A 5-letter puzzle game has wreaked havoc this week, doubts are creeping about investing in cryptocurrency and a recent report has highlighted how few of us are planning for the future.

This and the latest property news from the Uk and Dubai in our weekly round-up.



Social media is abuzz with talk of Wordle, a web-based word game developed by Josh Wardle. For those who don’t know, the game gives players six attempts to guess a five-letter word, with feedback given for each guess in the form of coloured tiles indicating when letters match or occupy the correct position. This week has been a rollercoaster for the game with many taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations about the game that for many has become part of their daily ritual. ‘That made me so mad’: The reason why no one is getting today’s wordle. Read more.


Have you invested in a cryptocurrency? One in five of the total UK retail investor population is made up of individuals with less than three years’ experience in investing. Is this intangible asset safe for investment? Number of younger investors dabbling in crypto DOUBLES but international watchdog warns bitcoin and rivals pose ‘threat to financial stability’ The number of people aged 45 or under who own cryptoassets has doubled in a year, new findings have revealed, prompting fears that many have ploughed their cash into a risky sector they know little about. Read more.


Have you made plans for the future? Three in four retirees ‘have not sought professional financial advice’ Recent research as highlighted that nearly half (48%) of retirees are worried about running out of money in old age. Read more. It’s never too early to plan ahead – talk to Thirlmere Deacon about how property can provide passive income.


Dry January is well and truly over, making this an ideal time to register for one of the best wine subscriptions available to those in the UK. Vogue have rounded up The Best Wine Subscriptions For Every Budget for those ready to pop the cork. Read more.

“Do not put all your eggs in one basket.”

As you scale your investment portfolio be sure to diversify to mitigate risk and boost the potential returns.

UK Property

With more people renting for longer, the country will face a shortfall in private rented property as its reported that the UK needs 230,000 new rental homes to meet growing demand. Read more.

The government’s ambitious plans to ‘level up’ in the UK could boost the value of the nation’s property market by £58.7 billion. In total, 96 areas the length and breadth of the UK have been earmarked for elaborate regeneration projects by the government. Read more.

When it comes to choosing a location to invest in as a property investor, it must tick all the boxes and then some to be worthy of your hard-earned capital. In our latest blog we highlight What Investors Need To Know About The Manchester Property Market In 2022 Read more.

Dubai Property

International real estate investment and advisory firm, JLL shared insights on what’s on the horizon for the regional property market this year at its annual outlook event held recently in Dubai. Their findings highlight how Expo 2020 Dubai has stimulated real estate growth. Read more.

As demand for high-end units continues to grow in the emirate, prices have seen increases; Dubai residential market remains resilient as property prices rise 33% in January. Read more.

Have a great weekend!