CapitalRise reports doubling of IFISA volumes in the last year

By Oliver Smith on Tuesday 21 April 2020

Alternative Lending

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CapitalRise reports doubling of IFISA volumes in the last year
Image source: Uma Rajah/CapitalRise.

Property investment platform CapitalRise saw a more than doubling in the volume of Innovative Finance ISAs being set up by investors last year.

CEO and co-founder Uma Rajah said the number of IFISAs being started on CapitalRise had risen 103 per cent during the 2019 to 2020 tax year.

“We are thrilled with the continued popularity of our IFISA, which remains strong during these uncertain times,” she said.

CapitalRise attributes the growth to the ever-slipping interest rates especially on cash ISAs which at some banks have fallen as low as 0.24 per cent.

“With the recent interest rate reductions made by the Bank of England and the volatility in the stock markets decreasing the appeal of Cash ISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs to many customers, the IFISA is standing out as a very attractive option for investors,” said Rajah.

In January CapitalRise announced that it had returned £27m to its investors since launching in 2016, with an average return of 9.4 per cent.

The platform has provided more than £50m of development financing across £330m of prime property, and was named “Best Alternative Finance Provider” recently at the 2020 British Bank Awards.

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