Meet the investors

Meet the investors

Professional MMA fighters, actors, singers, tradesmen, labourers, airline pilots, footballers…….
At ETG we have investors from all walks of life and each one has their own individual circumstances and requirements.

When you join us, we work with you to get the very best out of your investment.

Here’s what one of our recent investors had to say about his experience so far.

Name: Liam
Age: 23
Occupation: Painter & Decorator

What is your investment with ETG?
I’m a member of their Property syndicate.

What was your investment experience prior to ETG?
First time investing in anything physical, however trading stocks beforehand.

How did you become aware of ETG investments?
Social media.

How did you find the onboarding process?
Very clear and concise with great support.

What are you attracted to about your investment?
The great returns and guaranteed profit in such a
quick turnaround. Also, a great way to invest into property
if you are struggling with a large deposit or want a
hassle free way to invest in it without the required knowledge.

What advice would you give to anyone who is
considering joining ETG’s property investment syndicate?
Have a phone call with Lee, he will help you with any questions
or concerns. Don’t be afraid to ask anything holding you back,
it’s okay to be curious.

 How would you rate the customer service?
(1 – poor, 10 – excellent)
10!!

 

Rental market sees continued growth – perfect time to join our property investment syndicate

Rental market sees continued growth – perfect time to join our property investment syndicate

Demand for high quality rental properties increased during 2020 despite the ongoing pandemic.

Research by deposit replacement scheme Ome crunched data from government-approved deposit protection scheme mydeposits and discovered that there was a year-on-year increase in the number of new tenancies logged with their schemes for private rented properties in England and Wales during 2020.

There were a total of 394,156 new tenancies recorded by mydeposits’ insurance and custodial schemes in England and Wales during 2020.

This reveals an increase of just under 2% on the previous year, with 386,6027 new tenancies being recorded in 2019.

This number is surprisingly similar considering the widespread ramifications and restructuring caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

But more in-depth quarterly analysis also revealed that in the first quarter of 2019 there were 87,446 new tenancies across mydeposits’ insurance and custodial schemes in England and Wales, compared with 82,410 in 2020; demonstrating a 5.8 percent drop during the initial stages of the pandemic.

The second quarter of 2019 saw a wider divergence, with 82,436 new tenancies in 2019 compared with 68,121 in the same period of 2020.

This decrease of over 20 per cent is perhaps due to the disruption which saw a national lockdown and halt to house moves from March to May 2020.

In the third quarter of 2019, mydeposits recorded 120,542 new tenancies, a number eclipsed in 2020 with 145,733 new tenancies recorded during the same period. This increase of over 20 per cent can be attributed to pent-up interest in moving home which was dampened during the first lockdown.

Finally, the fourth and final quarter of 2019 saw 95,603 new tenancies compared with 96,092 in 2020.

The sector remains very buoyant but as ever, investing in the right property is paramount.

Contact us for more information on our property syndicates and put your money to work for you today.

info@etgfx.co.uk

Latest property added to our investment portfolio

Latest property added to our investment portfolio

On Friday we completed contracts on the latest addition to our BTL portfolio which will now be renovated in accordance with approved plans and then let out on an AST agreement.

We had several investors on board for this one, each receiving a GUARANTEED 25% growth on their capital.

We have already shortlisted a few local properties and are once again speaking to investors to bring them on board for the project.

High quality rental accommodation remains in high demand in the area and we will continue to capitalise on the opportunities as they arise.

If you would like to be involved in the next development, please contact us via the contact-us page on this website, or email us at info@etgfx.co.uk where we will be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

New $187,000 fund under management at ETG FX

New $187,000 fund under management at ETG FX

This week we were awarded 24 new individual trading accounts to manage with a total value of $187,000.

This new addition to our portfolio comes after impressing our client with performance at the beginning of the year, and once again exceeds our growth target for 2020, which in spite of the COVID pandemic, has still been a great year for the continued expansion of ETG.

All 24 trading accounts have been installed with our licensed trade copier software and configured according to each individual investors requirements – low to high risk parameters.

This is a great end to 2020 for ETG and prospects for 2021 remain even brighter.

