Green & Black’s considers MBO

first_img KCS-content Share Organic chocolate maker Green & Black’s management is looking for ways to extricate the company from Kraft, according to reports. The firm’s management is said to be struggling to retain an entrepreneurial spirit now they are part of the food giant Kraft, which bought out Cadbury’s last year. The Financial Times reported Green & Black’s was considering either a management buy-out or a partial MBO. Last night a Kraft spokesman told City A.M. the firm would not comment on market rumours. Green & Black’s considers MBO More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Sunday 16 January 2011 10:59 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Centum Investment Company Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgCentum Investment Company Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Centum Investment Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Company Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileCentum Investment Company Limited is a Kenyan-based private equity firm specialising in providing investment opportunities for public and private companies in Uganda. This includes managing investment growth, development capital and buyouts. The private equity firm invests in companies which serve the needs of the domestic markets in sub-Saharan Africa and invests in both listed and non-listed companies in various sectors, including; banking, insurance, education, healthcare, energy, agriculture, industrial production, telecommunications, real estate, beverage manufacturing, automotive assembly, in-flight catering and dry-cell manufacturing. Investments in commercial services include Mumias Sugar Company Limited, Kenya Airways and Carbacid Investment Company. Centum Investment Company was founded in 1967 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Company Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy cheap UK shares in an ISA today and hold them to 2030

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Peter Stephens Why I’d buy cheap UK shares in an ISA today and hold them to 2030 Enter Your Email Address Buying cheap UK shares today and holding them over the long run could prove to be a profitable strategy. The past performance of the stock market and the economy suggests a recovery from present challenges is likely to take place in the coming years.As such, through using a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA, it may be possible to capitalise on the growth prospects of a number of companies and sectors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cheap UK shares could deliver growth in the long runPurchasing any asset at a lower price, rather than a higher price, could mean there’s greater scope for capital growth. In the case of cheap UK shares, they may be able to benefit to a greater extent than their index peers from a stock market recovery that lifts investor expectations about their future performance.Such a strategy has been successful in the past. For example, investors who purchased a diverse range of FTSE 100 shares following the global financial crisis in 2009 are likely to have benefitted from the doubling in price of the index in the following years.Similarly, buying stocks after the 1987 crash and the dot com bubble’s bursting, when they traded at low prices in many cases, could have provided scope for capital growth that’s above the stock market’s long-term average.A long-term investment horizonOf course, it can take many years for today’s cheap UK shares to produce high returns. The economy’s outlook is very uncertain at the present time. So this could mean many industries face tough operating conditions for a prolonged period of time.As such, it may be a shrewd move to take a long-term view of any UK stocks purchased at the present time. In the coming months, they may experience further challenges as the cost of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clearer. This could lead to paper losses, or negative returns, for investors that take time from which to recover.History suggests investors who have a long time horizon have been able to overcome short-term volatility to benefit from the stock market’s high single-digit annual total returns.Investing in a tax-efficient manner via an ISADue to some UK shares currently trading at cheap prices, it could be a sound move to buy them in a tax-efficient account such as an ISA. Investments made through an ISA are exempt from tax, including capital gains tax and dividend tax.This could lead to higher net returns for an investor should the stock market continue its long-term trend to produce capital growth and dividends that are relatively attractive.Through building a diverse ISA portfolio of cheap stocks today, it may be possible to obtain a surprisingly large nest egg over the long term. Although risks are high, and volatility is likely, equity markets could deliver growth in the coming years that lifts the prices of today’s undervalued shares. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 last_img read more

