Debt and property investment

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Nicholas Wallwork

Nicholas Wallwork

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For many people even the word “debt” makes them shudder and agitated. The vast majority of us are brought up to live within our means by our parents. In reality the average person today will have a credit card, maybe a personal loan not to mention a mortgage to acquire that dream home. So while

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While there are limits to how much debt you should take on in relation to your assets, used correctly debt can create significant gearing for your investments. Respect it but do not be scared of debt.


At some point interest rates will begin to move back to more traditional levels but this could be many years away. However, if you’re looking to take on additional debt to acquire property assets you need to protect yourself from future increases in interest rates. Use debt but ensure that you cover yourself.