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Money owed by one party to another. The borrower has to repay the money at a later date, typically with an obligation to pay interest on a periodic basis, usually monthly or annually. A debt usually takes the form of a loan or a mortgage.


A property developer. A person or company that seeks to make money by building new homes or renovating existing properties.


A reduction in the ownership percentage of a company caused by the issue of new shares, resulting in each existing shareholder owning a little less than it did before the new shares were issued.


A risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. This can be done by combining investments of different sizes and types in various regions, with the aim of lowering risk and raising returns.


The distribution of a portion of a (property owning) company’s profits to shareholders (i.e. Share Investors). Dividends are typically payable monthly and are calculated as gross rent, less deductions for:

  1. Property related costs (including property management, maintenance and insurance)
  2. Corporation Tax
  3. SPV Reserve and estimated void periods.
Dividend Tax

An income tax levied on the dividend payments received by the shareholders of a company. This is payable to HMRC directly by each individual through their annual tax return. The latest dividend tax rates are published on the Governmnet's website.

Dividend Yield

An annual measure of the net income received from dividends expressed as a percentage of the total cost of the investment.

Example: The price of a property is £90,000 and the transaction costs are a further £10,000, meaning the total cost of the investment is £100,000. This property generates £15,000 in rent per year, less £7,000 in management and other costs. This results in a dividend yield of 8% i.e. £8,000 net income (£15,000 rent less costs of £7,000, divided by £100,000 investment cost).

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Your capital is at risk Investing in property involves risk. The value of your investment can go down as well as up and historic performance is not a guide for future performance. Any projections of future performance are based on all information known at the time of share investment or loan, and internal calculations and opinions of British Pearl. These are subject to change and are not guarantees and should not be relied upon as such. Risks include the total loss of your share investment or loan, variable rental income due to property not being rented or a depressed rental market, and inability to sell your share investment or loan due to lack of a buyer. Investing with British Pearl falls outside the remit of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Please refer to the Key Risks section of this site for a more comprehensive description of the risks involved.

British Pearl ® is the trading name of British Pearl Limited (Company No. 7151774), a company authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register No. 674693) and British Pearl Finance Limited (Company No. 10575280 and Register No. 770867), which is an appointed representative of British Pearl Limited. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of British Pearl Group Limited (Company No. 9701436) and all are registered in England and Wales at 4th Floor, 7-10 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London, W1G 9DQ