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.
**The current estimated return is an estimate of the annual (October 2015 to October 2016) return after fees and estimated bad debts that investors could earn. It is calculated by taking the gross interest rate less fees and estimated bad debts that will occur in the future. The average return is compounded and before tax.
***Investors can earn between 5.95% and 12.25% or more based upon LendingCrowd’s Credit Bands. Interest rates are guided by the credit grading allocated to each loan in which you choose to invest. Higher risk investments may yield greater returns but can also lead to lower returns if the business is not able to fully repay its debts. This is known as Bad Debt. To know more about Credit Bands and how this is related to investment returns, visit the How it works page.