Safe As Houses Ltd launches an 100 % property-backed ISA paying a fixed and tax-free rate of interest of 6% a year, for five years.
16 March 2018
Safe As Houses ISA Ltd has launched its new ISA product, The Safe As Houses ISA, which is an example of the new generation of Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA).
The Safe As Houses ISA pays a fixed and tax-free return of 6% a year for five years and is 100% asset backed with no platform or investment fees. It has a fixed five-year term, required minimum investment is GBP 5,000 with transfers being permitted from other ISAs.
Commenting on the launch David Ritchie, spokesperson for Safe As Houses ISA Ltd said; “The launch of The Safe As Houses ISA is another step forward for investors looking for more flexibility and innovation in the way they invest. The property market’s strong past performance is not necessarily a reliable indicator of how it will perform in the future, but it remains amongst the best performing major asset classes over recent decades.
“The executives at The Safe As Houses Group have considerable combined experience in the property sector. The company has tried to put simple protections in place, like the re-investment of 80% of profits. We do this voluntarily as part of our lending criteria, so we do not need to employ teams of staff to implement a complex regulatory regime. Our business model is based on the belief that keeping things well-managed, low-cost and simple will result in savings and healthy returns for everyone involved. Many investors should be thinking about diversifying their investment portfolio to gain exposure to property regeneration and the Safe as Houses ISA is an innovative way to do this,” concluded Ritchie
The Safe As Houses ISA four key USPs are;
1 Returns for The Safe As Houses ISA are generated from the profits made on the purchase, refurbishment and selling of specific classes of carefully vetted property. This allows headroom for payment of the annual coupons.
2 Safe As Houses Group companies are required to reinvest 80 percent of their profits to keep the company strong, agile and able to respond to any developments in the property sector. The note issuer will not lend more to any Safe As Houses Group company than the value of the property it wishes to acquire.
3 To ensure commitment, continuity and quality of work, Safe As Houses’ lending criteria require any associated contractors to work exclusively and on a fixed price basis for the duration of the project. This is designed to help prevent funds being used to subsidise losses incurred on projects elsewhere. Property developments must be ready for sale ideally within 3 months—but no more than 12 months from commencement of each loan: a protocol that’s designed to reduce the impact of fluctuations in property prices and to protect and extract maximum value from capital.
4 All properties are surveyed and valued by RICS-qualified surveyors. Our lending criteria require properties to be purchased at a discount to the surveyor’s valuation. This helps strengthen net worth and ability to repay loans. Property is purchased for cash, which reduces the possibility of any financial institution calling in loans, helps prevent over-extension of resources and provides greater control over the development programme.
For more information please contact;
+44 7880 821987
Anne Marie Payne
01628 526208 or +44 7917132260
Notes to Editors
Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) were introduced in April 2016 to enable individuals to participate in online crowdfunding investments. So rather than investing in companies that are subject to stock market listing rules or leaving cash on deposit, ISA investors can invest some or all of their annual ISA allowance in a wider range of debt and lending opportunities which offer different returns.
This press release has been issued by Safe as Houses ISA Limited for use by journalists in their professional capacity [and should not be relied upon by retail clients]. Investors should be aware that capital invested in loan notes is at risk. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme does not cover investment performance. There is no recognised market for selling Safe As Houses Loan Notes. ISA rules apply and tax treatments depend on individual circumstances and could change.
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