One of our property-backed loans of £425,000, with a fixed 8 per cent yield, has just closed. But what if you don't want to do all that bidding and the attendant process yourself? Many lenders find the business investing quite complicated.We thought it timely to remind investors with a larger amount of investable cash of the existence of our attractive managed portfolio service. The portfolio service takes away all the hassle of process.We will manage your loan portfolio for you and ensure that there is sufficient diversification to reduce risk. When money comes back from borrowers each month, we will reinvest it for you in new loans coming through that meet the parameters that we have agreed with you.You can choose to reinvest the interest from your loans or to pay it out. The minimum investment for a Money&Co. Portfolio Service account is £100,000.If you would like to discuss opening an account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 3143 4004.
All loans on site are eligible to be held in a Money&Co. Innovative Finance Individual Savings Account (ISA), up to the annual ISA limit of £20,000. Such loans offer lenders tax-free income.
A Process Guide To Innovative Finance ISA Investment
Our offering is an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) that can hold the peer-to-peer (P2P) business loans that Money&Co. facilitates. For the purposes of this article, the terms ISA and IFISA are interchangeable.So here's our guide to the process:
Step 1: Register as a lender. Go to the login page, and go through the process that the law requires us to effect. This means we have to do basic checks on you to comply with money-laundering and other security requirements.
Step 2: Put money into your account. This is best done by electronic transfer. We can also process paper cheques drawn in favour of Denmark Square Limited, the parent company of Money&Co.
Step 3: Buy loans in the loan market. Once you've put cash in your account it will sit there - and it won't earn interest until you've bought a piece of a loan. It's this final step that requires lenders and IFISA investors to be pro-active. Just choose some loans - all loans on the Money&Co. site can be held in an IFISA - and your money will start earning tax-free interest.
The ISA allowance for 2018/19 is unchanged from last tax year at £20,000, allowing a married couple to put £40,000 into a tax-free environment. Over three years, an investment of this scale in two Money&Co. Innovative Finance ISAs would generate £8,400 of income completely free of tax. We're assuming a 7 per cent return, net of charges and free of tax here.Once you have made your initial commitment, you might then consider diversifying - buying a spread of loans. To do this, you can go into the "loans for sale" market. All loans bought in this market also qualify for IFISA tax benefits.