The twins may not have got the billions they wanted from Facebook, but they do keep coming. Here’s another Winkelvoss deal, a crypto alliance featured in a report from our friends at Finextra:
Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has teamed up with Mastercard and WebBank for its upcoming credit card that lets users earn crypto rewards.
In the works since Gemini acquired fintech Blockrize at the beginning of the year, the card now has a waitlist of more than 140,000 ahead of its summer launch. Mastercard will act as exclusive card network, with WebBank as issuer.
Cardholders will earn up to three per cent back on qualifying purchases in bitcoin or any of the more than 30 cryptocurrencies available on Gemini. Rewards will be automatically deposited into customers’ Gemini accounts.
Tyler Winklevoss, CEO, Gemini, says: “As more consumers look to enter the crypto ecosystem, the Gemini Credit Card gives them an easy point of entry and an effortless way to earn crypto as a reward without changing their daily spending habits.”
For Mastercard, the deal marks another milestone in its embrace of crypto. In February, the card giant revealed that it is preparing its network to handle the direct processing of cryptocurrency payments later this year.
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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 2020/21 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.
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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.