Glasgow & West Scotland 11 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43723844 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A Scottish mother is asking strangers to help to buy her terminally-ill daughter illegal drugs to prolong her life.Sandra Munford sees cannabis oil as the last hope to help 21-year-old Kate … [Read more...] about Mum crowdfunds to buy daughter cannabis oil
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GETTING your foot on the property ladder can feel like an impossible task. Nowadays, first time buyers are expected to fork out around £50,000 on a mortgage deposit, so it's no wonder that the average Brit isn't likely to become a homeowner until they're 33. Even though the Chancellor offered a helping hand by scrapping stamp duty first-time buyers, estate agents reckon it's showed little sign of boosting the housing market. Add in spiralling house prices and first-time buyers waiting an average of seven years to save up their deposit, it can all feel a bit glum, particularly if the bank of mum an dad isn't an option. But it is doable and there are ways you can get the financial support you need, you just need to know where to look. From government schemes to part ownership, here's how you can become a home owner. What is Help to Buy? Help To Buy is a government scheme designed to help people get on the property ladder without the need for the large, up-front deposit which puts … [Read more...] about What are Help to Buy and Shared Ownership and are there other government schemes to help you buy your first home?
Spotify is going public. That means anyone can buy a share of the music-streaming company when it lists itself on the New York Stock Echange on 3 April. As well as getting a small (or larger) stake in the firm of your very own, you could also do rather nicely out of it. Ahead of public launch, shares have been given a reference price of $132, with prices of $150 (£107) not seen as unreasonable once it opens to everyone. Traders at IG reckon it will surge on its first day to be worth $29 billion (£20.6 billion) - that's more than Twitter or Snapchat. But there are warnings too, with others pointing out that the price is by no means guaranteed to stay high. Snap shares jumped 44% on their first day of trading - but more than halved in value over the next 5 months and are now 9% lower the they were when first offered. More than four years on, Twitter’s shares are now half as much as they were in the early days of its listing, but up on their first price. But if you bought … [Read more...] about How to buy Spotify shares and what is the price
THE chances of a young adult on a middle income owning a home in the UK has more than halved in the past two decades. The biggest collapse in home-ownership since 1996 has been among 25-34 year olds who earn between £22,200 - £30,600 a year after tax according to a report.# The Institute of Fiscal Studies found a third of this group are university graduates and almost two thirds have children. Experts said the number of homeowners had plummetted the furthest in the South East as well as across every region in Britain. IFS senior research fellow Andrew Hood said: “For those on middle incomes, their chances of owning their own home have fallen from 2 in 3 in the mid-1990s to just 1 in 4 today. How to get help buying a houseTHERE are several government schemes available to help you get on the housing ladder. Help to Buy loan: This scheme is for those who have a 5 per cent deposit, and is only available on new-build properties that are worth less than £600,000. The … [Read more...] about This shocking graph is the reason why young people can’t afford to buy a house
The world's biggest bond fund manager is in talks to buy £5.5bn of mortgage loans nationalised by the Government during the 2008 financial crisis. Sky News has learnt that Pacific Investment Management Co - better-known as Pimco - has emerged as the frontrunner to buy the residential mortgages from UK Asset Resolution (UKAR), the agency set up to manage some of Britain's state-backed lenders.A deal for two separate loan portfolios is said to still be some weeks away, and Pimco is not guaranteed to win the auction, banking sources said on Wednesday.The hedge funds Cerberus Capital Management and Och-Ziff, and M&G Prudential had also been shortlisted to buy the assets.The £5.5bn sale process will, like all major Government sell-offs, attract scrutiny from the National Audit Office.Pimco, which is part of the German insurance giant Allianz, has bid during previous UKAR auctions, but lost out to rival bidders.The line-up of potential buyers broadly mirrors earlier sale … [Read more...] about Bond fund giant Pimco leads race to buy £5.5bn taxpayer loan-book