Our top ten stories for 2014

written by Lucie Osman on November 20, 2014 in Blog with no comments

It has been a good year for us at VSC – a year of hard work and perseverance that has seen us welcome new clients through our doors and new additions to our team. Looking back at the year, we’d like to celebrate and share our top ten stories for 2014.

Beware. Buyers are gazovering and gazedging – The Times

This piece really highlighted a market issue that was very topical of the 2014 housing market – a return of power from the seller to the buyer.

Five steps to growing the value of your garden – Moneywise, repurposed for Yahoo!

This piece showcased insider knowledge of the 2014 buying market and highlighted the discrepancies of property values.

Lenders adapt valuation models as surveyor shortgage bites – Money Marketing

This article highlighted a key service issue within the UK property market that has hindered the efficient execution of property sales in 2014.

The Best Buy to Let Locations – The Sunday Times

We see here another detailed piece of expert property trend predictions for 2014, based on in-house data research.

How to Buy a Property at Auction –  Country Life

This piece provided  secrets to buying at auction for first time buyers and investors alike in the current financial climate.

6  Online onslaught: how to use tech to win the war against D2C – Citywire New Model Adviser

This article showcased the power that technology has to bring IFA’s and consumers closer together.

7  Outsourcing: Communicating the value of difference –  Money Marketing

In a post-RDR world, where cost cutting and pricing strategies are of utmost importance, this article discussed the cost-benefit principle of outsourcing within fund management, interviewing a range of experts from both sides of the spectrum.

8 Size isn’t everything: Local vs national DFMs – IFAOnline/Professional Adviser

This piece took on the David and Goliath debate within the discretionary fund management sector.

Hopes and Fears in a post RDR world –  Financial Adviser

This article highlighted once more the benefits of outsourcing within a post-RDR landscape.

10 Platforms must branch out to survive – Investment Week

This article voiced a pressing call for action to the platform industry ahead of the deadline for the FCA legacy business sunset clause.