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Is It Better To Invest In Property Or Stocks And Shares?
Published on
November 23, 2018

Property and stocks and shares have been popular investment vehicles for a long time. But which one is right for you? We've rounded up the pros and cons of each to help you decide.

The Best Small Investments You Can Make In The UK
Published on
October 17, 2018

What options are available to you if you don't have piles of cash to save? There are a plethora of options to suit all investors, find out what suits your situation in this in depth look.

Homeownership: Are Millennials Screwed?
Published on
September 21, 2018

The number of people that own their homes has dramatically dropped. With UOWN you can get onto the property ladder and make sure you don’t get left behind.

Why You Should Invest In Student Property
Published on
September 20, 2018

We take a look at why you should consider investing in student property. There are a number of things to consider and we help you navigate the pros and cons.

Pension Investment Alternatives: Where else you can invest for retirement
Published on
September 17, 2018

Pensions are vital when it comes to retirement but increasingly people are becoming disillusioned with the pension industry and are looking into the alternatives. We have compiled a list of various vehicles that can be used for retirement and given you the lowdown on what each may be able to do for you.

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
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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.

The Top 20 Side Hustles To Earn Some Extra Money
Published on
September 14, 2018

Looking for a way to make some extra income on the side? Look no further! This ultimate list is packed full of ideas that you can try to earn some more cash in your spare time.

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.

Student Finance: What Parents Need to Know
Published on
September 13, 2018

Student finance can be a minefield with plenty of places that are easy to trip up. We put together a guide for parents and prospective students to help ensure that you don't fall into some of the most common and overlooked

Why crowdfunding is a great idea!
Published on
July 24, 2018

The use of crowdfunding as an alternative source for raising capital has been fast gaining popularity among both entrepreneurs and investors over the last several years. Many people today are now taking advantage of crowdfunding as a means of financing their projects or expanding their business operations.

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.

Meet the UOWNers
Published on
July 24, 2018

Each UOWNer has their own unique reasons for investing. We spoke to a few to hear their stories and why they chose to invest with UOWN.