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Sam Davies

Sam Davies is an established writer with a background in economics and business.

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UOWN: Developing Well
Published on
September 21, 2018

There’s a better way to develop and manage property than current conventional approaches to the renter economy. Here at UOWN, we’re pioneering positive, democratic ownership and investment, and we’re excited about how our work can align with other progressive property projects around Yorkshire.

Tracey: The Buy-To-Let Investor
Published on
September 17, 2018

Tracey is Director of Daletech Electronics. She has commercial property investing experience but doesn't have the time to be a hand on property investor whilst running a company. She chose UOWN because she wanted to invest in property without the headaches.

Gillian: The Aspiring Property Investor
Published on
September 17, 2018

Gillian is a PHD student at Leeds University. After tragically losing her father she inherited some money that she wanted to use in a way that she feels he would approve of. A rather unknown fact about Gillian is that she is a GB snowboarder and likes to spend any time she can find on the snow. She plans to use the potential returns she will generate to allow her to travel as much as possible with her Mum.

Joe: The Young Saver
Published on
September 17, 2018

Joe is 19 and studying at Leeds' College of Music. His aim is to save up to buy a vintage saxophone from the 1930's. He had never invested in anything prior to using UOWN and started out by putting in the minimum amount. After seeing returns come in after the first month he chose to save some more money that he had set aside. He really likes how inclusive crowdfunding is.

James: The Millennial Magpie
Published on
September 17, 2018

James is an Analyst for the NHS. He has some experience of P2P Lending and other crowdfunding platforms but wasn't happy with the less than stable returns. He was attracted to UOWN because of our unique ability to pay rent even as we raise money for the property in question. He also has a lot of faith in the student rental market in Leeds.

Bruno: The Ethical Investor
Published on
September 17, 2018

Bruno is a Portuguese Nurse, after spending 16 years in the Portuguese Navy he came to England to work for the NHS. He first began investing in Portugal where he overcame the initial fears he had. He now looks for investments with values he feels are important and that resonate with him.

Seth: The First-Time Investor
Published on
September 17, 2018

Seth is an emergency medical technician with the Yorkshire ambulance service. He was first attracted to save with UOWN due to the low minimums. After investing in a few platforms he settled with UOWN due to it's ease of use, low minimums and because of the potential returns.

Bank of Mum & Dad Interest Rates
Published on
September 14, 2018

What rate of interest do parents charge their children? We surveyed 2500 parents to find out.

Why millennials love property crowdfunding
Published on
July 24, 2018

Over recent times, property crowdfunding has become the hottest way of turning savings into profits through shrewd investments – particularly for the millennial generation.

The Chancellor’s war on buy-to-let landlords
Published on
July 24, 2018

The buy-to-let market has been seriously squeezed in the past few years by extra government regulations. It’s no wonder more than 500,000 landlords ditched their rental properties in the past year – with many turning to property crowdfunding as a way of taking the hassle out of investing.

Leeds Investment Case
Published on
July 24, 2018

Demand for buy-to-let has had a roller coaster year with multiple rule changes causing artificial peaks and troughs in activity. London rents have calmed down as buyers looked to get in before a 3 per cent surcharge was levied on all buy-to-let purchases in April 2016, whilst Leeds is still experiencing strong growth.

Saving for your first deposit
Published on
July 24, 2018

Saving for your first house, here in the UK at least, can often seem like a monumental and impossible task. With the UK housing market becoming more and more difficult to get into, a staggering 62% of under 35s receive help from “The Bank of Mum and Dad” to help them get on the property ladder!

The Student Rental Market
Published on
July 24, 2018

In the property crowdfunding market, investors have a huge range of property types to choose from. One property type that has always divided opinion is student property.

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