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ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
Interest Rate Earn an estimated 8.70% APR on your investments
  • Term: 1 - 5 Years
  • Invest From: £10

Why we like it: Crowd2Fund’s Finance ISA is designed to make it easier for savers to invest while managing a diversified portfolio. You can transfer existing ISAs (Crowd2Fund will help you do this) and earn an estimated 8.7% APR* return tax free.

  • Currently 0% platform default rate
  • Access to your capital
  • EIS, SEIS & IFISA tax relief
  • Balance your level of risk
  • *Capital at risk
  • Peer to peer lending is not covered by the FSCS

Peer to Peer Growth IFISA

from Lending Crowd

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Interest Rate 6.00% target return
  • Term: No Fixed Term
  • Invest From: £1000

Why we like it: 

Cashback offer: £200 cashback for any investments over £5,000. Open to new and existing customers. Ends 2nd January 2018

Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA) are the new way to invest tax-free. Just like Cash and Stocks & Shares ISAs, you can invest up to £20,000 each tax year, and you don’t need to pay any personal taxes on your earnings. Lending Crowd will automatically diversify your funds across at least 20 loans through their Loan Market, with no more than 5% of your funds invested in any one loan. All repayments will be automatically reinvested.

  • No income tax or capital gains tax to pay on your profits
  • No fixed term, hold for as long as you wish
  • Also accepts ISA transfers from previous year's ISA's
  • Investments are automatically diversified across multiple business loans
  • The target rate is variable, net of ongoing management fees, estimated bad debt and before the 1% withdrawal fee
  • Capital is at risk
  • Must be aged 18 or older
  • Peer to peer lending is not covered by the FSCS

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Downing Crowd Peer 2 Peer IFISA

from Downing LLP

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Interest Rate 5.68% target return
  • Term: typically 1 – 5 years
  • Invest From: £100

Why we like it:

Downing is a long-established, FCA-authorised investment manager that brings over 25 years’ investment experience to debt-based crowdfunding. We launched the Downing Crowd platform in March 2016 and since then have raised over £40 million to support the growth of smaller UK companies, and repaid investors some £16 million of capital and £1 million interest (as at December 2017). To help manage risk, our Crowd Bonds are secured against existing assets, which means that if a borrower defaults on the bond, Downing, as security trustee, has the right to take control and use the net proceeds to repay some or all of the investors’ capital and interest.

Our monitoring fee is contingent on investors receiving their capital and interest being repaid in full.

Downing Crowd was recently awarded Best Investment Platform at the 2017 Growth Investor Awards, November 2017.

UK investors in Crowd Bonds can also now earn tax-free interest with our Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Capital at risk.

  • Tax-free interest on your investments through the IFISA
  • A range of fixed-term bonds to choose from
  • Downing’s fee is contingent on investors getting their capital and interest back in full
  • Capital at risk and returns not guaranteed
  • No FSCS deposit protection
  • Must be UK resident and over 18 years

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Peer to Peer IF ISA

from Landbay

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Interest Rate 3.75% annualised expected return
  • Term: Up to 5 Years
  • Invest From: £5000

Why we like it: The Property‐Backed ISA is the latest in Landbay's peer‐to‐peer investments following the introduction of the Innovative Finance ISA from HM Treasury in 2016. A Landbay ISA investment is the same as a Classic investment with a tax‐free wrapper

  • No ongoing fees or investment fees
  • Also accepts ISA transfers from previous year's ISA's
  • Investments are automatically diversified across multiple buy-to-let mortgages
  • SPECIAL OFFER: For every £5,000 invested you will receive a £50 voucher to spend at John Lewis online – up to a maximum voucher value of £200
  • Sell your investment on the secondary market at any time, subject to Landbay's ability to reallocate your invested loan parts
  • Landbay's Reserve Fund exists in case a borrower misses a payment or defaults. To date they've had none
  • Capital is at risk and returns may be higher or lower
  • Must be aged 18 or older
  • Peer to peer lending is not covered by the FSCS

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Peer to peer ISA

With an Innovative Finance ISA savers using peer-to-peer lending platforms benefit from the tax-advantageous nature of ISAs.

Peer to peer lending, also known as P2P lending, is way in which savers can lend money directly to borrowers, getting rid of the middle man and potentially benefiting from a better interest return on their investment.

The new Innovative Finance ISA allows savers to put their peer to peer investments in a tax-efficient wrapper so they can achieve tax-free returns on the interest earned from their investment. There are a range of different Peer to Peer Lending Platforms that offer Innovative Finance ISAs that allow you to lend to borrowers, so it is wise to shop around and consider which is best for you.

There is a risk with peer to peer back lending that you will get back less than you originally invested and peer-to-peer lending is not currently protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

How the Innovative Finance ISA works

The ISA allows individuals to get tax-free returns on their investments in Financial Conduct Authority regulated and approved P2P lending platforms, which are typically available online, these platforms allow you to invest in various types  of borrower seeking various loan types  such as; personal loans, business loans and property loans.

The Innovative Finance ISA is its own distinct category of ISA, meaning savers can open other types of ISA as well such as a Cash ISA or Investment ISA; however it is important to remember to break up your allowance between the accounts so you do not exceed it.


In order to be eligible for an Innovative finance ISA you need to be:

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • A UK resident and tax payer

There is not currently a Junior Innovative Finance ISA plan. 

Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.

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