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Peer2Peer Finance News | April 23, 2019

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Infrastructure and energy crowd bond platform launched

Infrastructure and energy crowd bond platform launched
Tim Evershed

A NEW peer-to-peer crowd bond platform has launched, offering investors opportunities in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

The Amberside Asset Lending Platform (ALP) will invest in high-yielding private debt in infrastructure projects, including solar parks, grid support facilities and hydroponics projects.

ALP is a joint project between Amberside Capital and CH1 Investment Partners and will offer early-bird ISA investors returns of 6.75 per cent a year over four years.

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The minimum investment can be as low as £100 and it is possible to hold the bonds in an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) wrapper.

“These pooled infrastructure debt opportunities are typically only available to institutional investors,” said Amberside Capital director David Scrivens.

“We wanted to bring the same investment expertise to bear in finding and assessing opportunities, but then create a way to enable every-day investors to participate in the generous returns.

“We have structured the platform to enable the bonds to be held within a tax-efficient ISA, which is the icing on the cake.”

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The early-bird offer is scheduled to run to the end of June when rates of return will drop to five per cent. ALP will also offer opportunities for two-year bonds and a one-month access option, which will both return five per cent.

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