The Cost of Boris!

The Cost of Boris!

Boris Johnson has committed himself to a multi-billion pound programme of measures paid for by extra government borrowing. 1. Raising the threshold at which income tax is paid at 40% from £50,000 to £80,000 Cost: £9bn. Only 12% of people in the UK earn more than...
An economic success story for NI

An economic success story for NI

The recovery of the housing market has been one of Northern Ireland’s key economic success stories, a mortgage expert has said. John Marr, head of government and social housing at UK Finance, stressed that while uncertainty hangs over the economy as a result of Brexit...
What’s next for the Ormeau Road?

What’s next for the Ormeau Road?

Last week saw the demolition of the old Ballynafeigh police station…so what lies ahead for this part of the Ormeau Road? The former police station is due to be turned into apartments – plans would see two new buildings comprising around 60 apartments in...
Three in a row for Openwork!

Three in a row for Openwork!

Thanks to another outstanding 12 months for our mortgage proposition, Openwork have won the Best Network 300+ ARs at one of the industry’s leading award ceremonies for the third year in a row. Last night’s Mortgage Strategy Awards were held at...
Should you buy your Euro now…or wait?

Should you buy your Euro now…or wait?

The pound is still in the doldrums. A few years ago, before the EU referendum vote, a pound bought €1.43 – since it’s dropped significantly and hasn’t recovered much. Last summer it bought €1.14, and today it’s hovering around the €1.16 mark. People are asking,...