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The CrowdProperty SSAS Pension Lending Guide

SSAS pensions enable greater flexibility for investment options, such as holding P2P property loans – another way to enjoy tax-free returns with CrowdProperty. At CrowdProperty, we believe in bringing you, our lenders, the very best residential property project lending opportunities (quality projects being undertaken by quality property professionals), that are always first-charge secured at modest loan to value levels having undergone our...

The CrowdProperty SSAS Pension Lending Guide

SSAS pensions enable greater flexibility for investment options, such as holding P2P property loans – another way to enjoy tax-free returns with CrowdProperty.

At CrowdProperty, we believe in brin...

CrowdProperty Airspace Development Finance

The Government recently announced new permitted development rights coming into force on 1 August which will allow the construction of up to two storeys above existing buildings to create new homes. CrowdProperty's Airspace Development Finance prod...

CrowdProperty Development Exit and Development Finish & Exit Finance

Not only did our survey, the largest ever undertaken with SME property professionals like you, highlight the importance to you of speed, ease and certainty of finance, but also your need for transparency from your property project lender. ...

Property Finance by Property People: Why it’s now even more important (and advantageous) to have a lender who understands your needs

As a property professional undertaking property projects, you are critically important to the country in these times. You can be economically productive right now, and you can bring further economic productivity into the economy as the Covid-19 si...

Introducing AutoReinvest for SelfSelect Accounts

We are continuously evolving our popular AutoInvest product and we are delighted to announce the introduction of AutoReinvest for SelfSelect accounts.

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The New ISA Season is NOW with CrowdProperty

The new ISA season is now - use your £20,000 ISA allowance early to benefit from inflation-beating up to 8% tax-free secured returns.

‘ISA Season’ has traditionally been at the end of the personal tax year, in particular in March, w...

The CrowdProperty ISA Guide

The Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) is a very powerful proposition when used on first-charge secured property project lending with the rigour that CrowdProperty applies to all lending opportunities.

Download the CrowdProperty ISA Gui...

If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs: the opportunity in P2P during market turmoil

The headline is, of course, from Rudyard Kipling – though not the second part, for which we claim full responsibility.

Kipling’s advice is sound: we’re seeing a huge amount of destruction of value in markets. For the many who have their pen...

The CrowdProperty ISA

At CrowdProperty, lenders are able to hold investments in one or more of our accounts: Standard, ISA or Pension – ensuring we’re giving lenders as many tax-advantaged lending options as possible.

Innovative Finance ISAs were launche...

Helping developers like you to grow your property business quicker

CrowdProperty exists to provide a solution to two fundamental problems; SME property professionals struggling to access the finance they need, and investors receiving inferior rates of interest due to high overh...

The trend is your friend
Article 40 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The last blog looked at how funders’ faffing costs you a great deal of money, and how we can help. Below, we take an overview of some interesting market trends and how we are...

Time is money - and how we can help you save both
Article 39 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

We previously looked into our journey to date and how we’ve developed the lender proposition. Below, we explain how – pretty much literally – time is money, while the next bl...

Where are we now?
Article 38 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The previous blog looked at how the regulator is increasing investor protection, and what we’re doing to implement this. Below summarises our journey to date and how we’ve de...

A welcome addition to investor protection
Article 37 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The previous blog reviewed what we've learned since we started and how this has translated into a better proposition for borrowers. Below, we look at how the regulator is inc...

Reasons to be cheerful
Article 36 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

We previously explained the importance of small developers for the UK housing market, and how we support them. Here we look into how what we’ve learned since we started has t...

Brave new worlds: the vital role of SME developers
Article 35 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The last blog summarised CrowdProperty’s distinctive lending proposition. Below, we explain the importance of small developers for the UK housing market, and how we support t...

Tiger Woods doesn't play much tennis
Article 34 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

Previously, we took a look at what others say about CrowdProperty. This article looks at what that (positive) market perspective means for you, and next we’ll be explaining t...

