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.
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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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David C Stevenson looks at two P2P lenders who warrant attention from investors in search of a decent yield.
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For now, the bitcoin bulls are winning big. But Matthew Partridge thinks it might be time to bet on a pullback.
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It’s not all been plain sailing for digital banks since they launched a few years ago. Ben Judge looks at how they have fared.
Most investors don’t know what to make of bitcoin. But the best brains see the potential and are flocking to this new asset class, argues Charlie Morris.
In the past year we’ve seen a steady rise in quality mini-bonds, says David C Stevenson, as reputable alternative asset managers move in with asset-backed propositions.
Tech entrepreneurs have created a new way of raising money for investments, known as the initial coin offering (ICO). They are currently all the rage. But should you buy in?
More than £30m of buy-to-let mortgages from P2P property-lender Landbay have been securitised and given an AAA rating. But does investing in buy-to-let as an asset class make any sense? David C Stevenson investigates.
The peer-to-peer lending sector is booming – but it’s risky and has yet to endure a recession. So if you’re tempted, ensure you understand what you’re investing in and why, says Ben Judge.