Game Changing IFISA Offers Tax-Free Property Investment with Market-leading Returns
- Property Crowd was one of the first institutional grade investment platforms to be eligible for the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA)
- The Property Crowd ISA allows investors to benefit from tax-free, high yield and asset-backed investing, with returns of 10% – 13% (+2% cash-back on ISA Investments)
- 44% of the platform’s investment volume in the current tax year is ISA money
Whilst many platforms have struggled with obtaining the necessary regulatory permissions as well as investor take up of their IF ISAs, Property Crowd is offering an already ‘tried and tested’ product that couples high yields with robust protections.
Data from HMRC shows that, in the first year of their existence, IFISAs had a total of just £17 million put into them – significantly less than Stocks & Shares ISAs (£22 billion) and Cash ISAs (£39 billion). Many providers have been awaiting regulatory approval, or inhibited by their business models and clampdowns on the highest risk borrowers.
Property Crowd (owned by Global Alternatives) is offering investors the opportunity to invest alongside institutional lenders. The Property Crowd ISA allows them to invest in institutional-grade asset backed bonds, with cash and securities held by an independent custodian.
In addition to high yields, investors benefit from advanced protective measures. All deals are vetted and managed by institutional lenders, and investors can access deal documentation and due diligence reports prepared by the platform’s legal partners.
Mark Atkinson, Head of Communications at Global Alternatives, said:
“Much has been written about the IFISA’s slow start, but we’re seeing the opposite at Property Crowd. In fact, 44% of the platform’s investment volume in the current tax year is ISA money. Thanks to our more robust business model, yield-hungry crowd investors have a alternative option heading into the next ISA season.”
The minimum investment is £1,000. After registering, investments can be made through a Property Crowd ISA which, if opened by 31 December 2017 with funds invested by 2 May 2018, will also qualify for 2% cash-back.
About Global Alternatives
Global Alternatives is an independent owner-operator of cross-border primary and secondary marketplaces for alternative investments. We help professional investors worldwide by offering an institutional grade infrastructure and investment opportunities in the alternatives arena.
Global Alternatives owns Property Crowd, a cross-border real estate crowdfunding platform established exclusively for institutional grade real estate investments, and Prop-X, a global secondary market for real estate investments which will launch in 2018.
A high calibre of institutional partners and our proprietary Prime Custodian ModelSM ensure independence, credibility and scale, delivering a comprehensive and robust proposition.