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The Growth Account is ideal if you’re looking for a quick and simple way to invest in peer-to-peer lending. It offers a target rate of 6%* a year and your investment is automatically diversified across a portfolio of credit-assessed small business loans. 

At a glance:

Minimum investment £1,000

Target rate of return: 6%* a year

No fixed term — full or partial withdrawals at any time

No investment decisions to make

*As an investor, it's important to remember you're lending to businesses so your capital is at risk. The 6% target rate is variable, net of ongoing management fees, estimated bad debt and before the 1% withdrawal fee. LendingCrowd and its products are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Returns

We designed the LendingCrowd Growth Account to make peer-to-peer investing simple by building a diverse loan portfolio for you. The longer you hold the account, the more diverse your portfolio will become, as the account invests in new loans on your behalf.

The majority of our Growth Account investors have portfolios of more than 100 loans after four months. Remember that diversification is key to mitigating risk.

By taking this diversified and balanced approach, investors in the Growth Account have achieved an average return of 8.5% before tax – higher than the target rate of 6% – as shown in the chart below. This shows the annualised return for all current LendingCrowd Growth Accounts that have been open for at least three months.

This return, which does not include promotions, is calculated after all fees and bad debts have been deducted. Find out how we calculate returns.

Please remember that your capital is at risk when lending to businesses, and past performance is not a guide to future performance. Your returns may be higher or lower than those shown here.

How it works

The Growth Account makes peer-to-peer lending simple for investors. You don’t need to choose which loans to invest in. Instead, we spread your investment across at least 20 different loans through the LendingCrowd Loan Market. No more than 5% of your funds will be invested in any one loan. All repayments will be automatically reinvested.

This approach gives you a balanced portfolio of loan investments that aims to produce a net annual return of 6%*, after management fees and estimated bad debts have been deducted.

If you want to earn tax-free returns on your LendingCrowd Growth account, why not open a LendingCrowd Growth ISA?

Accessing your money

You can cash in all or part of your Growth Account balance at any time, but you must have at least £1,000 invested to meet your target rate of return and continue reinvesting in loans.

If you want to withdraw your funds, you can sell investments on our Loan Market. There’s a 1% fee for all withdrawals. The time taken to access your funds depends on how quickly your holdings are sold. The ability to sell your investments depends on other investors buying your loans.

It's easy to get started

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Open an account

It’s fast and simple to do online


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Add funds to your account

You must pay in at least £1,000 to start investing in loans and you can add to this at any time


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Watch your investment grow

Keep up to date with your account activity on your Account page


Create your account

For peer-to-peer investing made simple with a target rate of return of 6%*, open a LendingCrowd Growth Account today

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As an investor, it’s important to remember you’re lending to businesses so your capital is at risk. The 6% target rate is variable, net of ongoing management fees, estimated bad debt and before the 1% withdrawal fee. LendingCrowd and its products are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. 

If you invest through LendingCrowd you should understand that your capital is at risk.

LendingCrowd is the trading name of Edinburgh Alternative Finance Limited, Company Number SC468392, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 670991). LendingCrowd and its products are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Read more about the risk involved when investing and borrowing.

LendingCrowd is a credit broker and not a lender.

The company's registered office is 23 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7DX.

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