Demand for rental property up by 20% – but location is key

Demand for rental property up by 20% – but location is key

The squeeze on mortgage lending, renters’ reassessment of lifestyle priorities and students returning to university have all prompted demand for rented property to rise 20% year-on-year across most UK cities.

This is pushing average rents up by 1.7% to £744 a month, while supply into the rental market is flat, according to Zoopla’s quarterly Rental Market Report.

However, these increases in rental prices are not being seen across the board.

Manchester and Birmingham’s average rents have dropped by 0.1% and 0.5% respectively as they, like other cities, feel the impact of office workers continuing to work from home.

Gráinne Gilmore (pictured), Zoopla’s head of research, says that for most of the UK, the demand/supply gap is underpinning moderate levels of rental growth.

“At the same time however, muted earnings growth will start to limit the headroom for rental growth in some markets.”

She adds: “The search for additional space, both indoor and outdoor, within the rental sector is also set to continue as the country goes through additional periods of lockdown.”

Zoopla also says renters’ wish lists have begun mirroring buyers’, as with renters looking for ‘gardens, parking, garages, balconies and pets’.

And as they yearn for outdoor space and the freedom to cope with lockdown, its finds evidence that this is speeding up the market for rented houses more quickly than for rented flats; the average time to rent a house is now 16 days, compared with 18 days for a flat.

To take advantage of this demand for rental properties, contact us today to request information on our property investment syndicates, and receive a great return on investment on anything from 12 months to 15 years.

Latest UK HPI data shows annual house price growth hit 2.5% in August

Latest UK HPI data shows annual house price growth hit 2.5% in August

Although somewhat historic, data released by the ONS and the Land Registry is widely regarded as being one of the most accurate barometers of the Uk housing market. The latest release reveals that UK house prices increased by 2.5% over the year to August, up from 2.1% in July 2020.

According to the figures, average house prices increased over the year in England to £256,000 ( a rise of 2.8%), Wales to £173,000 (2.7%), Scotland to £155,000 (0.6%) and Northern Ireland to £141,000 (3.0%).

UK HPI research also revealed that the East Midlands was the English region to see the highest annual growth in average house prices (3.6%), while the North East saw the lowest (0.2%).

On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, average house prices saw a monthly rise of 0.7% between July and August, compared with an increase of 0.3% in the same period a year ago. On a seasonally adjusted basis, average prices increased by 0.5%, following a decrease of 0.5% in the previous month.

Anna Clare Harper, CEO of asset manager SPI Capital, says: “HMRC’s figures are of interest as they represent a more complete picture than comparable indices.

“What’s interesting about the September 2020 data is that transaction volumes are on a par with transactions in September 2019.

“This suggests that the temporary changes to stamp duty designed to boost confidence in the housing market have worked well to achieve this goal. There are very few sectors where buyers and sellers feel as confident as they did in September 2019.

“What happens next will be a reflection of policy and economics. Trade bodies such as RICS, as well as government policymakers, will play a significant role in the future of the housing market, as they have in the story that has played out so far in 2020.

“For potential home buyers and investors, the key will be not taking on too much credit, despite the relatively cheap cost of debt at present, as it is very difficult to forecast what will happen next.”

Lucy Pendleton, property expert at James Pendleton estate agents, commented: “This was the moment the market began to catch fire over the summer having emerged from the pandemic in better shape than many predicted. Now, as we enter autumn, the heat still isn’t coming out of this market.

“There’s been some talk lately of what effect the removal of many high LTV mortgages is having on the first-time buyer market which is as much a leading indicator as the all-important London market. In the capital, where these two worlds collide, it’s having very little effect. Demand for cheaper properties hasn’t weakened and that’s because the bank of mum and dad is still wide open for business, interest rates remain low and high rents mean it’s still well worth getting on the property ladder.

“As long as mortgage repayments remain cheaper than the cost of rent, demand to buy a first home will continue to show strength, and first-time buyers everywhere are still able to turn to the Help to Buy scheme if they need to.

“We are about to hit a period when the market traditionally slows down. When the clocks change, people switch into hibernation mode and new enquiries begin to soften until the New Year. How much the stamp duty holiday will affect that this year remains to be seen, but this incentive plays a relatively muted role in the capital where prices are highest.”