Kingdom, despite many unanswered questions about Brexit, the country’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a new report from JLL.  JLL, a property consultancy, says real-estate transaction volumes in the UK for the first quarter of 2017 were at their highest level since 2015, in local-currency […]

In the Spotlight with Paresh Raja

We caught up with Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions 1. How did you get into the loans industry? Before entering the loans industry, I enjoyed a diverse career extending from professional consulting to the setting up of an independent investment group. Having worked primarily as a senior professional consultant charged with restructuring companies […]