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Paul Sutton

Stamp Duty Land Tax to be reduced

This article has been kindly contributed by Jeremy McGivern, the founder of Mercury Homesearch. Jeremy specialises in sourcing luxury homes in prime central London, especially Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Marylebone and St James’s. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been raised significantly in the last …
Paul Sutton

What is a deep discount bond?

A deep discount bond (DDB) is a form of bond or loan note which is issued at a significant discount to its face value. It therefore records a promise by the issuer of the bond (the borrower) to pay the bondholder, on the stated maturity date, an amount which is greater than the amount originally received. A deep discount bond will carry a low rate of …
Paul Sutton

The “African Land” case, and how property professionals can raise finance from private investors without getting on the wrong side of the Financial Conduct Authority

Access to capital is the lifeblood of many property businesses. Many property professionals prefer to look to private investors for this finance, rather than relying on banks and other commercial lenders. The ‘African Land’ case – why did the FCA prosecute? In the case of Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Ltd and others (called …
Paul Sutton

What are loan notes?

Loan notes are commonly used for raising funds for a wide range of purposes, including institutional investments, securitisations, property development projects, public companies, owner-managed businesses and start-ups. They are also commonly used for restructuring existing businesses. They are extremely scaleable, and in theory there is no limit to …
Paul Sutton

Property developers: Are you investor ready?

This article is very kindly contributed by Penshurst Finance, which raises equity and debt finance for property developers, mainly through alternative funding sources such as high net worth individuals, family offices, mezzanine and property debt specialists. Their contact details are set out at the end of this article. All too often we meet developers …
Ian Barron

The LCN Tax Interview: Alan Kennedy

We are delighted to feature an interview with Alan Kennedy, Managing Director of Trident Tax Limited, a specialist firm of tax advisers in the UK with offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Trident Tax provide tax advice to businesses, wealthy families and trusts in the UK and overseas. Trident specialise in two main areas: firstly, the resolution …