The Rise of Alternative Finance for British Investors

4th April 2019

The UK’s investor community has been key to the success of schemes such as EIS, which in the last 25 years has provided over £18billion of funding for start-ups and small businesses. These alternative finance options have supported British businesses for years and will continue to grow in the future as new options become available for investors.

There are now a range of innovative investment products available to both businesses and investors at different levels of entry. From our new secured debt fund and EIS portfolio service, launching in April, to traditional EIS qualifying equity investments, IW Capital offers a range of fantastic opportunities for investors.

One route making it easier to support small business in the UK is an EIS Portfolio Service. IW Capital is launching a portfolio service this April with a £10,000 minimum investment. The IW Capital EIS Portfolio Service combines simplicity and transparency. The objective of the service is to build high-value companies capable of returning a significant multiple on the cost of each investment to investors.

Debt finance has become increasingly valuable for SMEs in the UK searching for growth funding. It has also become a great option for investors to increase their rates of return in a period of historically low interest rates.

IW Capital is opening up the new secured debt fund to private investors, with a £10,000 entry point for individuals who want to lend to SMEs. This will allow more people to have the option of supporting the fantastic range of small businesses that exist in the UK.  IW Capital’s new secured debt fund offers private investors potential returns of 7%.

The alternative finance arena is going from strength to strength. IW Capital are building upon buoyant entrepreneurial sentiment and record deal flow at the beginning of the new tax year to increase its innovative offering to the nation’s investors and SMEs.