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Property crowdfunding attracting more international investors

There has been a sharp rise in the number of overseas investors investing in UK crowdfunding development projects, including buy-to-let schemes, according to Shojin Property Partners.

The company has seen a 52% jump in overseas individuals investing in UK crowdfunding development projects, since launching their platform last year.

Most of these buyers are from the Far East, Middle East and East Africa and attracted by the weak pound and the hands-off investment that crowdfunding offers.

International investors now account for almost 43% of all people who invest in crowdfunded development projects with Shojin, with the most popular investment projects for overseas investors proving to be high yielding equity investment opportunities.

UK property has long appealed to international property investors, as reflected by research from Hamptons International which shows that 30% of homes across London were sold to international buyers last year.

Jatin Ondhia, CEO of Shojin Property Partners, said: “International investors have always considered the UK property market to be one of their top asset types, as it offers them a safe and secure investment.

“London is particularly attractive to overseas investors now, thanks to falling property prices and great capital growth potential over the next 10-15 years. Property in the capital has always been a stable asset and we have seen a large spike in overseas investor demand for our development projects in London.

“We have recently launched new investments products featuring bridge loans, mezzanine loans and buy-to-let which will allow investors to spread their risk across the entire investment spectrum and diversify their property portfolios.”

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