Regular lenders will be familiar with the new offering on site. GH9 is the latest tranche from a financial-services borrower. The loan is rated A, with a fixed interest rate of 8 per cent, and a term of three years.
Below is an excerpt of the borrower's representations. As ever, we have done due diligence as part of the credit-analysis process. So we have done our homework, but we cannot legally warrant that the representations are true. For more detail, login or register here.
Don't forget, all loans on site are eligible to be held in an Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account.
The customers of the underlying business are high-net-worth individuals who invest in small private equity deals. Almost 400m pounds has been deployed to date. There are also a number of wealth management firms and private banks who have provided funding for deals.
The company is acquiring a stake in a financial services business with a view to acquiring the whole business in due course. The underlying business was established over 5 years ago and it funds small private equity deals in the UK. Its investors are high-net-worth individuals.
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Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is about bringing individuals seeking a good return on capital together with businesses seeking funds to grow. The average gross return achieved by lenders is 8.6 per cent (7.6 per cent net). This compares with 1.3 per cent, which is the best return currently available on cash deposit with a bank or building society, according to comparison sites such as Moneyfacts. See also risk factors, at the foot of this page.
In addition to new loan offerings, our secondary loan market, offering existing loans for sale by lenders, is available to registered Money&Co. users.
All loans can be held, tax-free, in an Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account, or Innovative Finance ISA.
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 an earlier article on security, access and yield.
If you haven't made a loan via Money&Co. before, please read the risk warnings and the FAQ section. You may also wish to consult a financial adviser before making an investment. Capital is at risk, once loaned.