DirectorsTalk presents a selection of UK income stocks that provide a reliable income stream for shareholders through dividends. In doing so, dividend shares provide an additional passive income at a time of rising costs due to higher inflation and interest rates in the UK.
Japan income fund, JPMorgan Japan Small Cap Growth & Income plc (LON:JSGI / JSGI.L) is an income investing opportunity that gives investors access to a diverse and fast growing sector managed by local managers. The Investment Trust offers a regular quarterly income without compromising on Japanese growth opportunities, by paying a higher dividend funded part by capital reserves as well as revenue returns.
Real Estate Credit Investments (LON:RECI) is a closed-ended investment company which originates and invests in real estate debt secured by commercial or residential properties in Western Europe, focusing primarily on the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
Hardman and Co’s Analyst Mark Thomas noted key themes from their last quarterly update are i) attractive returns from low LTV credit exposure to UK and European commercial real estate assets, ii) quarterly dividends delivering consistently since October 2013, iii) a highly granular book, iv) transparent and conservative leverage, and v) access to strong pipeline.
BlackRock Income & Growth Investment Trustplc (LON:BRIG) aims to provide growth in capital and income over the long term through investment in a diversified portfolio of principally UK listed equities.
BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust plc (LON:BERI) aims to achieve an annual dividend target and, over the long term, capital growth by investing primarily in securities of companies operating in the mining and energy sectors.
Volta Finance Ltd (LON:VTA, LON:VTAS) is a closed-ended limited liability company registered in Guernsey. The Company’s investment objectives are to seek to preserve capital across the credit cycle and to provide a stable stream of income to its Shareholders through dividends that it expects to distribute on a quarterly basis.