As the Individual Savings Account (ISA) season cranks into gear, the marketing boffins at Money&Co. couldn’t quite resist offering support to England’s boys in white. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the name recognition from the hoardings in St Lucia for the third cricket Test Match between the West Indies and England.
Our sporting interests don’t end there: The keen-eyed amongst you may also have noticed the promotion of our Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) at this week end’s Six Nations’ rugby match between Italy and Wales.
It’s surely worth mentioning at this point that all of the loans facilitated on the Money&Co. site are eligible to be held in an IFISA. We specialise in bringing investors seeking a good return on capital together with carefully selected small businesses seeking funds for growth. Registered lenders have so far averaged a gross return of over 8 per cent (7 per cent net of our one per cent charge). The Money&co. platform has so far facilitated almost £15 million in peer-to-peer (P2P) loans.
A Process Guide To Innovative Finance ISA Investment
All loans on site are eligible to be held in a Money&Co. Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account (IFISA), up to the annual ISA limit of £20,000. Such loans offer lenders tax-free income. Our offering is an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) that can hold the peer-to-peer (P2P) business loans that Money&Co. facilitates. For the purposes of this article, the terms ISA and IFISA are interchangeable.
So here’s our guide to the process:
The ISA allowance for 2018/19 is unchanged from last tax year at £20,000, allowing a married couple to put £40,000 into a tax-free environment. Over three years, an investment of this scale in two Money&Co. Innovative Finance ISAs would generate £8,400 of income completely free of tax. We’re assuming a 7 per cent return, net of charges and free of tax here.
Once you have made your initial commitment, you might then consider diversifying – buying a spread of loans. To do this, you can go into the “loans for sale” market. All loans bought in this market also qualify for IFISA tax benefits.
Risk: Security, Access, Yield
Do consider not just the return, but the security and the ease of access to your investment. We write regularly about these three key factors. Here’s one of several earlier articles on security, access and yield.