Crowd pleaser: Manchester property crowdfunding platform celebrates five years of growth

Crowd pleaser: Manchester property crowdfunding platform celebrates five years of growth

The House Crowd was the world’s first property crowdfunding platform, and now serves over 15,000 investors who have received over £9 million in returns. The House Crowd scooped ‘Crowdfunding Platform of the Year’ at this year’s inaugural Property Wire Awards, celebrating its position as a trailblazer in the alternative finance industry. 

To mark its fifth birthday, The House Crowd has been investing in the next stage of business growth. This includes:

  • CEO Frazer Fearnhead publishing The Alternative Guide to Property Investment – about how people can build their wealth through property crowdfunding, including tips on spotting a great investment opportunity.
  • Recently hiring its first chief technology officer, chief marketing officer and new business development managers, taking its staff count to 20.
  • Funding its own multi-million pound new build developments to help get Britain building. The House Crowd has evolved from buying £50,000 terraced houses to offering a range of investment products, from equity crowdfunding to peer 2 peer lending.
  • Introducing a specialist bridging finance service, including the planned launch of HC finance and HC investments websites.

Frazer Fearnhead, founder and CEO of The House Crowd, said: “We set out to make property investment accessible to as many people as possible, and five years on we’ve done just that.

“Despite having to fight through reams of red tape to make it happen, property crowdfunding is already worth £700 million a year in the UK with numerous other platforms having followed in our footsteps.

“We’ve got the most experienced team available, and now provide a range of investment options to help investors diversify their portfolios. With our own developments underway, we’re enjoying helping to get Britain building and look forward to another active five years.”

The House Crowd is a property crowdfunding platform that enables people to invest in property and receive predictable and consistent returns with a minimum investment of £1,000. Crowdfunding allows investors to pool resources with other like-minded investors, spreading risk over multiple projects and investment types. 

By Tsveta van Son
Tsveta van Son is part of Invezz’s journalist team. She has a BA degree in European Studies and a MA degree in Nordic Studies from Sofia University and has also attended the University of Iceland. While she covers a variety of investment news, she is particularly interested in developments in the field of renewable energy.
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