The word on the street
Article 33 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The last blog explained how we’re positive on new developers with a good proposition. Below, we show what others say about CrowdProperty, and next we look at what that (posit...

There are (some) substitutes for experience
Article 32 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The last article explained CrowdProperty’s stretch finance proposition. Here, we look at our attitude to less experienced developers and next what third party experts say abo...

Stretching the point
Article 31 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty.

The previous article lifted the lid on our non-existent lender fees. This piece explains what stretch senior finance is, and how we operate it, and the next one will answer ...

CrowdProperty’s guarantee of no lender fees
Article 30 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

In the last article, we looked at the importance of strong and well proven origination of lending opportunities. Here, we take you through our lender fees (spoiler alert – th...

Deal flow is everything
Article 29 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The last article delved into the resurgent popularity of modular builds. Below, we analyse the importance of strong origination of loan opportunities. Next, we’ll take you th...

Prefabs sprout: how we fund modular housing
Article 28 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty.

In the last article, we reviewed CrowdProperty’s drawdown process. This blog focuses on the financing of modular housing, and next time, we’ll have a look at what others are...

Quick off the draw
Article 27 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty.

Previously, we explained how lenders can invest in CrowdProperty through their personal pension. This blog looks at how we deliver much needed speedy drawdowns to our borrow...

Sense and sensibility in pension investments
Article 26 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty.

The previous blog reviewed why it’s important to have independently verified data, and how we approach that. Below, we explain how you can invest in CrowdProperty through yo...

Don't trust us...
Article 25 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty.

We previously presented the experience of four satisfied borrowers. This article looks at why it’s so important to have independently verified performance data, and next we ...

By their deeds shall ye know them
Article 24 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

Last time we talked about why we think those funding property development need to be as up to speed with current trends as those actually doing the development. Here, four ...

Funding innovation
Article 23 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

In the previous blog, we gave an insight into how the P2P trade body safeguards the interests of platform customers. Here, we explain why we believe staying on top of the l...

Keeping good company
Article 22 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

We last looked at why you may wish to consider the Innovative Finance ISA for your CrowdProperty lending. Here we take an overview of how the P2P trade body safeguards the ...

It's always ISA season at CrowdProperty
Article 21 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

The previous article explained why liquidity for platforms is just as important as liquid is for fish. Below we examine the advantages of the Innovative Finance ISA, and ne...

Be like water, my friend: the importance of liquidity
Article 20 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

Previously, we reviewed the diverse sources of our loan capital. Below, why liquidity is so important for filling your loan. In the next article, we will look at what the P...

The importance of diverse sources of capital
Article 19 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

The last article took a detailed look at how we stress test our loan book. The diverse sources of our loan capital are reviewed below, and next we'll explain why liquidity ...

Crash test dummies: ensuring a resilient portfolio
Article 18 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, Property and CrowdProperty.

We recently looked at our virtuous circle in property lending. Below we get forensic on how we stress test our loan book, and the next post overviews the sources of our loan...

The virtuous circle of efficient property lending
Article 17 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

Previously, we lifted the lid on some of the hidden charges that less transparent lenders apply. Below, we explain how building an efficient process secures liquidity for b...

Don’t be a borrower tourist
Article 16 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

The last post explained how we charge borrowers and how we put transparency at the core to a long-term relationship. Following on from this, we uncover some of the hidden c...

Reassuringly inexpensive
Article 15 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

Previously, we looked at why sector expertise is so vital in property lending. Below we look at how we charge borrowers and how we put transparency at the core to a long-te...

Property expertise sits at the core of what we do
Article 14 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty. 

Following the last article on first-charge security for lenders, this looks at why property expertise is so vital in property lending. Next, we explain our borrower charges...

The last resort of first charge security
Article 13 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The last article explained the application process for borrowers. Below, we analyse the importance of first-charge security for le...

