Our aim is to allow investors the opportunity to participate in the above average returns associated with alternative finance and sub-prime lending. We say "sub-prime" because many of our borrowers come to us when they can't get finance from elsewhere: they may have a bad credit score, or an outstanding county court judgement, or previously been declared bankrupt. So long as the collateral on which the loan is secured is sufficient to cover the loan, and there is a convincing reason why the borrower is in the position they are, we will offer the loan to our investors.
All loans are posted on our platform for funding with details of the security. Interest rates vary, depending on the risk of each loan. Most offer 12-13% per annum. However, those with a low risk may pay as little as 10% whereas we may go up to 15% for riskier or more complex loans. Bonus rates are often available for larger single investments in a loan (usually in excess of £10,000).
The loan period is always 6 months. However, the borrower may repay early - in which case investors are paid up to the date of repayment. Once the loan is repaid, interest and capital are returned to the investor’s account, and can then be withdrawn or reinvested. If the borrower decides to renew by paying interest, investors can choose to rollover their investment into the renewal.
No investment is without risk. However, FundingSecure manages this by restricting the loan to value (LTV) to 70%. We do not use the borrowers' credit scores as part of our lending criteria, as we rely on the underlying asset as security. We do, however, perform background checks on our borrowers and rigorous due diligence on ownership and title. In the event of a default, for pawn loans we sell the asset at auction, and for bridging loans we appoint a receiver. Interest continues to accrue until the asset is sold.
Despite this, investors should not take past performance as a guide for future performance. Investors should always review each loan carefully and decide on whether the risk vs reward proposition is acceptable to them.
If you want to sell off your investment before the end of the loan term, we have a secondary market within the investors' section where our members can buy and sell investments.
Once you have registered and are investing, we have bonuses available for referring other investors to the site.
We are in the process of getting authorisation and developing tools so you can use your own pensions or ISAs to invest in out loans - earning you even more! Our registered users will be the first to know when ISAs are available.
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