A tax-free* investing account for eligible investors
The Energise Africa IFISA is designed to be simple to use and flexible to meet your needs:
- Invest in projects you believe in from only £50
- Set up a new IFISA or transfer an existing ISA to us
- Returns on your investment are tax-free
- Withdraw your ISA earnings from your account at any time or reinvest them into another project
What is the Innovative Finance ISA?
The Innovative Finance ISA or IFISA, was established in 2016 to enable investors to hold, tax-free, peer-to-peer loans, and other approved crowdfunded debt instruments, such as bonds. The IFISA was launched in recognition by the UK Government of the growing role that peer-to-peer lending is having in bringing investors and borrowers together outside of the mainstream banking sector. Energise Africa offers its members the option of opening an IFISA in which eligible investments can be held.
How the Energise Africa IFISA works
The Energise Africa IFISA is designed to let you get the same benefits you’re used to from a traditional Cash or Stocks & Shares ISA but enables you to invest into our crowdfunded bonds issued by Solar Companies. This gives you the freedom to use your money to help increase the access to off-grid solar for families in sub-Saharan Africa while balancing the risk of this kind of investment with the tax-free returns on any interest earned within your IFISA.
Invest up to £20,000
The new IFISA allows you to subscribe up to £20,000 in the 2021/22 tax year. All returns are tax-free, meaning you have more to reinvest into projects that ‘do good’. *Tax-free status is individual and subject to changes in legislation. Please consult a tax professional if you are uncertain about your eligibility.
Transfer your existing ISAs
If you have already built up tax-free savings in your ISAs in previous tax years you can transfer some or all of these funds to our IFISA. You need to be a registered member of Energise Africa to do so.
Before starting an ISA transfer you'll need to sign-up and complete our registration process. Existing users need to be logged into their account before starting. To begin the ISA transfer process, from the Account button in the top-right of the screen, select IFISA from the menu and click on New Transfer.
For more details on the transfer process please click here.