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As with most forms of investment, peer-to-peer lending carries a degree of risk to your capital; in this case, if the borrower is unable to repay their loan. At Assetz Capital, we seek to reduce this risk to our investors by taking asset security on every loan, with the added benefit of a discretionary Provision Fund for some of our investment accounts. Investment Account target interest rates should be considered along with the relevant Investment Account expected defaults & losses information. Past performance does not guarantee future performance. We recommend that prospective lenders read the Key Investor Information pages before investing.

Quick Access Account

3.75% p.a. target loan interest*

Credit Awards Best Peer-to-Peer Lender 2016 defaqto 5 star - peer to peer lending 2016
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Interest is quoted gross and is capped at the quoted rate although actual returns could be lower. Target interest rates should be considered along with the relevant investment account expected defaults and losses. Annualised projected return after expected losses for the QAA is currently 3.75% gross (based on stress testing of the QAA's Provision Fund - see here for further information) . Past performance does not guarantee future performance. Access times relate to withdrawals in normal market conditions but cannot be guaranteed. This is an investment in peer-to-peer loans - it is not a bank account. Capital is at risk.

What is the Quick Access Account?

The Quick Access Account (QAA) allows investors to automatically invest in secured business loans that have passed Assetz Capital's strict credit checks. It offers a target, capped interest rate for investors of 3.75% target loan interest*. This rate varies, so the current rate will be announced at the start of each month however it will not drop below 3.75%.

This account also benefits from strong asset security on each loan and automatic diversification across multiple loans, plus the added protection of a discretionary Provision Fund.

Breakdown

Quick Access Account
Target interest rate 3.75% p.a. target loan interest*
Who do you lend to? British businesses with realisable security
Investment of funds Automatic as new loans are released
Provision fund Yes
Diversification Automatic
Access to your money No fees for withdrawals and with very fast access to funds under normal market conditions.
Notice period None
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30-Day Access
Account
4.25% p.a. target loan interest*
British businesses with realisable security Automatic as new loans are released Yes Automatic No fees for withdrawals and access to funds after 30 days' notice, in normal market conditions. 30 days £1 Start Investing

Property Secured Investment Account
5.50% p.a. target loan interest*
Business borrowers who provide UK property security for a loan and having modest loan to values where there is no loss expected Automatic as new loans are released Yes Automatic No fee for withdrawals, although this may change in the future with notice provided at that time. Exit possible subject to demand from other investors, otherwise you will receive your interest and capital in accordance with the terms of the loans held within the account which typically would be from six months up to five years. None £1 Start Investing

Great British Business Account
7.00% p.a. target loan interest*
British businesses with property security available Automatic as new loans are released Yes Automatic No fee for early withdrawal – exit possible subject to demand from other investors. Otherwise you will receive your cash back over the term of the loans held within the account which could be over a period of up to five years. None £1 Start Investing

Green Energy Income Account
7.00% p.a. target loan interest*
British business with property security available Automatic as new loans are released Yes Automatic No fee for early withdrawal – exit possible subject to demand from other investors. Otherwise you will receive your cash back over the term of the loans held within the account which could be over a period of up to five years. None £1 Start Investing

Manual Loan Investment Account
5.50-15.15% p.a. gross
Any of our secured loans with available units – your choice Manual but with ability to target specific loans automatically No Manual Partial or full redemption possible via the Aftermarket, subject to demand from other lenders – no fee. None £1 Start Investing
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Interest is quoted gross and is capped at the quoted rate although actual returns could be lower. Target interest rates should be considered along with the relevant investment account expected defaults and losses. Access times relate to withdrawals in normal market conditions but cannot be guaranteed. This is an investment in peer-to-peer loans - it is not a bank account. Capital is at risk.

All rates are quoted gross, before allowances for tax or any possible losses. These rates of return are currently available to investors on the Assetz Capital platform.

Why invest in the Quick Access Account?

We have designed the Quick Access Account to provide you a fair return on your investment, while providing you the fastest possible access to your cash in normal market conditions. You can also invest cash on the platform which is not committed elsewhere in the QAA with a single button press, allowing that cash to earn a return.

In normal market conditions, transferring funds between Assetz Capital Investment Accounts should be possible within seconds, while complete withdrawal of funds from our platform should happen within two days.

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In short, the QAA provides the highest possible speed of access available on our platform in normal market conditions. You can make use of this when you wish to sell your investment and use your cash for other purposes, such as reinvesting in other loans, giving you the option to 'park' your spare cash in the QAA while awaiting further investment opportunities.

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How it works: Quick Access Account details

  • We have designed the QAA to provide the highest possible speed of access to your cash. We do not impose any minimum term on your investment and make no charge if you withdraw your cash at any time.

    In normal market conditions, transferring funds between Assetz Capital Investment Accounts should be possible within seconds, while complete withdrawal of funds from our platform should happen within two days. Unlike our other Investment Accounts, we maintain a high level of cash within the account to satisfy immediate withdrawal demand. We will publish the recent QAA access speed regularly.