Experts in property offering a better deal for developers

At CrowdProperty, we deeply understand the frustrations that SME developers go through when trying to raise finance, as our founders have had the same experience themselves.

What is CrowdProperty?

CrowdProperty provides stret...

Brevity is the soul of… efficient loan applications
Article 12 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

Previously, we explained how we provide end-to-end support for our borrowers. This article takes a detailed dive into the application process for borrower, and in the next pi...

End-to-end expert support for borrowers
Article 11 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

In the last blog post, we took you through the different ways you can lend on the platform. Below, we explain how we provide end-to-end support for our borrowers, and next we...

Six ways to lend
Article 10 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

The previous article looked how we ensure we offer our lenders the best possible rate. Here, we explain the different ways you can lend on the platform, and next we’ll take a...

What rates we pay and why
Article 9 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

Article 8 explained which developments we lend to, in terms of property types and deal structures. Below, we explain how we ensure we offer our lenders the best possible rate,...

What we fund
Article 8 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

Article 7 covered our painstaking due-diligence process.  Below, we explain what sort of developments we lend to, in terms of property types and deal structures. In article 9,...

No such thing as luck: protecting your capital
Article 7 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, property and CrowdProperty

Article 6 explained some of the most significant measures applied in property develop, while this article lays out our due diligence process.  Article 8 will cover what sort o...

The comfort of numbers – and number geeks
Article 6 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, Property and CrowdProperty

In article 5, we explained the importance of transparency. This delves into what you can learn from decent disclosure – the important metrics – and next we explain our due-dil...

The importance of platform transparency
Article 5 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, Property and CrowdProperty

In article 4, we lifted the lid on our borrower proposition. This article looks at why it’s important that you know the fundamental figures of the lending platforms, and the n...

The borrower experience: we’ve walked in your shoes
Article 4 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, Property and CrowdProperty  

In article 3, we explained the benefits of CrowdProperty for lenders. Below we explain why CrowdProperty is a game changer for property professionals, allowing you to grow y...

Property lending with solid foundations
Article 3 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, Property and CrowdProperty

In article 2, we explained why CrowdProperty exists. Here we take a look at what it offers lenders, and in article 4, next, we lift the lid on our borrower proposition.

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Better solutions for Borrowers and Lenders
Article 2 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, Property and CrowdProperty

Following on from article 1 which explained why peer-to-peer lending even exists, in this second article in our extensive series of articles written to help you navigate the k...

The Edge of the Crowd
Article 1 in a series of 40 articles on P2P, Property and CrowdProperty

In the first article in our extensive series of articles written to help you navigate the key considerations in P2P, Property and CrowdProperty, we explain why peer-to-peer le...

Understanding the capital stack

SECURITY is the most important factor that should be considered when lending against anything, whatever the asset class. Property is a strong, reliable and in-demand asset class which, unlike future cashflows of a business or an individual, will a...

Leading the charge

ONE OF the things that defines CrowdProperty is its insistence on always holding first charge security on every one of its property projects. And for chief executive Mike Bristow, it is the only way to significantly reduce risk and deliver the bes...

CrowdProperty Hits Two Major Milestones

We are proud to announce that CrowdProperty has hit two more major milestones after fully funding the 92nd project on the CrowdProperty platform today. CrowdProperty has now funded the development of 600 Great British homes, worth over £100,000,00...

CrowdProperty – Trusted by Financial Institutions

We are delighted to announce that CrowdProperty has secured the backing of a major financial institution to lend up to £100 million of loan capital to our expertly curated property projects. This capital will be utilised over the coming 12-24 mont...

CrowdProperty Rate Adjustments for Even Higher Quality Loans

Our business has evolved, and so have our rates. But only ever for the better.

At CrowdProperty, we offer an outstanding service, allowing quality property professionals to raise finance and provide attractive returns for lenders, this is b...

CrowdProperty CEO, Mike Bristow: You should crowdfund your next property project

Our CEO, Michael Bristow, was interviewed by Michael Stenhouse on his excellent Inside Property Investing podcast discussing CrowdProperty and Proptech.

