Cryptocurrency and what it could mean for Guernsey

Cryptocurrency, blockchain and their applications in financial services and beyond are complex and continually evolving. Mark Le Page of EY explains why the technology is exciting news for Guernsey. Mark Le Page is an experienced financial services regulatory practitioner and policymaker. After more than 16 years at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, Mark joined EY as Extended Assurance Director. He…


‘Widely anticipated’ house price rise confirmed in latest property bulletin

Local market house prices have risen by 19% year-on-year. The latest Guernsey Residential Property Bulletin, for the third quarter of 2021, shows the mix adjusted average house price at the end of September was £554,290. It has to be noted that the mix adjusted price is a measure of the value of the sales during the quarter, not a reflection…


Swoffers follows States’ guidance on face coverings

In line with States of Guernsey’s recommendations, Swoffers’ negotiators will carry face coverings with them on viewings and when conducting valuations. Homeowners and clients can feel free to ask our members of staff, who will also observe social distancing, to wear a mask on a visit. Yesterday the CCA announced a number of recommendations in response to rising Covid-19 case…


Three local businesses donate defibrillators to football clubs

Local football clubs St Martin’s AC and Northerners AC, and the GFA training base, now have defibrillators on site thanks to three local businesses. Swoffers, Clicksmith and Spike Productions pledged to ensure that every club in the island had access to the life-saving equipment, after Danish player Christian Eriksen collapsed during his Euro 2020 match against Finland after suffering a…


Experience of a lifetime for Blades flight winner James Wood

Swoffers’ competition winner James Wood was nominated by his wife Emma to fly with the Blades aerobatic team. The painter and decorator has no idea that Emma had put his name forward in our Facebook competition last month, and was blown away when he found out that he had won. The video below goes behind the scenes before, during and…


Swoffers’ competition winner swaps overalls for flight suit

Painter and decorator James Wood will be swapping overalls for a flight suit today as he takes to the skies with the Blades aerobatics team. James won a seat on the flight through a Facebook competition run by Swoffers. An adrenaline junkie, James was thrilled when he found out he had won the competition after being nominated by his partner,…


Record-breaking number of house sales in Q2 of 2021

April to June saw more houses sold than in any other quarter since records began 22 years ago. There were 297 local market transactions during the second quarter of 2021 – 130 more than the previous quarter and 156 more than the same quarter of 2020. ‘The market remains strong, and the challenge continues to be available stock. We’ve seen…


Swoffers negotiators swap four wheels for two

SWOFFERS’ staff are going greener, with two new e-bikes. The bikes are available for all staff members to use for viewings, valuations and deliveries. ‘Town traffic is notorious, particularly at peak times of the day. With these electric bikes, negotiators and those doing deliveries will be able to get to appointments much easier, without the need to scrabble around for…


Swoffers’ charity Golden Guernsey goat “Bee-lly” is a hit with house seekers

The team at Swoffers were busy bees during the island’s second lockdown earlier this year. While negotiators continued to provide virtual viewings (when restrictions allowed) and used their fleet of vehicles to deliver much-needed food and supplies to the elderly and vulnerable, production assistant Melissa Tostevin swapped her easel for a Golden Guernsey goat. In a project that will hopefully…


Swoffers catch up with Lord Digby Jones in latest quarterly lifestyle magazine

Swoffers’ latest Open Market property and lifestyle magazine has recently been published. With the widest range of Open Market properties for sale or rent, the magazine offers a great mix of interesting articles and details of potential new homes. Lord Digby Jones and his wife, Pat, share their thoughts why they chose to settle in Guernsey. We meet YouTube stars…