  • Series 1 of the QAA has a capped, target lender return which is currently 3.75% p.a. gross (before tax and any losses and protected by a discretionary Provision Fund). This cap may vary from time to time, but we will never reduce the target interest rate below 3.75% a year (before tax and any losses) in this account Series.

    Please note that you could receive less than this rate of return if the QAA's Provision Fund were exhausted and then loans were to default or borrowers were no longer able to repay their loans.

  • The minimum investment in the QAA is £1 and the maximum direct investment is subject to a cap per investor, currently set at £200,000. You also have the option to invest any idle funds you have on your other accounts in the Quick Access Account until you need them. There is currently a cap of £100,000 of these swept funds per person and this is independent of any direct investment in this account.

  • Typically, the QAA may contain short-term secured business loans of less than one month through to five-year loans. Hence, loans included within this account should typically repay between one month and five years.

    All secured business loans that pass Assetz Capital's strict credit policy may be held within the QAA. Should you choose to invest in this account, your investment will be used only to fund loans that have passed our stringent credit checks, will be diversified across a range of business loans and will also be protected by a discretionary Provision Fund.

  • The QAA automatically diversifies the funds you allocate to it across many matching loans at any given time, subject to availability. This spreads your risk across the widest possible range of loans, subject to normal market conditions.

  • Interest (income) is earned monthly and usually paid into your account on the first day of each month. You will also receive capital repayments from time to time, based on loans' contracted repayment dates (their due dates for repayment). Interest and repayments can be automatically reinvested (see below).

  • Within your Loan Dashboard, you can choose to set your account to automatically re-invest interest income and capital repayments back into your QAA (if it is still open for new investments and subject to an initial cap of £100,000 per lender). Alternatively, you can transfer this cash into your Cash Account for investment in other loans or Investment Accounts.

    For example, if you have set an investment target on a loan or another Investment Account, your cash can be automatically released from the QAA in normal market conditions, in order to permit investment in another account as and when opportunities arise. In this way, your spare cash on the Assetz Capital platform has the potential to earn a fair, risk-adjusted return.

  • All QAA investments benefit from automatic inclusion in a separate, discretionary Provision Fund intended to help to protect investors from income delays or income and/or capital losses within the QAA.

    The Provision Fund that protects this account seeks to protect against any potential capital losses if, in the event of a loan default, the security taken on that loan does not cover the outstanding balance due on that loan. The Provision Fund is targeted to provide a coverage multiple of 3x the expected losses over the life of the loans within the account even in challenging economic conditions. The expected losses on the account (prior to any coverage by the Provision Fund) are calculated after applying extreme stress to the security taken to protect each loan and we have used the Bank of England 2016 Stress test assumptions to that security. The Bank of England Stress tests are designed to ensure UK Banks can withstand the worst expected future economic conditions and are a sound and prudent basis for this test. We then calculate a multiple of 3x those potential losses and that is the target for the Provision Fund funding. We also publish the current coverage ratio and that is also 3x as at 24/6/16. For more information on our default and loss performance data and more detail on our methods of analysis and risk management please see our Defaults and Losses statistics and explanation page.

    For more details, please see the main Provision Fund page.

  • At Assetz Capital, we take realisable asset security on all loans, with a view to protecting our clients' investments. Unlike lightly secured or unsecured lending, we don't just rely on personal guarantees. Instead, we take charges over property, equipment and other assets worth considerably more than the loan. This security and the above-mentioned Provision Fund help to minimise the potential for investor losses.

  • Investors can exit loans early via our Aftermarket, subject to demand from other investors at that time. Via this Aftermarket and at your request, the QAA will aim to sell part or all of your investment at any time, subject to continued demand for these loans from other investors.

    What's more, you have the ability to add to or reduce your investment in your QAA. After your initial purchase, if you would like to increase or decrease the amount invested, then you may do so, subject to availability and demand. When changing your investment level in your account, the QAA will aim to continue to automatically balance your loans, so as to maintain maximum diversification.

  • Via your Loan Dashboard, all of your Assetz Capital investments can be tracked, monitored and managed through our comprehensive and market-leading portal.

    In addition, you can invest directly in the underlying loans that the QAA invests in, subject to the availability of these loans in the Aftermarket, but without the protection of the Provision Fund. You can do this by using the Manual Loan Investments Account (MLIA) and directly selecting these individual investments. Without the protection of the Provision Fund, these manually selected loans may deliver higher or lower net returns after any losses than the QAA.

  • The QAA will be open for an undefined period. However, at some point, the Account Series may be closed for investment and, therefore, all capital and interest received back on loans within this Account will be repaid to your cash account or to another Account of your choice over time. If any material changes are required to these Terms, a new QAA Series may be issued in the future, but this would not affect your current investments in previous Series.

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