You can listen to the podcast at: www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/podcast-crowdfunding-...

Become an ISA millionaire with CrowdProperty

The benefit of receiving a higher rate on the accumulation of your tax-free ISA pot is staggering.

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Saving for something special? Use Your ISA allowance now with CrowdProperty

To make the most of your savings, you need to invest your money in projects which are working just as hard as you are.

If yo...

Make your ISA funds work harder via the CrowdProperty ISA

The end of the tax year is approaching fast. Each tax year, you have an annual ISA allowance of £20,000. This includes the Innovative Finance ISA, introduced in 2016...

CrowdProperty - Mad March

Following our borrower manager’s, Tom Edmunds, initiative to run the 18-mile round trip to work every day for a month, we have decided to declare March ‘Mad March’. As part of ‘Mad March’ as a team we have made a commitment to go out of our way to...

CROWDPROPERTY HITS THREE MAJOR LANDMARKS: 500 GREAT BRITISH HOMES FUNDED WORTH £80,000,000 HAVING LENT £30,000,000

We’re pleased to announce that CrowdProperty today moved through three major landmarks after fully funding the 70th project on the CrowdProperty platform. CrowdProperty has now funded the...

CROWDPROPERTY SHORTLISTED FOR TWO PROPERTY AWARDS

CrowdProperty has been shortlisted in two categories at the forthcoming Property Awards 2019, in the Financier/Lender of the Year and Proptech Innovator of the Year categories.

The shortlisting for the awards – which are organised by presti...

CrowdProperty - Our year in review

2018 was a big year for CrowdProperty... together let's build an even bigger 2019 for you.

We have proudly funded 486 Great British homes worth £75,000,000 by lending over £27,000,000 to property professionals. Having tripled lending in 20...

What if the worst happens
THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPENSATION SCHEME AND INSOLVENCY CONTINGENCY FOR P2P

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the fund of “last resort” if a financial firm goes bust.  It is funded by the financial services industry and will p...

CrowdProperty & St Basils – Tackling Homelessness Together

CrowdProperty has now funded the development of 486 Great British homes although we are just beginning our journey to unlock a material level of much needed housing supply throughout the country. There are other ways we can help people who need ho...

HOW SECURE IS SECURED?

Peer-to-peer lending platforms use a range of approaches to protect their investors’ loans, including different levels of security, expertise and due diligence. CrowdProperty has developed an industry-leading, three-tier security system, The Crowd...

THE GROWTH AND WORKINGS OF PEER-TO-PEER LENDING

Peer-to-peer lending started in the USA in 2005 and today has grown into a multi-billion pound industry across the world.  In the UK, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending businesses emerged about 10 years ago, bringing borrowers and lenders together directl...

CROWDPROPERTY HITS £1,000,000 INTEREST PAID TO LENDERS

CrowdProperty, the specialist property peer-to-peer lender, has now paid out over £1,000,000 in interest to lenders in a total of £12,000,000 paid back, continuing its 100% capital and interest payback track record.

CrowdProperty has proudl...

WHY IS CROWDPROPERTY DIFFERENT?

In light of recent developments in the peer-to-peer lending market, we felt it important to highlight some key differences in CrowdProperty's (www.crowdproperty.com) approach to property development finance that...

CROWDPROPERTY SURPASSES £10M REPAID TO LENDERS

CrowdProperty has now repaid over £10,000,000 to lenders, continuing its 100% capital and interest payback track record.

The £10,088,967 paid back includes £9,221,876 capital and £867,091 ...

WE'VE FUNDED OUR 50TH PROJECT... MAKING IT 392 GREAT BRITISH HOMES

CrowdProperty is proud to announce the funding of its 50th project, having today completed the £867,000 raise on a 24-bedroom House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Somerset, 20 minutes drive from the Hinkley Point Power S...

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