Innovative Finance Isas (IF Isas) were launched in April 2016, providing investors with a halfway house between the low-risk, minimal return cash Isa arena and the stock market risk of stocks and shares Isas – but they got off to a slow start. So what sort of choice is now available, and what risks and attractions are attached to these products?
Equity crowdfunder Seedrs announces annual returns of almost 15 per cent for its first three years, beating most other asset groups.
One out of six UK investors holds collectible investments in their portfolios, with jewellery, rare coins and antiques the most popular.
Prize collectibles with heritage appeal can deliver steady profit for careful investors. We pick out some of the most popular options.
Current rules for the new Innovative Finance Isa restrict choice to a single P2P lending platform, increasing risk and hindering competition.
How can assets with low correlation to equities, such as social infrastructure, bolster yields in a future bear market?
From cars to rooms, new kinds of businesses based on sharing resources are taking off. Michael Trudeau asks how you can make them pay.
Weird and wonderful schemes, from hotel rooms to parking lots, are promising rich pickings - but they can be risky, warns Ceri Jones.
FCA rules say complex investments may only be promoted to 'sophisticated' investors, but what does that actually mean?
What was once a closed, esoteric world of intimidating art galleries and exclusive private views is now open to all, explains Alex Garrett.