Innovative Finance ISA

Automatically build a diverse portfolio of property secured* loans with our 3 year IF ISA.

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*Legal charge secured against UK property, however property values can go down as well as up so your capital is at risk and rates are also not guaranteed. Withdrawals may be restricted due to illiquidity. Not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Please read our full risk warning.

IF ISA: The Smarter Way To Earn Tax-Free Returns

You can now invest up to £20,000 in The House Crowd’s Innovative Finance ISA (peer to peer lending ISA) and earn 7% p.a.* tax-free.

We automatically diversify your investment across a portfolio of secured peer to peer loans to save you the hassle of managing an investment portfolio whilst allowing you to enjoy the attractive returns and tax benefits offered by an ISA.

Every loan made within our IF ISA portfolio is secured by a legal charge over UK property or land. We believe it represents an attractive return with a decent level of risk mitigation.*

Setting up an account is simple and you can start tax free investing in just a matter of minutes and we will handle the rest.

 

* As with all investments, your capital is at risk, returns may vary and you must understand all the potential risks involved before you invest.

Transfer Your Existing ISA

Are you fed up of the returns you're getting from your existing ISA? If the answer is yes, you’ll be glad to hear that you can now transfer your current ISA to The House Crowd’s Innovative Finance ISA completely free of charge.**

So, if you would prefer to invest your tax-free allowance with The House Crowd and receive 7%* a year tax-free with a diversified loan portfolio secured against UK property, here’s what you need to do.

1. Open your House Crowd Account and upload your ID for our routine compliance checks.

2. Once approved, apply for an ISA account (you’ll need your National Insurance number to hand).

3. Click ‘my portfolio’ and new ISA transfers and follow the instructions to complete the process.


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**Subject to a minimum transfer value £5,000. Transfers from £1,000-£4,999 will incur a £50 admin fee.

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Your Questions Answered

1. Is there a charge to open an Innovative Finance ISA account?

No, it's free to open our innovative Finance ISA account.

2. Are there any fees if I choose to invest?

No.

3. What’s the minimum investment term?

3 years, calculated to commence from the end of the current tax year (5th April 2019) and end on the third anniversary of that date (5th April 2022). After this term your money can be transferred / withdrawn by giving 3 months’ notice. However, in some cases it may not be possible to return all of your money until a loan is redeemed or new investment is received. If a loan is in default you will not be able to recover the part of your investment allocated to tha loan until the borrower repays. Please read the product T & Cs, available when you click 'More Info' above, for more details.

4. How is my investment secured?

Your money is secured by a legal charge against the borrower’s land/property, which can be possessed and sold in the event of the borrower not repaying. However, property values can go down as well as up so this does not guarantee the return of your invested capital. Enforcing your security may take time and your returns may be delayed. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).


5. Can I transfer money from my existing ISA?

Yes, you can. The minimum transfer is £1,000. If you transfer between £1,000 and £4,999 there will be an admin charge of £50. Transfers of £5,000 and over are free of charge.

If you have other ISAs you would like to transfer, here’s what you need to do:

  • Open a House Crowd account and upload your ID for our compliance checks.
  • Once approved, apply for an ISA account (you'll need your national insurance number to hand)
  • Click ‘my portfolio’ and new ISA transfers and follow the instructions to complete the process.

6. Where can I find out more information?

Please read our FAQs, our IFISA blogs or contact our Member Support team for more information. You should also read our risk warning, important information and terms and conditions before investing.

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