Insights & News

This area provides insight into our specialist property finance markets to help you grow your business.

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A third of developers are unaware of Biodiversity Net Gain regulations

Ahead of new Biodiversity Net Gains regulations set to come into force this month, research from Shawbrook has revealed that a third of developers (31%) are unaware of the regulations.
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Professional landlords remain bullish despite property market fears

Despite a high inflationary environment, which has seen interest rate hikes impact buyer confidence, the UK’s portfolio landlords remain largely undeterred in expanding their property portfolios, research from Shawbrook finds.
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Pub Proximity and Puppy Day Care: Developers list the most in-demand features in new developments

Homeworking continues to drive development decisions according to developers as hybrid working remains popular amongst businesses and employees alike, finds new research from Shawbrook.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) tops list of tech investment priorities among property developers

As developers across the UK search for ways to minimise the impact of rising costs, optimise their profits and driving new development opportunities, an increasing numbers are turning to new technologies to future-proof their business.
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Property developers navigate rising costs

Property development is undergoing a significant transformation, as rising costs compel developers to rethink their strategies, according to new research from Shawbrook.
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Residential landlords eye opportunities to shift into commercial property

One-in-five landlords (19%) are considering diversifying into commercial property, according to recent research from Shawbrook.
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Energy crisis driving efficiency improvements in rental sector

The rising cost of living is driving a shift towards energy efficiency improvements in the UK’s private rented sector, according to the latest industry-leading research from Shawbrook.
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Threat to rental market as close to a quarter of landlords say their properties’ EPCs rated D or below

Supply in the rental market faces a new challenge as close to a quarter of landlords say their properties are currently rated D or below for energy efficiency, according to a new report Confronting the EPC Challenge from Shawbrook Bank.
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A third of landlords plan to expand their portfolios in the next twelve months as confidence soars

Landlord confidence remains high as a third plan to expand their portfolio in the next twelve months according to research from Shawbrook Bank.
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Two in ten landlords are funding refurbishment works through short-term finance

According to our new buy-to-let research report, two in ten of the landlords we surveyed have used a credit card or another form of short-term finance to fund recent refurbishment works.