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Welcome to the Handelsbanken Insights podcast where we share news and commentary on the UK economy and property sector.

Handelsbanken is a local, relationship bank, built on sustainable values.

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Welcome to the Handelsbanken Insights podcast where we share news and commentary on the UK economy and property sector.

Handelsbanken is a local, relationship bank, built on sustainable values.

Visit https://www.handelsbanken.co.uk/en/ to find out more about us and our unique model.

Join the conversation on social: #HandelsbankenInsights

See https://www.handelsbanken.co.uk/en/about-us/important-information for privacy information.

    🏘 🏢 🏙 2024 Property Investor Report special edition

    🏘 🏢 🏙 2024 Property Investor Report special edition

    As we launch our third annual Property Investor Report, join us for an in-depth look at our findings and broader housing market trends.
    Handelsbanken UK Chief Economist James Sproule and Lucian Cook, Head of Residential Research at Savills speak to Sonia Rothwell, Handelsbanken's Strategic Content Lead about how property investors view the UK
    property market. We’ll discuss which property types are popular, which areas investors are targeting, and in a general election year, how a new government may want to
    reshape the property sector.
    It’s a longer episode than usual so we’ve broken it down
    into bite-sized chapters.
    Listen and subscribe on your favourite podcast app.

    00:00:00 Welcome
    00:00:41 What’s driving the market at the moment?
    00:05:12 Interest rate expectations and impact
    00:09:14 Is residential or commercial favourite?
    00:13:51 Investor hotspot regions
    00:17:02 Least popular regions
    00:18:18 Should we raise minimum EPC ratings?
    00:22:03 New government, new property rules?



    🔗 Read the Handelsbanken 2024 Property Investor Report here: https://www.handelsbanken.co.uk/tron/gbpu/info/contents/v1/document/52-226294

    • 26 min
    #142 What have jobs and earnings got to do with interest rates? (lots) 👀

    #142 What have jobs and earnings got to do with interest rates? (lots) 👀

    On the podcast this week, James Sproule and Daniel Mahoney explain why the Bank of England is interested in the latest jobs and earnings figures, plus what do you do with your time? James shares interesting new insights into productivity and how we spend our time has changed since the pandemic (spoiler: gardening's lost out).
    Finally James sounds a cautious note about house price rises for 2024.
    All in under 15 minutes.
    Stream, listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 11 min
    #141 After a technical recession, a technical recovery?

    #141 After a technical recession, a technical recovery?

    Reaction to the Bank of England's decision to hold interest rates is top of the podcast this week, as our chief UK economist James Sproule explains why he may change his view of when rates will start to fall.

    Plus, James looks the latest ONS data on the level of so-called eco taxes around Europe, and also talks about new insights from the surveyors' organisation, RICS, on the outlook for house prices for the rest of 2024.

    All in under 15 minutes.

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    • 11 min
    #140 Any signs that housing starts have kick-started? 🏗

    #140 Any signs that housing starts have kick-started? 🏗

    On Handelsbanken Insights Economic Update this week, James Sproule and Daniel Mahoney run through some of the external challenges facing the global economy. Plus, are the latest housebuilding starts and completions numbers matching government ambitions?
    All in under 15 minutes.
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 13 min
    #139 Israel responds, markets don't

    #139 Israel responds, markets don't

    On this week's podcast, following further military action in the Middle East, Sonia Rothwell and Daniel Mahoney look at the impact on market activity.

    Plus, how will last week's earnings and inflation figures influence the Bank of England's plans for interest rates?

    And on the subject of how the bank communicates about its plans, we look at a recent report by former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke that may sound the death knell for fan charts.

    All in under 15 minutes.

    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 10 min
    #138 The economic impact of Iran's attack on Israel

    #138 The economic impact of Iran's attack on Israel

    Our UK Chief Economist James Sproule joins Sonia Rothwell to talk about how yet another external geopolitical shock could influence the path of the global economy - are we in a "new normal"?
    Plus in a week of data releases, James picks out a few which he'll be watching and explains why.
    All in under 15 minutes.
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 10 min

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