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What should you expect from your crowdfunding platform?

Alternative finance, the industry that includes crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, is growing at pace, characterised by automated platforms that allow investors to loan money directly to small businesses and worthy endeavours. In this article, the Cogress team ask, what should you expect from your crowdfunding platform?

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Student Accommodation: A Growing Investment Sector

Despite Brexit uncertainty, the UK Specialist Property sector is performing well. This asset class includes hotel investments, healthcare and student accommodation, and has attracted tens of billions in investment over the last few years. Here the Cogress Market Analysis Team share their insight into the opportunities available to investors in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the UK.

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The Evolution of Property Investing

The UK Alternative Finance industry is currently valued at £2.6bn. Property crowdfunding is one of its rising stars, and grew by an impressive 200% in 2017. This sector is maturing into the mainstream, but would you be surprised to learn it’s almost as old as the hills? That it was all the rage in the 1380s?

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Cogress Comments on Nationwide's House Price Index, June

Cain McKinnon, Cogress Investment Analyst, comments on Nationwide's House Price Index, June 2019:

Overall the market is experiencing modest growth in predictable areas and proving relatively resilient to a drawn-out period of negative sentiment and subdued activity. A continued search for value, and lower barriers to entry, will favour the regions as the market recovers from the ‘hold and wait’ period.

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Is Brexit to blame for the UK’s beleaguered property market?

Cogress Investor Relations Director, Rachel Stark, takes a frank look at the current challenges facing the UK property market. Featuring commentary from industry leaders including Yopa’s founder David Jacobs, REalyse CEO Gavriel Merkado and Chesterton’s Head of Research Nicholas Barnes, this article challenges prevalent opinion that Brexit is to blame for the market slowdown, discussing the role played by affordability and government intervention, as well as the long-term outlook for UK property.

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Cogress Comments on Today's UK House Price Index Data Release

Daniel Levene, Head of Analysis at Cogress, comments on the release of the UK House Price England Index: March 2019.

“England annual house price growth of 1.1% is marginally up on the previous month, however, it still sits significantly below inflation and is therefore continuing to show a contraction in real terms, as it has done since Q4 2018."

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Real Assets

If anything, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has installed in us the importance of sticking to the fundamentals. This means keeping things simple and remaining focused during the investment process, particularly when times are tough.

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Cogress Strikes £80m Agreement with Hospitality Brand Selina

20th January 2020

Property investment company Cogress has struck an £80m partnership with Latin-American hospitality brand Selina.

Founded in 2014, the companies have similarities. Cogress was among the first in the UK to open property development investment opportunities to individuals beyond the super-wealthy, while Selina was the first to target a growing younger market seeking remote working experiences.

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Cogress diversifies to offset Brexit jitters

13th January 2020

PROPERTY investment platform Cogress has shifted its focus from development lending to a variety of different partnerships and geographies to cater for Brexit uncertainty among investors.

Tal Orly, chief executive of Cogress, said the platform is now focusing on bigger margins, less risk and more experienced partners. He said of five to 10 deals with UK borrowers, only one may pass the necessary lending requirements.

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Cogress Announced as UKBA19 Finalist

21st August 2019

The UK Business Awards are a major award for British Business, celebrating the individuals and companies that have demonstrated exceptional business performance over the last year. The awards recognise both SMEs and large organisations for their inspiring business innovations, and Cogress is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Insurance, Banking and Financial Services category. 

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Podcast: Tal Orly on founding Cogress

30th May 2019

Co-founding CEO Tal Orly joins Nicole Bremner's podcast to talk all things property, market trends and what it takes to found a business model new to the UK.

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Wine, Art and Property: The Rise of Alternative Investments

28th May 2019

Cogress' Business Development Director, Zac Gazit, shares his insight into alternative investments and the role property, wine and art play in some of the world's most well known investment strategies. Full article in Arts and Collections Magazine.

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