LandlordInvest, having recently been approved as an ISA manger by the Board of HM Revenue & Customs, has become the first peer-to-peer lending platform to offer a property-backed Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).
LandlordInvest’s property-backed IFISA lets savers invest up to £15,240 in the current tax year (rising to £20,000 in the next tax year) in peer-to-peer loans secured by residential property, and with the ability to earn tax-free returns between 5-12% per annum.
It is the first property-backed IFISA ever made available to UK savers, and it is expected to be a valuable addition to any well-diversified portfolio, especially in the current low rate environment.
Filip Karadaghi, LandlordInvest’s chief executive, said: “This is a historic moment for LandlordInvest and UK savers. Our property-backed IFISA provides savers with the first opportunity to access one of the UK’s best performing asset classes, residential property, held in a tax-free wrapper.
“Our property-backed IFISA may offer savers higher returns than offered by Cash ISAs, and without exposure to or correlation with the volatile stock markets.
“We believe that the property-backed IFISA will broaden the appeal for peer-to-peer lending and advance it towards becoming a mainstream asset class.”