Are you an optimist or a pessimist in Property Crowdfunding?
Posted on 25/05/2020 16:42:20
Richard Knight
Investing in property via Alternative Finance platforms like CrowdLords is a highly nuanced form of investing and even things such as what makes an attractive investment opportunity can relate directly to your personality.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist in Property Crowdfunding?
Need a hand with puzzling alternative finance jargon?
Posted on 25/09/2019 11:17:41
Richard Knight
If you've recently become involved in Alternative Finance or Property Crowdfunding, reading about things that you don't necessarily understand can be frustrating. Articles can be riddled with jargon, so to make good investment decisions, you need to be able to understand its meaning. Read here all you need to know!
Need a hand with puzzling alternative finance jargon?
Seven myths and one truth about Property Crowdfunding
Posted on 23/04/2020 16:06:23
Richard Knight
Property Crowdfunding has been known to split opinion. Whilst it continues to increase in popularity, democratising property investment and offering potentially high returns, sceptics still have their reservations. But, are they fair? Let's address six topics that are commonly cited as the "negatives" of Property Crowdfunding.
Six myths and one truth about Property Crowdfunding
Understanding Loan to Value (LTV) - Part II
Posted on 08/04/2020 17:46:19
Richard Knight
There's no clear line that separates a high-risk investment from a low-risk one, and risk can be a very personal thing based on your financial circumstances, goals and appetite for risk. However, we recommend that investors look at LTVs as an indication of the relative risk, but it doesn't tell the whole story.
Understanding Loan to Value (LTV) - Part II
Understanding Loan to Value (LTV) - Part I
Posted on 06/04/2020 11:34:46
Richard Knight
In this series we'll be looking at understanding LTV (Loan to Value), how it changes throughout a development project, how it is different from the LTGDV (Loan to Gross Development Value), and how LTV changes during the investment.
Understanding Loan to Value (LTV) - Part I
Construction workers given the green light to work despite the Coronavirus pandemic
Posted on 03/04/2020 13:20:15
Richard Knight
As more and more people are staying at home and working remotely to stop the Coronavirus from spreading further, construction workers were initially told to carry on as normal.
Construction workers facing the Coronavirus conundrum
Is Coronavirus likely to slow down growth in the UK's property market?
Posted on 26/03/2020 10:48:18
Richard Knight
With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) having caused such an effect all over the world, the UK's property market will have to brace itself for another bout of black skies after the Brexit lull. Read our article and find out.
Is Coronavirus likely to slow down growth in the UK's property market?
How the decline of UK's High Streets is opening the way for UK property developers
Posted on 27/03/2020 11:57:53
Richard Knight
Over the last two decades since the phenomenon of shopping online became more accessible, people have been deserting British High Streets up and down the country in droves. As a result, the commercial property market has found itself plunged into a crisis.
How the decline of Britain's High Streets is opening the way for UK property developers
Who should you turn to for investment advice before Property Crowdfunding?
Posted on 12/02/2020 11:23:35
Richard Knight
Nowadays, there are many different sources from where people can seek financial advice or consultation. However, with so many options available, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly where to start. So, who should you turn to for investment advice before making important financial decisions?
Who should you turn to for investment advice before Property Crowdfunding?
Is property crowdfunding a viable way to get onto the property ladder these days?
Posted on 04/03/2020 11:33:03
Richard Knight
Over the twenty years, house prices in England and Wales have risen by 200%, meaning many of the Millennial and Gen Z generations have been left dissatisfied when the age-old topic of "getting on the property ladder" crops up. In relation to these rising house prices, wages have stagnated and as a result, Property Crowdfunding is considered by some to be a viable way of first getting into property.
Is property crowdfunding a viable way to get onto the property ladder these days?
The importance of liquidity in your investment portfolio
Posted on 04/03/2020 12:25:01
Richard Knight
Diversification of your investment portfolio is fundamental when it comes to browsing Property Crowdfunding opportunities. Property is generally considered an illiquid asset, so knowing how to seek out more liquid property projects is worth considering to help reduce the volatility of your portfolio over time.
The importance of liquidity in your investment portfolio
FCA guidance changes ring in the new year
Posted on 11/01/2020 09:50:52
Richard Knight
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the regulating body of the UK's financial services firms and markets, has made an announcement that from 1st January 2020, the promotion of speculative mini bonds to certain retail consumers, will be banned.
FCA guidance changes ring in the new year
Gender stereotypes in Alternative Finance; are women playing catch-up?
Posted on 03/01/2020 18:02:03
Richard Knight
Within the sector of Alternative Finance, the female demographic is thought to play a lesser role as an investor when compared with their male counterparts. But do women really take fewer risks when investing? What could the reasons for this be?
Gender stereotypes in Alternative Finance; are women playing catch-up?
How does CrowdLords compare?
Posted on 30/12/2019 12:23:35
Richard Knight
With Alternative Finance platforms growing in popularity, it's wise to know the similarities and the differences between what's on offer from different P2P Property lending and Property Crowdfunding companies.
How does CrowdLords compare?
Brighton Road - Meet the Developer
Posted on 06/12/2019 16:52:38
Sultan Ghazi
Meet the developer for our IFISA Debt Investment, Brighton Road, located in Croydon
Property Crowdfunding; A Global Appeal for UK Platforms?
Posted on 27/11/2019 08:13:29
Richard Knight
Property Crowdfunding in the UK is a segment of Alternative Finance which has grown significantly over the last decade. It's clear that it is successful in the UK, but does it have the momentum to expand internationally and to thrive abroad?
Property Crowdfunding; A Global Appeal for UK Platforms?
Does the future of Property Crowdfunding lie in the hands of Millennials?
Posted on 09/10/2019 10:30:57
Richard Knight
As Property Crowdfunding surges in popularity, recent data suggests that the investors most likely to keep this momentum going are seemingly millennials. So, why are the younger demographics investing more and more in Property Crowdfunding?
Does the future of Property Crowdfunding lie in the hands of Millennials?
Meet the Developer - Jo Hagan (5 Mentmore Terrace)
Posted on 26/09/2019 15:21:57
Sultan Ghazi
Meet Jo Hagan, the award-winning developer for the 5 Mentmore Terrace debt investment. Learn more about his experience, ambitions and why he's chosen to do this project. 
Property crowdfunding in the wake of no-deal Brexit
Posted on 04/09/2019 11:27:34
Richard Knight
Whatever your opinions are over the United Kingdom's withdrawal from being a member of the European Union, it is undeniable that Brexit has polarised the country more than anything else in recent political memory. Not only is the British public divided to a level when families' opinions have been split down the middle, but the disharmony seen in The House of Commons at Westminster has caused a timeline of systematic inter-political party shake-ups on a near seismic scale.
Property Crowdfunding in the wake of no-deal Brexit
The processes of due diligence in property crowdfunding
Posted on 28/08/2019 11:06:34
Richard Knight
Before getting involved in Property Crowdfunding, in order to increase the chances that investing will work for you, there are a series of checks that you can complete which can help you to find the right platform and the right investments for you.
The processes of due diligence in property crowdfunding