While the most recent reports state that total ISA investment in the UK has now reached over £65 billion, the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) is still the lesser-known member of the ISA family of products. Whitni Thomas, senior manager in investor relations and crowdfunding at Triodos Bank UK explains more about the IFISA.
20 April 2021
Even through the pandemic, renewable energy projects supported by Triodos crowdfunding have continued to excel. Burnham and Weston Energy CIC and Coigach Community CIC have both recently made capital repayments to bondholders alongside supporting their local communities.
19 April 2021
Mendip Renewables, a community benefit society, raised £1.8 million on the Triodos crowdfunding platform in 2018 to finance a solar farm and to distribute the profits generated by the scheme for the benefit of the community
19 April 2021
In our January survey, we asked people who have not yet invested on the crowdfunding platform if there were any specific reasons why. We have identified some of the most common themes and our senior investor relations and crowdfunding manager, Whitni Thomas, has clarified some of the main queries.
15 April 2021
With the new tax year having arrived, read more to find out about the IFISA-eligible bond offers we are working on. We expect these offers to launch in May and June.
15 April 2021
Sandra Beeson (Triodos IFISA customer) says: "My ethical innovative finance ISA aims to do good – and I feel like I’m in Dragon’s Den”
12 March 2021
The 3 March 2021 budget has provided for the extension of social investment tax relief (SITR) for two more years. Thank you for helping us make the case for the extension of this valuable tax relief. We will be working with other sector organisations to try and secure a permanent extension, as well as improvements to the scheme.
17 March 2021
Fishtek Marine received some great news in December 2020 following a period of extensive sea testing and approval of its proprietary Banana Pinger device in Norway.
18 January 2021
Thanks to your support, we successfully filled two bond offers for really impactful organisations at the end of 2020 - the £850,000 community renewable energy bond for Ferry Farm Community Solar and £3 million bond for Nottinghamshire YMCA.
14 January 2021
The 'rebel' supermarket supported by our crowdfunding investment recently opened the doors of its new shop in Worthing. Despite a challenging year the social enterprise hope when shopping becomes less restricted later on in 2021 people will choose to not go back to normal, but to go back to better.
12 January 2021
Saving and investing up to £20,000 per year tax-free can be done effectively through ISAs up until the end of the tax year (April 5 2021). Triodos offers three ISA products, including the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) for crowdfunding eligible investments.
11 January 2021
The national charity redeemed the first of its three Triodos promoted bonds as scheduled on 31 December 2020.
4 January 2021
We've worked with longstanding partner Friends of the Earth to put together a list of the lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact on caring for the environment – all of which you can make without having to leave the house.
29 December 2020
The Guardian’s Rupert Jones writes how most people are going green and – from current accounts to savings – that can include your finances.
8 January 2021
On 30 November we hosted Simon Conway from Thera Trust and Craig Berens from Nottinghamshire YMCA to discuss how being able to raise capital helps these charities create positive social change. We’ve written up an extract from the question & answer session that followed.
16 December 2020
Nottinghamshire YMCA holds a passionate belief that everyone should be given opportunities to reach their full potential. We are supporting the organisation's growth through a new charity bond offer.
23 October 2020
The Guardian’s Rupert Jones showcases some of the community investment offers that enable investors to do well while doing good, including our bond offer for Nottinghamshire YMCA.
14 November 2020
Triodos Bank UK warmly invites you to join us, as we talk with two organisations - Thera Trust and Nottinghamshire YMCA - who have raised investment via charity bonds on our crowdfunding platform.
18 November 2020
We are working with charity Thera Trust for a third time to help them raise capital to invest in homes for people with a learning disability.
23 July 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has unleased waves of altruism in the UK, with many giving generously to support NHS workers and other charitable causes. Charities are synonymous with giving so why do we offer charity bonds on our platform?
Whitni Thomas explains why investing in charities can make good sense.
7 June 2020
The funding environment for community and third sector organisations has seen swings and roundabouts over the last two decades. This can make it difficult for these organisations to serve their communities when they are needed.
Richard O’Brien explains how owning assets can help local communities become more resilient.
4 June 2020
Social investment tax relief (SITR) may be retired by government unless action is taken to extend it.
Find out how you can save the scheme that helps unlock much-needed capital for social enterprises and charities.
1 June 2020
How the impact of Triodos crowdfunded organisations continues to be felt and to be strengthened.
3 April 2020
In this difficult time, it is important time to look after everyone and work together as a strong community
16 March 2020
Coigach Community Development
Company (CCDC) love windy days. The project, supported by Triodos crowdfunding
in 2018, recently reported on its continued success and the many initiatives it
has been supporting to encourage the community to grow and thrive.