Historic HAC prepare for Twickenham battle

first_imgTwickenham StadiumThe Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) rugby team, comprising bankers, lawyers and insurance brokers based in the City of London, will be at Twickenham Stadium this coming Saturday (May 14), to compete in the final of the RFU Junior Vase.The players’ working week is spent with well known City firms such as JP Morgan Cazenove, ENRC, Morgan Stanley, Mischon de Reya, Willis and Kiln but at weekends they have collectively become one of the strongest amateur rugby clubs in England.The RFU Junior Vase is the annual cup competition for clubs playing at Level 9 or below in the league system. Starting out as one of a thousand junior clubs involved in the competition, the HAC has battled its way to the final over the last nine months, beating the champions of Kent, Sussex and Eastern Counties before an epic extra time victory over Painswick from Gloucestershire in the semi final.The HAC is the oldest serving regiment in the British Army and is based on the doorstep of the City of London at Moorgate and boasts one of the most valuable rugby pitches in the world. HAC RFC will square off against Edwardians RFC of Birmingham for the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham on Saturday 14 May at 11 am. As an active TA regiment, members of the HAC serve with the regular army in Afghanistan and provide ceremonial honour guards at major London events including the Lord Mayor’s Show.Rob Kerrigan, a lawyer at Allen & Overy, who captains the team, said: “It’s been a very long season, over 30 matches, but we now we find ourselves on the brink of something very special. Most of the players have previously only been spectators at Twickenham so it will be great to play at last on the hallowed turf.The 1st XV has won its second consecutive league title this season, earning promotion form Herts and Middlesex 1 to London & North West Division 3, while the 2nd XV have also won their league and earned a second consecutive promotion. TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 27: General View of Twickenham Stadium during the round six Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Sharks at Twickenham Stadium on March 27, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Wieland/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Elline Lipkin Named Altadena Library Poet Laureate

first_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes People Elline Lipkin Named Altadena Library Poet Laureate From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 8, 2016 | 9:26 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Dr. Elline Lipkin. Photo courtesy Altadena Library DistrictThe Altadena Library is pleased to announce the new Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library District, 2016-2018: Dr. Elline Lipkin. Her official inauguration will be on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the 14th annual “Poetry and Cookies Reading Event” to be held at the Altadena Senior Center.This free literary event also marks the launch of the Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2016 (formerly the Poetry & Cookies Anthology). The 2016 Anthology showcases 134 poems by 86 distinguished poets from Altadena, Pasadena, and the greater LA area. Poets published in the book, including Dr. Lipkin, will read their poems at this special event. The Anthology, and many books by the published poets, will be on display and will be for sale.When told she was the Laureate Committee’s choice to be the library’s next poet laureate, Dr. Lipkin replied, “I am so grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Still, Thelma Reyna [the current Poet Laureate] is a hard act to follow. She accomplished so much during her tenure. I look forward to meeting and working with other local poets and our wonderful community and making poetry more present in our lives.”Mindy Kittay, Director of the Altadena Library District, has glowing compliments for Lipkin. “How fortunate we are to have Elline represent the library as its new poet laureate. Her poetry, credentials and service are outstanding. Our present laureate Thelma and other past laureates have also been fantastic. I believe talent flocks to our library and community!”Dr. Lipkin has had experience in the literary world as a poet, academic, and nonfiction writer. Her first book of poetry, The Errant Thread, was chosen by Eavan Boland for the Kore Press First Book Award. Her second book, Girls’ Studies, explores contemporary girlhood in America and was published by Seal Press. She is currently at work on a second manuscript of poetry.She has written about contemporary American girlhood in Difficult Dialogues about Twentieth Century Girls, being a feminist bride in Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style, on female friendship and feminist mothering for Ms. magazine,, and contributed a remembrance of studying with Philip Levine, to the anthology, Coming Close: 40 Essays on Philip Levine.Her poetry has been published in a range of contemporary journals and she has been a resident at Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. She has also been a Pushcart Prize nominee, an invited participant at a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar, and a presenter at the Modern Language Association conference.Lipkin holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University; a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston; and is currently a Research Scholar with UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women. She also teaches poetry for Writing Workshops Los Angeles, as well as privately; works as an editor on a range of writing projects; and writes semi-regularly for the Ms. Magazine blog and Girl w/Pen.Despite her busy schedule, Lipkin also finds time to be a volunteer with the nonprofit WriteGirl in Los Angeles, a frequent user of the Altadena Library; and she is also an active participant with the MOMS Club of Altadena. Lipkin has lived in the Los Angeles area for eight years, migrating from Berkeley, where she taught College Writing, Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at UC-Berkeley. She lives in Altadena with her family and a garden overflowing with citrus.This year, for the first time, the annual “Poetry & Cookies Reading Event” will be in two sessions, due to the record number of poets published this year. The first reading event will be from 1:00-2:30, then from 3:30-5:00. The public may attend one or both free sessions. Half of the poets will read at each of the events. Each session will be 1 ½ hours long, with a 1-hour break in between.For more information, please see the library’s listing of this program at Top of the News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Lynne Doughtie, former Chair and CEO of KPMG, joins InStride Advisory Board

