Investment manager Downing LLP is pleased to announce the launch of a new Bond on its crowdfunding platform, Downing Crowd, paying 7.6% p.a. interest to investors by lending £10m to projects across the UK’s reserve power market.
Downing Crowd, the bond platform owned by investment manager Downing LLP, has launched a new offer of interest 2% p.a. on all cash held in its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) accounts until 30th June 2018.
The DDF Property Bond aims to help address the lack of financing for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) property developers, while offering investors a fixed term, fixed returns and a degree of diversification across a range of property developments.
Crowd Bonds, a type of debt-based crowdfunding, are gaining traction in the healthcare investment sector with a particular focus on high quality care homes, according to crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd.
Crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd has been named 2017 Best Investment Platform from a strong shortlist of competitors at this year’s Growth Investor Awards.
The Downing Crowd platform has launched two brand new Regular Access Crowd Bonds, some of the first of their kind in the crowdfunding market, designed to offer investors attractive returns without having to lock away their money for a long period of time.
As the crowdfunding community awaits the arrival of the FCA’s review of current regulations for the sector, Downing Crowd’s Julia Groves looks at what she believes consumers and the sector really need from the regulator and if this will match up with reality…
Oakman Property Ltd, the new owner of the historic Royal Foresters pub site in Berkshire, is seeking to raise £2.5 million through crowdfunding platform, Downing Crowd.
Hedderwick Ltd, the owner of recently opened Royston-based high quality pub restaurant Banyers House, is raising £1.87m million through crowdfunding platform, Downing Crowd.
Crowdfunding platform, Downing Crowd, has successfully raised £1.25m to fund its first ever hydro Bond for a newly opened ‘run-of-river’ power station developed by Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited in Argyll, Scotland.
Downing Crowd has just announced its latest Crowd Bond – a fundraise of £2.7 million into Alternate Energies, a solar project in Colchester.
In fact, Crowd Bonds are a simple type of securitised investment and, provided investors fully understand the relevant risks compared to savings accounts, they can potentially offer attractive returns in the current climate of low interest rates and rising inflation. Read the article
To me, risk is not a dirty word. There is no such thing as investment without risk. That’s what we call savings, though with interest rates this low, in real terms, you are losing money when any interest payments are less than the rate of inflation. The challenge is to understand what the risks are, and whether they are worth taking for the potential return on offer. Read the article
Groves remarked that her firm engage in due dilligence of the firms seeking to raise capital, and if investors lose their capital or are not paid the coupon promised, then Downing will not be paid its fee. Read the article