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#BuildingToCOP26 – built environment unites like never before

The built environment will play a key role at the upcoming UN climate change conference, COP26, which is being held across...

15 September 2021

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Kitchens and cost savings sees Brits opt for serviced apartments over hotels

New research by specialist lender Together reveals that there is rising demand for serviced apartments with almost three-quarters of UK adults valuing...

15 September 2021

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Lavish lakeside scheme completes with support from Shawbrook Bank

Marden Homes Limited has secured a £17 million loan from Shawbrook Bank to help complete a ‘unique’, luxury lakeside scheme at...

15 September 2021

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Japanese Knotweed cases increase by 28% in the UK

Japanese knotweed is detrimental to the property industry. It can reach up to 10cm a day in just 10 weeks and...

13 September 2021

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New-build market share hits lowest level in a decade

New research has found that the proportion of UK property transactions accounted for by the new-build sector hit its lowest level in...

13 September 2021

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One foot in the Algarve – number of Brits living in Portugal jumps by 34%

The number of British citizens officially registered as living in Portugal shot up by more than 30% between 2019 and 2020,...

13 September 2021

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London’s largest first-time buyer event returns to Westminster

London Home Show, an event for first-time buyers, will be held on September 18 2021 in the capital. The show will take...

13 September 2021

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Pet-friendly PBSA scheme to help with mental health and wellbeing

PBSA specialist, Future Generation by Southern Grove, is offering pet-friendly student accommodation from September 2021 at its site in Guildford. The move...

13 September 2021

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Insight – is office/retail to resi now more important than ever?

One of the biggest trends during the pandemic from a property development point of view has been a dramatic increase in...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

First of its kind! Pocket Living strikes deal with HGP and Barclays

Multinational universal bank Barclays will join Housing Growth Partnership as the two new funding partners at Pocket Living’s Waltham Forest scheme. HGP is a...

10 September 2021

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Why Londoners are buying properties outside the city

In this article, Reece Mennie, an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of HJ Collection and Hunter Jones, explains why many people who...

10 September 2021

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Foreign buyer return could boost London house prices by £134k

A return of foreign buyer demand could increase property values by £134,000 in some areas of the capital according to the latest...

10 September 2021

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Auction roundup – bumper catalogues and warehouse breweries

It’s a mini roundup this week, with news on Clive Emson’s biggest catalogue this year so far, and Bond Wolfe’s successful...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Complex’ loan granted for £10m residential Manchester building

Lender Fiduciam has provided a £5 million development loan for the construction of a £10 million seven-storey residential apartment building in...

08 September 2021

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Kim Kardashian and crypto risks – how much of a gamble is crypto investment?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s main financial regulator, has warned a number of times in the past about the...

08 September 2021

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International buyers and tenants are keen to live in the UK

Global travel is on the mend as the UK has opened its doors to international countries that meet the government’s criteria....

08 September 2021

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Majority of UK adults unaware of mortgage guarantee scheme

A new poll has revealed that 15% of working-age people believe that the government’s mortgage guarantee scheme could apply to them....

08 September 2021

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How site sourcing is being transformed by big data

An effective method for sourcing and obtaining sites is critical to the success of any property developer. Starting construction on a...

08 September 2021

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Revolutionising public housing – firm agrees deal worth hundreds of millions

An innovative property and tech investment firm has revealed its plans to revolutionise the public housing sector following a private equity...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

What are the best locations by the sea with new builds available?

If seaside living is high up on your property wish list, the latest research by Warwick Estates could make your property...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Potential ‘landmines’ in the Fire Safety Act revealed by property expert

Fire door inspections and compartmentation will be the next ‘landmine’ in the building safety saga, a property consultancy expert has warned. New...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

On the right track - DLR only line to buck the Underground's rental decline

New research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals that all but one line on the London Underground has...

06 September 2021

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Debunking the myths regarding the 2025 boiler ban

In 2019, the UK government announced that it would be bringing in a ban on gas boilers. This was originally scheduled...

06 September 2021

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Auction roundup – August achievements and September selections

This week, PIT takes a look at the continued success of SDL Property Auctions, and more great opportunities for buyers and investors...

03 September 2021

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A big coup – leading retirement developer joins forces with Homes England

In what will be seen as a major win, one of the UK’s leading developers and managers of retirement communities has...