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Lynne Doughtie, former Chair and CEO of KPMG, joins InStride Advisory Board. WhatsApp Twitter Lynne Doughtie, former Chair and CEO of KPMG, joins InStride Advisory Board Previous articleBAE Systems to Power University of Vermont Research Vessel with Emission-Reducing Electric Power and Propulsion SystemNext articleCanalys: Global Electric Vehicle Sales up 39% in 2020 as Overall Car Market Collapses Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

Accused Enjoying Interim Bail In Pandemic Not Entitled To ‘Dual Benefit’ Of Default Bail U/S 167(2) CrPC: P&H HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAccused Enjoying Interim Bail In Pandemic Not Entitled To ‘Dual Benefit’ Of Default Bail U/S 167(2) CrPC: P&H HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain23 July 2020 4:44 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday denied default bail to an accused who, after two weeks in custody, was enlarged on interim bail on account of the COVID pandemic, which was extended from time-to-time, and is now finally required to surrender on September 4. Justice H. S. Madaan was considering a revision petition against the order of the Additional Sessions Judge,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday denied default bail to an accused who, after two weeks in custody, was enlarged on interim bail on account of the COVID pandemic, which was extended from time-to-time, and is now finally required to surrender on September 4. Justice H. S. Madaan was considering a revision petition against the order of the Additional Sessions Judge, refusing statutory bail under section 167(2) Cr. P.C. “The petitioner remaining behind bars for a period of less than two weeks till date cannot cry foul and ask for bail in terms of Section 167(2) Cr.P.C”, remarked the Single Bench. Commenting that the petitioner “just wants to have dual benefit” enjoying interim bail, and at the same time, asking for concession of bail under Section 167(2) Cr.P.C., Justice Madaan ruled that he is “certainly not entitled to such concession”. The Single Judge recorded that the petitioner was arrested on 19.3.2020 in a corruption case. On account of outbreak of Corona Pandemic, in view of the directions issued by the Apex Court in Suo Motu Writ Petition No.1/2020 – In RE: CONTAGION OF COVID-19 VIRUS IN PRISONS and as per the policy dated 24.3.2020 of the High Powered Committee, vide order dated 31.3.2020 the petitioner was released on interim bail for a period of 45 days. Such period expired on 14.5.2020. In view of subsequent direction dated 5.5.2020 by the Committee, interim bail was further extended for six weeks up to 25.6.2020 and then for 10 weeks w.e.f. 25.6.2020. The petitioner is required to surrender at District Jail on 4.9.2020. “Section 167(2) Cr.P.C. is meant to ensure that the investigation in the case is concluded promptly and challan is filed in the Court thereafter at the earliest so that an accused in a criminal case is not made to languish in the jail for a very long time”, observed Justice Madaan. The bench expounded that the provision is meant to ensure that the investigating agency “does not show callousness and lethargy in doing the investigation”, making them aware of the fact that in case investigation is not completed and challan is not filed within 90 days of arrest of the accused, where the investigation relates to an offence punishable with death imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term of not less than 10 years and within a period of 60 days, where the investigation relates to any other offence, then “the accused would become entitled to be released on bail and then the Investigating Officer at fault would be made to explain his acts and omissions in carrying out the investigation” within that time frame. “The law is well settled that the revisional jurisdiction of this Court is quite limited. This Court is to interfere only if there is an illegality or infirmity apparent on the face of the judgment/order passed by a Court below or the same is perverse and not otherwise”, iterated the Single Bench, adding that there is no such illegality or infirmity with the impugned order, much less apparent on the face of it. Justice Madaan asserted that the impugned order of the ASJ is “certainly not in violation of settled principles of criminal jurisprudence”. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

