You can now put a wide range of alternative investments in the tax-free wrapper, with the Innovative Finance Isa, (IF Isa). But tread carefully.
Alternative finance is the 21st century internet alternative to traditional banks. It includes peer to peer (P2P) lending and crowdfunding. There are plenty of opportunities for smart investors to profit. And while it may carry more risk than some other forms of investing, the potential returns are huge.
There are many different platforms to choose from when deciding where to put your money. Find out which best suits your investment style with our Funding Centre comparison tool.
Innovative Finance Isas have been around since April 2016, but are only now becoming widely available. Here, we present a comprehensive list of IFIsas available to invest in now.
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Crowdfunding promises to “democratise” the property market, says Sarah Moore. But high fees mean poor investment returns.
Blockchain companies are “tokenising” gold, marrying it to freely tradable cryptocurrencies. So should you buy virtual gold, or stick with the real thing?
Making your fortune in bitcoin is all very well. But how do you actually turn it into cash you can spend? Ben Judge explains.
Kodak announced a new blockchain strategy last week and saw its share price near-quadruple as a result. But investors should tread carefully.
Last year was a tough one for the peer-to-peer (P2P) finance sector, though investors still received a decent yield. So where should you be looking for 2018? David C Stevenson picks a risky punt.
Too many small businesses are finding it hard to gain access to funding, says David Prosser. Alternative finance may have the answer.
Gold is an excellent store of value, but it’s lost its utility as money. But now a London-based fintech startup wants to bring gold into the 21st century. Ben Judge reports.
Micro-finance is the ultimate example of ethical investing. Here, David C Stevenson looks at one scheme bringing renewable energy to remote parts of Africa.
Tezos received plenty of hype ahead of its initial coin offering during the summer, says Ben Judge. But for those who bought in, the cryptocurrency has yet to materialise.
Buying bitcoin is just a form of gambling, says Francisco García Paramés, Spain’s best-known fund manager – and he doesn’t see the appeal.