As an investor, it’s important to remember you’re lending to businesses so your capital is at risk. Borrowers need to be mindful that defaulting might lead to the debt being passed to an agency for collection. LendingCrowd and its products are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
**This is the estimated annual return that investors could earn. It’s calculated by taking the gross interest rate less fees and estimated bad debts that could occur in the future. The average return is compounded and before tax. Find out how we calculate actual returns.
***Investors can lend at rates between 5.95% and 16.25% based on LendingCrowd’s Credit Bands. Interest rates are guided by the credit grading allocated to each loan. Higher risk investments may yield greater returns but can also lead to lower returns if the business can’t fully repay its debts. This is known as bad debt. Find out more at our Risk matters page.