‘Abby the Spoon Lady’ coming to We Piddle Around Theater

first_img Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson For nearly 20 years, the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge has been a place for stories and old time music. On Friday night, April 12, the Brundidge Historical Society will continue the folk life tradition of the theater but in a different folksy way with Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues in concert.Tickets are $20 and will include supper, stories, songs and spoons. Show time is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 334-685-5524 or 670-6302.Chris Rodrigues, a one-man band, and Abby the Spoon Lady are professional street performers in Asheville, North Carolina. They play American folk and roots music, he, on different instruments and, she, on the spoons and service bells.Abby the Spoon Lady is a percussionist, storyteller and radio personality with her own show in Asheville. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Mernette Bray, a member of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society’s storytelling committee, said she first saw Abby the Spoon Lady in Jonesborough, Tennessee.“I went to see her because she was said to be a phenomenon,” Bray said. “She and Chris Rodrigues have videos on Facebook with about 14 million views. I was amazed by their music and fascinated by her stories.”Bray said Abby Roach, laughingly, said people are confused when a performer who doesn’t look like Taylor Swift has hits.“She said she realizes there’s something scary about a toothless spoons player but she is comfortable with who she is,” Bray said. “She is a fascinating person, an amazing spoons player and a great storyteller. You can’t talk to Abby the Spoon Lady and not come away a fan.”Abby Roach started street performing for donations as a way to make money traveling across the country mainly by hopping trains. She spent a good amount of time traveling recording the stories, interviews and songs of American travelers. Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day At the We Piddle Around Theater, Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues will also play gospel and American folk music. She plays a lot of jazz on the spoons but especially likes old-time music which has a lot of rhythm to it. Her musical influences include Artis the Spoonman, Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe.Bray said Abby Roach will share fascinating stories of her hobo life and her life as a street performer.“She is one of a kind,” Bray said. “She is known worldwide for ‘Angels in Heaven’ that has nearly 15 million views. We are excited to have Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues at the We Piddle Around Theater. It will be a unique experience and one you won’t forget.” Published 6:38 am Wednesday, March 27, 2019 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder ‘Abby the Spoon Lady’ coming to We Piddle Around Theater Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Goshen hosts Highland Home The Goshen Eagles took on Highland Home in a double-header on Tuesday afternoon in Goshen. The Eagles won game one… read morelast_img read more

Bottlenose dolphin abundance in the NW Mediterranean: addressing heterogeneity in distribution

first_imgLine-transect estimators were developed to assess abundance of coastal dolphins Tursiops truncatus and Stenella coeruleoalba encountered in low densities during aerial sighting surveys. The analysis improved on conventional approaches by objectively combining data from different species, survey areas and other covariates affecting dolphin delectability. Model selection and multimodel inference allowed robust estimates of precision in accounting for covariate selection uncertainty. These methods were used to estimate bottlenose dolphin abundance in NE Mediterranean waters that included a putative subpopulation in the Balearic Islands. Total abundance was estimated as 7654 (coefficient of variation, CV = 0.47; 95% CI = 1608 to 15 766) and the abundance in inshore waters of the Balearic Islands varied from 727 (CV = 0.47; 95% Cl = 149 to 148 1) dolphins in spring 2002 to 1333 (CV = 0.44; 95% CI = 419 to 2617) dolphins in autumn 2002, with an average estimate of 1030 (CV = 0.35; 95% Cl = 415 to 1849). The results do not support an exclusively coastal Balearic Island subpopulation, but they strongly indicate that the islands contain critical habitats required for the conservation of the species. Given the observed decline of the species during the last few decades, conservation-oriented management should focus on reducing or eliminating adverse fishing interactions while key areas are protected from encroachment produced by human development.last_img read more

Upad changes its fee structure to reflect what ‘landlords really want’

first_imgOnline-only letting agency Upad has announced that it’s abandoned offering landlords fixed packages and has also signed a deal with deposit replacement platform Zero Deposit.Upad says that although it has processed 75,000 rental transactions since it launched 11 years ago, it has decided to significantly change the way it charges customers “to reflect what landlords really want”.It now offers a basic pay-upfront ‘find a tenant’ service for £149 including VAT but enables landlords to ‘pick and choose’ which services to bolt on.“Half of all UK landlords have been in business for over five years and understand the regular and ongoing demands of letting a property,” says James Davis, its Chief Executive (left).“In many cases, they have established tenancy agreements in place, inventories have been drawn up and amended on numerous occasions and an investment has been made in quality property images – they simply don’t require everything, every time they let a property – this allows them to pick and choose.”This is in addition to Upad’s existing £449 ‘pay on success’ service that it launched earlier this year. It also a fully-managed service that costs £559 plus £72 a month, both including VAT.Deposit dealThe company has also launched a partnership with former Zoopla sales director Jon Notley’s Zero Deposit platform. This will enable landlords to list their properties on Upad as ‘not requiring a traditional deposit to be paid’, the first time a hybrid or online letting agent has offered such a product.“It’s just another way we’re challenging the status quo, making our service transparent and ultimately handing power back to the landlord,” says Davis.james davis Jon Notley upad zero deposit September 26, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Upad changes its fee structure to reflect what ‘landlords really want’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleUpad changes its fee structure to reflect what ‘landlords really want’This is the second time the online-only lettings agency has changed the way it charges landlords this year.Nigel Lewis26th September 201801,955 Viewslast_img read more