03 September 2021

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Opinion - Is Generation Rent Here to Stay?

The term ‘Generation Rent’ has long been used throughout both the rental and sales markets, developing many connotations over the years....

03 September 2021

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 Major £84.1 million PBSA portfolio hits the market

Real estate consultancy, Knight Frank has been instructed by Maven Capital, IP Investment Management and Glenmore Group to dispose of three...

03 September 2021

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New BTR scheme in Dagenham as Castle Trust Bank fund £13.2m loan

A new Build to Rent scheme is now on the way in Dagenham as Castle Trust Bank recently agreed to a...

03 September 2021

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Staycations post-Covid: travel industry guide for second homeowners

Harry Roberts, managing director at My Favourite Cottages, shares a guide for second homeowners on how to navigate the UK travel industry post Covid-19,...

01 September 2021

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The £800bn question: how resi developers can save the high street

In 2018, the total value of commercial property in the UK sat at over £880 billion, when the office market was at...

01 September 2021

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Most students alarmed about Covid precautions

Build to Rent furnishing solutions firm Manor Interiors recently researched UK student accommodation standards during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some 1,032 UK...

01 September 2021

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How the UK staycation boom has opened lucrative investment opportunities

Property investment firm Advantage Investment explores why the UK staycation boom is providing the best opportunities for investors. The travel restrictions and...

01 September 2021

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How TV property shows don’t give the full auctions picture

The nation’s TV viewers just can’t get enough of property shows and I confess that we at SDL Property Auctions are...

01 September 2021

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Landmark regeneration in Hounslow – Hill and Notting Hill Genesis join forces

The property market in Hounslow is soon set to receive a major boost with the delivery of a ‘much-needed’ 780 new...

27 August 2021

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The great UK construction contractor payment overhaul - what's it about?

According to a recent Deloitte report, the construction sector accounts for the highest number of insolvencies compared to any other sector,...

27 August 2021

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Auction roundup – the all-stars of August auctions

Although summer is winding down, the world of property auctions is still very much active, with data from iamsold revealing that...

27 August 2021

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Revealed - five top tips for profitable apartment investing

In this advice article, Mike Liverton, founder and chairman of Jetstream Hospitality Solutions, outlines some top tips for investing in apartments...

27 August 2021

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Revealed - a day in the life of a show home interior designer

For property developers, show homes and marketing suites play a key role when it comes to advertising and selling properties in...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – major UK expansion and £4m housing scheme

Taggart Homes has revealed plans for a number of new schemes across the UK, the acquisition of a home building company...

25 August 2021

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£7,000-per month let – expensive Edinburgh property takes one day to let

DJ Alexander, a lettings firm based in Scotland, recently claimed that the level of interest and activity in the rental market...

25 August 2021

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Insight – where are the UK’s top 20 towns for second homes?

With the recent staycation boom, which is likely to continue for future summers even as international travel opens up again, the...

25 August 2021

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Glasgow student accommodation first in the UK to install green technology

Technology provider Utopi has partnered with property operator BOHO to install an energy management and resident wellbeing solution which aims to...

25 August 2021

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Why creativity and ambition are needed to solve the UK’s housing shortage

It is no secret that the UK is struggling to confront the scale of the housing crisis that looms over it....

25 August 2021

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Leaseholders need extra funding not just extra time

As part of its unveiling of some of the detail in the Building Safety Bill currently making its way through Parliament,...

23 August 2021

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Developers are granted £150m to deliver West Bar scheme

The West Bar development in Sheffield has been granted full planning approval meaning that construction work can begin within a few months....

23 August 2021

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Housing with care – how is Scotland aiming to tackle an age-old problem?

It’s one of the biggest issues facing countries and leaders across the world and has been brought into starker focus than...

23 August 2021

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Gresham House ReSI LP secures new deal with Swan Housing

Gresham House Residential Secure Income LP (ReSI LP), a limited partnership investing in affordable housing, has acquired a portfolio of 247...

23 August 2021

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London rental market ‘in full swing’ as rents rise and stock levels drop

The property market has suffered greatly as a result of the pandemic, and the rental market, even more so. Dwindling demand due...

23 August 2021

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Regional update – Sheffield and Nottingham to receive major schemes

A national property developer with a focus on residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes, in partnership with both the public and private...

