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UK Bond Network Launches Innovative Finance ISA

  UK Bond Network (UKBN), the alternative finance provider in secured corporate bonds, has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) following regulatory approval. UKBN became fully authorized by the FCA in November 2016 and in January 2017, was awarded ISA manager status by HMRC. UK Bond… Read More

Downing Crowd Pounds Table on Tax Year End and IFISA Options

The Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) is a new investment vehicle that remains relatively underutilized. As we wrote yesterday, one platform estimated that about 50% of the UK market is totally unaware of the retirement saving option. As we near the 2016/2017 tax year end, IFISA… Read More

What’s an IFISA? Many UK Investors Don’t Have a Clue

The Innovative Finance ISA or IFISA was has been pitched as a good investment option for savers.  The new retirement vehicle allows individuals to invest in peer to peer lending assets that may provide a better risk-adjusted return for investors. There is a growing number… Read More

Crowd for Angels Launches First Crowd Bonds for IFISA

Crowd for Angels announced on Wednesday it launched its first “crowd bonds,”  which are described as specially created secured, high-interest products that are eligible for its new Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Introduced by the government in April last year, the IFISA allows investors to earn… Read More

Readying for Prop-X, Global Alternatives Appoints Brendan Bradley as Non-Executive Chairman

Global Alternatives, an owner-operator of marketplaces for alternative investments,  announced the appointment of Brendan Bradley as Non-Executive Chairman as it prepares to launch Prop-X, a cross-border property trading exchange. All securities originated by Global Alternatives’ Property Crowd platform will be listed on the exchange, along with private equity… Read More

CEO of BondMason Cautions on Innovative Finance ISAs Questioning the FCA Approval Process

The Innovative Finance ISA or IFISA has been heralded by many in the P2P lending sector as a boon for the industry. Investors now have the ability to participate in P2P loans while benefiting from the tax deferred nature of ISAs. Yet the Financial Conduct… Read More

UK Lending Platform RebuildingSociety Awarded Full FCA Authorization, May Now Offer Innovative Finance ISA

rebuildingsociety.com has been awarded full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority in recognition of our compliance with sector-specific regulations, according to its blog. Authorization means that the platform meets FCA standards and may now offer the Innovative Finance ISA.  Accepting loan applications in September 2012, UK-based… Read More

LendingCrowd Launches Innovative Finance ISA

LendingCrowd, one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative finance lenders to the SME market, announced on Thursday it launched one of the first Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) by a peer-to-peer lender with a target rate of return of 6% a year. The online lender revealed that with… Read More

Lending Works Launches Innovative Finance ISA

Lending Works has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). The peer to peer lender says it is the “first: major UK platform to offer the IFISA. The IFISA is a new category of ISA set up exclusively for peer to peer lending investment. The IFISA… Read More

Will the UK Retain the Fintech Crown? Gillian Roche Saunders Provides Unique Update on Regulatory Review & UK Fintech Ecosystem

The United Kingdom has dominated the Fintech sector globally.  Starting with innovations in capital formation from crowdfunding and peer to peer lending platforms, the UK has fostered an impressive ecosystem of Fintech entrepreneurs. While a culture of innovation and risk-taking has been vital to this… Read More

UK Bond Network Receives FCA Approval to Offer IFISAs

UK Bond Network, an alternative finance provider that specializes in structuring and distributing investment opportunities in secured corporate bonds has been authorized by the FCA and HMRC  as an ISA manager. The approval now allows the platform to offer the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Announced in… Read More

Abundance’s First IFISA Offer Already at 82% of its Goal for Swindon Solar Project

Abundance Investment (formerly AbundanceGeneration) has been partnering with Swindon Chapel Farm Solar since early last month to offer individuals a way to invest in renewable energy.  The Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) option also offers folks looking for an alternative savings account an option to earn higher… Read More

P2P: CEO & Founder Maule Comments on UK Bond Network’s FCA Approval

The P2P bond platform UK Bond Network received full authorization as a financial services provider from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The approval marks the end of a several months’ review in which the company’s processes, systems, policies, levels of compliance and risk management have undergone… Read More

The Innovative Finance ISA is Available Today, Meanwhile Some Large P2P Platforms Wait for FCA Approval

The UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry has been waiting for this day for quite some time. The Innovative Finance ISA (IF ISA) is now available to savers across the country representing a new investment option promoted as driving superior risk adjusted returns for investors.  With… Read More

Crowdstacker Releases Innovative Finance ISA Details for April 6 Launch

Crowdstacker is one of the elite few peer to peer lending platforms that has received the stamp of approval by the FCA as a fully regulated platform.  While other P2P platforms will follow, Crowdstacker will be ready to go next week as the Innovative Finance… Read More

Assetz Capital Updates on Innovative Finance ISA Plans

The Innovative Finance ISA (IF ISA) becomes actionable for all UK savers next month and the peer to peer industry is moving rapidly to embrace the new investment vehicle. Assetz Capital, has announced its plans for the IF ISA. According to Assetz Capital management, both… Read More

Officially Launched: Goji is Ready for IF ISA, Receives Funding from Cocoon Wealth

Goji, a platform that aggregates peer to peer lending investment opportunities including the forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA, has announced its “official” launch as the new IF ISA is set to hit hit the marketplace. Goji states that P2P lenders Landbay, ArchOver and Assetz Capital are… Read More

Making the CutOff: Abundance is Approved to Offer Innovative Finance ISA

While many of the larger peer to peer lending platforms remain in limbo as to whether or not they will make the April 6th launch date for the Innovative Finance ISA (IF ISA), Abundance will be one of the first to offer the newly minted… Read More

Lending Works Prepares for April 6th Innovative Finance ISA. Sees Crucial Investment Opportunity for Savers

Lending Works is hoping to launch their IFISA product on April 6th, just like most other peer to peer lending platforms. They too, like many others, are awaiting final approval by the FCA to offer the new saving vehicle. According to Lending Works, current regulation… Read More

Will Big P2P Lenders Be Regulated in Time for the Innovative Finance ISA?

The forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) launches on April 6, 2016.  This new savings vehicle is expected to drive value for both investors and peer to peer lenders alike.  For investors, the benefit is a better risk-adjusted return. All peer to peer lenders deliver far… Read More