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Will the Innovative Finance ISA Allow Only a Few P2P Lenders to Participate?

Crowdfund Insider, 13th December 2015
The draft regulations surrounding the forthcoming Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account was published earlier this week by the UK government. The much-anticipated vehicle is expected to add fuel to the peer to peer lending industry as it will open up the asset class to a much broader audience of investors. It is estimated by one study over 400,000 people could leverage the Innovative Finance ISA.  At the end of  2015, it was estimated the market value of Adult ISA holdings to be at £483 billion. Not a small amount. But will only a handful of P2P lenders be able to benefit out of the gate?

Read full article in the Crowdfund Insider.

Investors should use funds to build on property

FTAdviser, 1st December 2015
Advisers whose clients want exposure to property should consider other ways of investing in the property market that may be more liquid than bricks and mortar.

John Jenkins, chief executive of Amicus Finance, said that more investors were considering short-term property lending as a way of benefiting from the property market, but without either buying a second home or investing in property funds or stocks and shares.

Read full article in the FTAdviser.

Investors seeking alternative property opportunities

BestAdvice, 27th November 2015
Despite strong levels of appetite for property as an asset class, the research highlights the main reasons deterring investors from buying directly into bricks and mortar: 36% of investors are concerned about the risks involved in managing properties; 30% are put off by the transaction costs and the risk that prices may fall; 28% wouldn’t have time to manage a property and 25% can’t afford a deposit or a second mortgage.

Read full article in the BestAdvice.

UK investors looking beyond their homes to increase exposure to property

wealthadviser, 26th November 2015
Almost half (44 per cent) of retail investors want to enhance their exposure to the UK property market by other means than owning their home, according to a new study by peer-to-peer lending platform, Crowdstacker.

The biggest factors driving investor demand are the long term growth of the UK property market (62 per cent), followed by strong levels of rental income (59 per cent) and forecasts suggesting that prices will continue to rise (50 per cent).

Read full article in the wealthadviser.

Crowdstacker mentioned in the Daily Mail and This is Money

Daily Mail & This is Money, 16th November 2015
"...Savvy savers could turn a £133,000 pension pot into more than £360,000 worth of income in retirement, analysis from Crowdstacker suggests.

Retirees are now free to spend their pension savings as they please thanks to pension freedoms introduced in April.

But number crunching from peer-to-peer lender Crowdstacker shows much-criticised annuities could still give you the biggest income"...

Read the article in the Daily Mail and This is money.

P2P investors pine for property exposure

AltFi, 16th November 2016
According to Crowdstacker, retail investors want to enhance their exposure to the UK property market by other means than direct property purchase.

According to a research conducted online by ICM research on behalf of Crowdstacker – a peer-to-peer lending platform focused on business loans in the UK – almost half (44%) of retail investors would like to increase their exposure to the UK property market, not only owning their home, but also in other ways, such as investing through peer-to-peer lenders.

Read full article in the AltFi news.

Half of investors want to increase property exposure

FT Adviser, 16th November 2015
Over a third - 36 per cent of investors - are concerned about the risks involved in managing properties; 30 per cent are put off by the transaction costs and the risk that prices may fall; 28 per cent wouldn’t have time to manage a property and one in four can’t afford a deposit or a second mortgage.

Read full article in the FT Adviser.

 

Crowdstacker offers product to compete with property funds

funds europe, 16th November 2015
Amicus Finance, a property lender, is making a UK property investment vehicle available that will compete with funds and offer a return of over 5% a year.

Read full article in the funds europe.

 

Investors look further afield than their own home to invest in property

Economic Voice, 16th November 2015
The study reveals that almost three-quarters (73%) of investors would be interested in putting their capital to work through a new low risk product that offers a return of over 5% a year by making property loans to developers, landlords and property professionals.

Read full article in the Economic Voice.

Investors looking beyond their own home to boost exposure to property

Housebuilder & Developer, 16th November 2015
Almost half (44 per cent) of retail investors want to enhance their exposure to the UK property market by other means than owning their home, according to a new study by peer to peer lending platform, Crowdstacker.

Read full article in the HbDonline.