20 August 2021

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Work and live abroad - top cost-effective destinations for expats

Across the world, travel restrictions continue to ease. This is exciting news for Brits hoping to enjoy a holiday, live, or...

20 August 2021

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Abu Dhabi Bank provides financing for London PBSA

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has provided structured financing of AED 124 million (£24 million) through its UK operation supporting Bahrain...

20 August 2021

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Revealed – the rural new-build property markets offering ‘the best of both worlds’

With the Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns causing people to seek more spacious homes, coupled with the reduced need to...

20 August 2021

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The importance of flood mitigation in new residential developments

Climate change has brought increased rainfall across the country, especially in places that may not have had as much risk of...

20 August 2021

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Green shoots – manager appointed to major eco scheme in Scotland

It’s been announced that Taylor & Martin, a property management company based out of Glasgow, has been appointed by Artisan Real...

18 August 2021

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Revealed - the best (& worst) cities to invest in property in the UK

Property investment can be a very lucrative endeavour for investors and landlords, and new research from the estate agency, Coulters, reveals...

18 August 2021

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Development update – colossal schemes and a city within a city

Scarborough Group International (SGI) has submitted two reserved matters planning applications and a revised outline planning application for the next significant...

18 August 2021

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LendInvest secures £150m financial partnership with Barclays and HSBC

Asset management platform for property finance LendInvest recently partnered with two British multinational universal banks Barclays and HSBC. LendInvest offers products and...

18 August 2021

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What you need to know to get finance for your property development project

Why would a commercial lender give you money for a small-scale property development project? The answer is … profit. They’ll typically...

18 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation Prices – which region has the most expensive UK holiday lets?

Staycations have become a common way for Brits to spend their free time. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, international travel...

16 August 2021

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BTR roundup - record levels of investment, £500m JV and Leeds scheme

Knight Frank has announced that the UK’s Build to Rent (BTR) market received record levels of investment in the first two...

16 August 2021

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Fire Safety Act 2021 – are landlords and investors prepared?

Compliance expert Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021, and describes the...

16 August 2021

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UK borders must open to more countries for market recovery, says STAA

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) is calling for the easing of restrictions to be extended to travellers from more...

16 August 2021

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Co-living boom - lets rise by over a third in post-lockdown period

Fresh data from one of London’s largest co-living operators has revealed the positive impact of lockdown restrictions lifting on tenant sentiment...

16 August 2021

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Sandstone - company launches fund across ten UK cities

A UK-based private property investment and management company has launched the Sandstone Residential REIT, focused on traditional residential property across ten...

13 August 2021

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Auction roundup – appetite for auction properties isn’t satiated yet!

This week, PIT takes a closer look at the success stories for Auction House London, iamsold, Auction House and Allsop, indicating...

13 August 2021

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90% of off-plan units sold at Bracknell development

SevenCapital’s flagship Bracknell development, The Grand Exchange, is almost sold out of all off-plan units. There are now only 10% of...

13 August 2021

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Revealed – nearly half of UK landlords slashed monthly rent prices

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed personal lives and the economy. UK firms have suffered because of the outbreak.  Staying at...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation 2021 – these are the top UK seaside locations to buy a holiday home

A brand-new report by Parkdean Resorts reveals the top 10 UK destinations to buy a seaside holiday home, analysing a range of...

13 August 2021

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Senior housing – is it about to receive a much-needed growth spurt?

The importance of good-quality senior housing has become starker than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic, but there still remains a shortage...

11 August 2021

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Insight – planning changes risk “avalanche of unacceptable housing”

New planning changes which came into effect this month have been criticised by a renting campaigner. Ajay Jagota, the founder of...

11 August 2021

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Graduate friendly cities – 10 best cities for UK graduates

After graduating from university, priorities in life tend to shift. Studying and living near the university is no longer important, but...

11 August 2021

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Insight – is Manchester the top UK investment city?

Manchester, once an integral part of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, remains one of the UK’s most important and fastest-growing cities, having performed...

11 August 2021

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Investing in a seaside home – what should you consider?

With the rise in people relocating permanently to the British coast as holidaying takes a backseat, Chris Baguley, commercial managing director...

11 August 2021

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Property shortage - which UK regions need more rental properties?

