Investing with LendingCrowd
LendingCrowd offers investors the opportunity to lend to UK businesses and earn interest rates starting at 5.95%*. Remember your capital is at risk when you invest.
Sign Up As An Investor
Becoming an investor is easy. Create your account and complete the verification check using your passport or driving licence.
Choose your account
LendingCrowd offers a range of accounts for different ways to invest:
- The Self Select Account lets you choose your own investments
- The Growth Account (target rate 6%**) invests your funds and repayments for you in a diversified loan portfolio
- The IFISA (target rate 6%**) allows you to invest using a Growth Account with tax-free earnings
Read more about the different accounts here.
Transfer Your Funds
Whichever account you choose, you need to add funds to your account before you can get started. You can do this by debit card or bank transfer.
Invest in UK Businesses
If you’ve opened a Self Select Account you can choose your investments in our Loan Market, where there are two types of loans listed.
- New loans are put into an auction where investors choose how much they’d like to lend and at what interest rate.
- Existing loans - you can buy loans from other investors on our Loan Market. There is no bidding involved and you can invest instantly.
If you’ve opened a Growth Account or an IFISA, once your funds are credited to your account, they will be invested on your behalf in at least 20 loans across our Loan Market. You’ll be invested in a diversified portfolio of loans, with no more than 5% of your money invested in any one loan.
Your Investments Repay Monthly
When you invest with a Self Select Account, you’ll receive monthly repayments of capital and interest from each of the businesses you’ve lent to. You can then reinvest this money into other loans to keep earning returns.
Repayments into a Growth Account or IFISA will be automatically reinvested into other loans for you, continuously diversifying your investment portfolio and ensuring that your money keeps working for you.
* Your capital is at risk when you invest with LendingCrowd. LendingCrowd and its products are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
** The 6% target rate is variable, net of ongoing management fees and estimated bad debt but before the 1% withdrawal fee.
or learn more about how we make our Loan Decisions.
Low minimum investment
Easy account opening
Low, transparent fees
Diversify your portfolio
*Remember, your capital is at risk
Types of Investment
Innovative Finance ISA
Pay no personal taxes on your returns and get an automatically diversified loan portfolio. Target rate 6% p.a.**
Self Select Account
Invest in loans you choose through our Loan Market to stay in control of your investment. Average returns over 8%*
Invest quickly and simply in a diversified loan portfolio with all repayments reinvested. Target rate 6% p.a.**