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Property Investment Platform Propio Now Seeking £300,000 Through Crowdcube Round

Propio, a UK-based property investment platform, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £300,000. Founded in 2016, and launched in 2017, Propio describes itself as a the home of the Property ISA.  Its platform notably combines decades of property expertise with… Read More

Israel Securities Authority Outlines Recommended Regulatory Approach for Digital Assets

Last week, a committee at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) investigating the applicability of regulation pertaining to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and digital assets submitted their final report. The Committee was first established in August of 2017 during the height of the ICO boom. The… Read More

RateSetter Reported ISA Exceeded Expectation in First Year By Attracting £175 Million of Subscriptions

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter recently announced its ISA has exceeded expectations in its first year, having attracted £175 million of subscriptions, and currently accounts for one-fifth of the platform’s £830 million funds under management. RateSetter unveiled its ISA in February 2018. It allows investments in peer-to-peer loans to… Read More

Zopa’s Latest Report Reveals 1 in 3 Brits in the Dark on Cash ISA Rate

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Wednesday its new research revealed that millions of people across the UK do not know the rate of interest on their Cash ISA, which means billions of pounds are potentially languishing in accounts earning little or no interest… Read More

Perspective: Student Loans Have Failed American Students, What About Income Share Agreements? [u]

Postsecondary education in America is at a crossroads. With 44 million Americans who owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, delinquency and defaults ruining the financial future of millions of individuals, and students on the financial hook for paying for something that might not deliver… Read More

Israel Securities Authority Set to Establish Fintech Innovative Hub

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) announced on Monday it is establishing a regulatory Innovation Fintech Hub. According to the ISA, this new initiative is aimed at promoting common discourse between the organization and relevant players in fintech. The organization also encourages fintech companies and entrepreneurs to… Read More

CapitalRise Touts “Fastest Fund to Date”, Fueled by ISA Investment Surge

CapitalRise.com, the online property finance marketplace, has successfully closed Farrier’s Way, its fastest investment raise to date, with two-thirds of investors using the ISA to benefit from tax free returns. The investment proved incredibly popular and the full amount of £1.4 million was funded by… Read More

Israel Interim Report on Cryptocurrency: Not Considered to be Securities

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has published their interim report on cryptocurrencies. The document was present to Chairman of the ISA, Anat Gueta, yesterday. The document is a product of an inter-departmental Committee that was established last August to research cryptocurrencies. The report includes a… Read More

Changing Tide: Israel Securities Authority Chair Looks to Embrace Initial Coin Offerings

At the beginning of 2018, a new Chair took over at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). Anat Guetta took over the executive position from Shmuel Hauser. Recently, Guetta has indicated a more welcoming approach when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto in general…. Read More

Assetz Capital Announces New Website & Refresh Branding While Prepping For Upcoming ISA Debut

On Thursday, online lending platform Assetz Capital announced the launch of its new website and “refreshed” brand just ahead of its upcoming Assetz Capital ISA. The online lender announced in its latest blog post: According to the lender, the new website has been designed to… Read More

Head of Israel Securities Authority Says No to Bitcoin Listings, But Sees Promise in Initial Coin Offerings

Shmuel Hauser, the Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority, published a statement today addressing Fintech, Bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings, in an extended comment on regulations and the changing financial landscape. Hauser stated; “From a regulator perspective, we want make sure that Fintech will not… Read More

Zopa News: Users May Now Automatically Redirect Repayments Into An ISA

Earlier this week, online lending platform Zopa announced that users may now set their repayments to automatically move into an ISA. The lender reported this means that users may gradually move their Zopa money into an ISA without having to sell loans and pay fees… Read More

Funding Circle Announces ISA Is On The Way

Online lending platform Funding Circle announced on Thursday that it is set to roll out its ISA on November 30th (next Thursday) to all current investors. The lender reported that the ISA launch means that investors will soon be able to earn “attractive, stable returns tax-free.” Funding… Read More

Zopa Updates Users on Improving Loan Sale Times Progress

UK-based online lender Zopa announced on Friday updates on improving loan sale times progress, rebate period and ISA transfer-in. Senior Developer at Zopa, Joe Hutchinson, explained that he and his team are working non-stop to improve on the loan sales times. He explained: “We saw major… Read More

Lending Works Announcement: £8.8 Million Has Been Invested In ISA Account Since February 2017 Launch

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works announced on Wednesday £8.8 million has been invested into the company’s Individual Savings Account (ISA) since its launch on February 8th. The online lender claims to be the first member in the peer-to-peer lending industry to launch its ISA. Lending Works… Read More

Landbay Launches Property-Backed ISA

UK peer-to-peer lending platform, Landbay, has officially launched its property-backed ISA investment. This news comes just a little over a month after the lender was granted ISA manager status by HMRC. The Landbay team stated: “The Property‐Backed ISA is the latest in our line of… Read More

Lending Works Reopens Window for ISA Contributions

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works announced on Friday it has reopened the window for ISA contributions. The platform claimed it is the first P2PFA member to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) last week and filled its first ISA tranche of £2.5 million within 24… Read More

P2P Lender Landbay Granted ISA Manager Status By HMRC

Peer-to-peer lending platform Landbay announced on Monday it was granted ISA Manager Status by HMRC. This news comes less than a month after the lender received full authorization from the FCA for peer to peer lending. The Landbay team stated that status will clear the way for the… Read More

LendingCrowd Preps IFISA for Q1 2017, Highlights 2016 Accomplishments

LendingCrowd, a UK alternative finance lender to the SME market, is readying to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) during Q1 of 2017, said to be one of the first launched in the UK alternative finance sector. The launch follows a record year for LendingCrowd during which it… Read More

Here is HMRC Draft Guidance on ISAs and Crowdfunding

Here is an interesting document that recently popped up. HM Revenue & Customs Guidance Notes for ISA Managers: Draft Crowdfunding.  According to the document, “this version of the ISA Guidance Notes for Managers provides guidance on the rules to be applied from 1 November 2016,… Read More

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