A disparity between property demand and supply has risen across the UK. This has created opportunities for buy-to-let landlords to invest in...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Five finance scams that target expats...and how to avoid them

Expatriates are a prime target for scammers. And no wonder, usually being wealthier than locals, out of their comfort zone and...

09 August 2021

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In the loop - property investment franchise partners with prospecting tool

A leading property investment franchise, Sourced Partners, has partnered up with Loop, an all-in-one property prospecting tool. As a result of...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Firms unite to create a complete BTR resident communication solution

Fixflo and Spike Global have formed a partnership to deliver a property communication and maintenance management solution for BTR residents and property...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – coastal homes fly off the shelf 20 days quicker than pre-pandemic

New data from Rightmove shows a surge in demand for homes in coastal locations from people living in cities, leading to...

09 August 2021

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Auction roundup – and the summer sensation of auction continues…

This week, PIT takes a look at the latest unique lot available at Pugh, as well as the successful results of...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

French overseas property market is on the rise – Kyero

According to the overseas property portal Kyero.com, the French overseas property market has a lot of potential to grow. Ongoing uncertainty around...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

What to look for in your first property: tips from NW property expert

As the property investment industry becomes ever more complex, it can be difficult for a first-timer to take the plunge and...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency – are landlords and investors getting enough support?

The government has talked plenty about improving the energy efficiency of private rented homes, but despite this rhetoric, only 5% of private...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Girl power – women rule the roost in home buying decisions

East Midlands estate agency, Marble Property Services has released new data which suggests that women taking the lead in pushing house...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

 Hunt is on for equity partner for £1.3 billion new Essex town centre

Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd has instructed Knight Frank Capital Advisory (KFCA) to seek a funding partner to deliver a major new mixed-use...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Over £130,000 of BTR fraud is stopped by PropTech

A rising problem in the Build to Rent (BTR) sector is tenant fraud. The busiest time of year for renters is...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Hull regeneration – construction begins at major new scheme

Construction work is now officially underway to bring over 500 new homes to a key regeneration site in Hull.   Housebuilder Strata Homes...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Law firm advises Town and Country Housing on modular homes acquisition

Law firm TLT has advised Town and Country Housing on its partnership with Legal & General Modular Homes to acquire a...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Being a successful property developer means being a Branson

If you take a look at the Virgin website you’ll see an impressive (and varied) number of brands, including broadband, aviation,...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: Is the tide turning for London’s rental market?

The pandemic has undoubtedly shaken the market for buying and selling, with national house prices on the rise with no signs...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Airbnb hosts ramp up prices by 300% during popular seasons

Throughout the year people looking to enjoy a local or international getaway rely on services such as Airbnb. Homestays for cabin...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Banishing the blues – is it time for the Aberdeen property market to shine?

It’s famous for oil, football, the North Sea chill and granite, but Scotland’s third biggest city – and the UK’s 39th...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Mallorca magic - property demand at an all-time high

Mallorca’s real estate market is in high demand. Factors such as its vaccination drive and the enduring allure of the Mediterranean...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips for getting the best out of property auctions

Property auctions provide the perfect opportunity for investors, whether you’re looking to add to your portfolio or release some capital.  As a buyer, you...

02 August 2021

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Revealed – where are the cheapest Euro property hotspots for sunshine?

A holiday home abroad is a dream for many, while others like the idea of an investment property in the sun,...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

On the up and up: BTR investments beat previous records

Letting agent Ascend Properties recently described Build to Rent (BTR) as the future of renting, and an analysis of data from the...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Fighting back - action groups launched to tackle housing crisis

Over 25 major firms have come together to combat the UK’s housing crisis by forming action groups to tackle present and...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – from public toilets to historic wineries

This week’s auction roundup sees record toppers from Bond Wolfe Auctions and Strettons, a particularly unusual lot on sale via Pugh, and...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation surge offers 'silver lining' for holiday investors

With schools breaking up for the summer, holiday let owners are bracing for a boom in bookings as many shun travelling abroad due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding foreign holidays.  According to...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

New government guidance on cladding approved by property management firm

Principle Estate Management has welcomed a major UK government intervention that means leaseholders “trapped” in flats due to the cladding crisis...

28 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Belgravia property receives record-breaking investment of £6.4m

UK property finance platform CapitalRise has funded its biggest crowdfunding raise. Investors of the platform have reserved £6.4 million in finance...

28 July 2021

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