Since the financial crisis of 2007, after which interest rates fell and have stayed at historically low levels, investors looking for income have been seeking alternative homes for their capital. The value of money held on deposit has been impacted by inflation, and investing for income has assumed greater importance than ever.
With interest rates at historic lows, investors should consider alternative sources of income:
- Fixed Interest – corporate bonds and gilts offer the potential for increased income in times of low interest rates
- Equities – whilst in the short-term equities can be volatile, history shows us that they have out performed all other asset classes over the longer term and offer the potential for capital growth and rising income
- Commercial Property – whilst the commercial property market offers an opportunity to achieve capital growth over the longer term, the primary return for investors is rental income. By securing long leases with financially secure tenants, commercial property offers attractive and sustainable income levels.
Diversification and expert management remains the key to long-term success in challenging markets. The opportunity to invest across a range of different investment firms, with the peace of mind of knowing that your money is being well looked after.
For further information on strategies to cope with lower interest rates and alternative solutions to achieve your income or capital growth objectives contact us on 01924 649964.
The value of an investment will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and mayfall as well as rise. You may get back less than the amount invested.
Equities do not provide the security of capital associated with a deposit account with a bank orbuilding society.