11 March 2020
We catch up with Bristol Wood Recycling Project founder and director Ben Moss to hear about how the project has grown, developed and become award winning since the successful 2019 bond offer.
11 March 2020
Leaving your relatives more than just happy memories is important to many people. Did you know your crowdfunding investments can be included as part of your estate? You can leave a truly impactful legacy.
5 December 2019
The FCA have announced a ban on the marketing of speculative mini bonds. We do not promote these types of bonds, but we welcome this ban as it will provide greater protection for investors against being misled by inappropriate marketing.
3 December 2019
Social enterprises are often treated the same when it comes to investment readiness even though each is unique and they should be treated as such.
Richard O'Brien, Corporate Finance Manager at Triodos Bank, shines the spotlight on 'investment readiness' and guides you towards getting there.
27 August 2019
The Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) bond offer exceeds its £3 million target and remains open for more funding.
1 July 2019
Dan Hird, Head of Corporate Finance at Triodos Bank, shares some key tips to help community groups secure funding to empower their long-term success.
18 July 2019
Former head of Allianz Global Investors UK Elizabeth Corley makes predictions for the future of investing and highlights the Triodos crowdfunding platform as an example of progress made by the impact investment movement.
21 July 2019
We believe it’s critical that the power should be in the hands of our investors to diversify their portfolio, Whitni Thomas explains why.
19 June 2019
An exciting new way for communities to finance renewable energy schemes is now available.
14 June 2019
We provide a snapshot of the impact your investments have made so far...
17 June 2019
We have put together our most frequently asked questions and our responses to help anyone considering holding their investments in an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).
12 June 2019
Dr Rob Enever, Head of Science and Uptake at Fishtek Marine, tells us how the money raised through their share offer is helping to prevent marine life being accidentally caught in fishing nets around the world.
16 May 2019
Retail and institutional investors show support for rural broadband specialist B4RN.
20 May 2019
Capacity building programme which helps charities and social enterprises 'access' social investment welcomes Triodos Bank.
2 May 2019
Triodos has made some necessary changes in our set up as a bank. We have created a new subsidiary company, Triodos Bank UK Ltd, wholly owned by Triodos Bank N.V.
2 May 2019
Two bonds launched in January and February have already been filled, helping to facilitate the important and impactful work of two pioneering organisations.
5 April 2019
As Crowdfunding continues to grow in the UK, it can be difficult for people to decide what to invest in and who to trust.
Dan Hird explains that at Triodos we are proud of our distinctive approach to choosing the organisations we help raise investment for.
3 April 2019
The bond offer was launched on 28 January via Triodos Bank’s crowdfunding platform.
18 February 2018
Crowdfunding has become a growing source of investment for social enterprises over the past decade.
12 February 2019
Sharks, turtles, seabirds and fishing firms will be the first in line to benefit as conservation products company Fishtek Marine nears closing a £900,000 crowdfunding round.
18 February 2019
In our first year we’ve raised over £20 million from our platform users for eight fantastic social and environmental organisations – all of which achieved their capital raising objectives.
25 January 2019
How doing things differently is enabling the Triodos crowdfunding platform to stand out in a crowded marketplace.
28 November, 2018
Burnham and Weston Energy CIC has reached its £4 million fundraising target making it one of the UK’s largest community energy crowdfunding campaigns.
17 September, 2018
Triodos customers can crowdfund environmentally-friendly initiatives
17 May, 2018
A community solar company in Somerset has big crowdfunding ambitions.
27 March, 2018
How crowdfunding is helping a rural Scottish community green its future.
15 March, 2018
Burnham and Weston Energy is using crowdfunding to take back control of the energy system.
29 August, 2018
There are a growing number of crowd bonds on the market, particularly in the green and ethical investment space.
11 September, 2018
Fishtek Marine is crowdfunding as it aims to put an end to one of the most troubling side effects of commercial fishing.
29 August, 2018
An Innovative Finance ISA with a 7% rate is a tempting idea but tread carefully in the investing Wild West.
5 April, 2018
Ethical bank Triodos launches investment platform, so you can support projects that benefit people and the planet.
3 February, 2018
Ethical lender and investor Triodos Bank has successfully raised over £7m on its crowdfunding platform.
16 April, 2018
An innovative ground source heat pump company is helping to power retirement properties across the country.
29 March, 2018
Triodos Bank, a global pioneer of sustainable banking, has become the first bank in the UK to launch its own crowdfunding platform.
5 February, 2018
Triodos Bank has launched its own crowdfunding platform, offering a range of bonds and equities issued by organisations focusing on positive change.
5 February, 2018