An ideal investment is the one that yields a high interest rate over a relatively short space of time. Unfortunately, these investments are not exactly a dime a dozen.
Traditional investments often force people to commit their money over a long period of time to generate a significant return. What’s more, like any investment they are not risk-free.
This is ultimately why short term peer to peer lending is a very attractive investment option. Our peer to peer bridging loans are typically extended for 3-12 months with your money secured on the borrowers property by a legal charge ( note that this does not eliminate investment risk*).
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*Capital at risk and rates are not guaranteed. Please read our important information and Risk Warning before investing.
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L.Huerta - Twickenham
At a time of weak returns from most other investments and widespread scepticism as regards financial services providers, The House Crowd offers impressive returns with good security. It's a hassle-free way to invest in property, which is easy to understand and run by trustworthy, friendly people - what's not to like ?
J.Hoyle - Oldham
A simple and transparent way to get Involved in buy to let without the hassle of being landlord or needing a large deposit to get started
We enable you to make short term loans directly to property owners, with your money secured by the underlying value of the borrowers’ properties. The borrowers commit to paying a higher rate of interest in order to access the funds at short notice, which enhances returns.
By acting as an intermediary between borrowers and investors, we cut out traditional institutional lenders like banks. This enables you, as the investor, to earn fixed returns that are generally much higher than you would normally receive from a bank. Should the borrower default on the loan, we can take legal possession of the property, or force a sale, to recover your money and any interest owed.
We only accept loans up to 75% of the asset’s value – in other words, how much the loan is worth against the resale value of the property or Loan to Value (LTV). For example, we would never loan more than £750,000 on a property valued at £1,000,000.
This provides you with a decent sized cushion in the event that the borrower defaults and the property must be sold quickly at a discount - or the market drops for some reason during the loan period. Of course, this does not mean that any guarantees are in place. As with all investing, the trade-off for better returns is you being prepared to take a degree of risk with your money.
Our team performs in-depth due diligence on all loan applications. We do a thorough security check on the borrower’s background, including an independent valuation report obtained by a RICS qualified surveyor. This helps to ensure we only work with legitimate investment opportunities.
It’s quick and easy to get started with a short term P2P investment. For one, you bypass all institutional lenders and lend directly to the borrower.
You can start investing with a minimum of just £1,000 with returns fixed at between 8-10% p.a. net. What’s more, typical loan periods are six to 12 months, which means your money is not tied up for a long time – and you see significant returns quickly. What’s more, short term peer to peer lending is flexible and in certain scenarios, the loan periods can be reduced even further.
Unlike with equity crowdfunding, where profit and loss are shared proportionately among investors, short term peer to peer lending doesn’t tie you into a property with lots of other investors. In other words, you experience both profit (and possible loss) as an individual.
The loans are also structured in such a way to maximise the amount of interest that we can pay. Happily, this means that you pay no fees on your returns – you receive the full amount. You also have some peace of mind in the knowledge that your investment is secured against the value of the borrower’s property, although this does not mean that your investment is guaranteed.