Brexit investment

Investors Keeping An “Open Mind” About Brexit

Investors Keeping An “Open Mind” About Brexit

UK investors are keeping an open mind about the impact of Brexit, with a significant number seeing life outside the EU as an opportunity for investment– according to a report by Market Financial Solutions. Their survey of 1,000 UK investors revealed that just 9% believe the triggering of Article 50 has derailed their plans for the next two years, with 39% viewing the next 24 months as good time for short-term investment. With business rates set to increase by as much as 18% over the next five years, 37% of respondents currently view buy-to-let as an attractive investment, while 45% are now more open to other investment classes because of low interest rates. Despite the relative optimism among those surveyed, 33% are only taking a short-term approach to investments – a signal of how politic... »

Small Business Investors Remain Undeterred in Wake of Brexit

Small Business Investors Remain Undeterred in Wake of Brexit

Good news for the UK’s small businesses following reports that 52% of all British investors still plan to invest in businesses in the coming months. Research conducted by IW Capital of 2,000 UK adults and 1,000 UK investors revealed that investors are leading a ‘rallying cry’, particularly younger investors (those aged 18-34) 70% having indicated their intentions to invest in small and medium businesses despite the current economic uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit result. The research suggests London has the highest proportion of investors looking to support smaller UK enterprises with 68% keen to back businesses. The economic outlook among the general public differs vastly however. 55% of UK adults have cited a lack of confidence in the long-term prospects of the FTSE, 52% are ... »