This blog chronicles my exploits as an Amateur Investor which mainly consists of buying and selling shares and funds.
However, it’s not all shares, shares, shares.
Some of you will have read my recent post on Funding Circle. A “social lending” platform which matches businesses seeking funding with people (including this Amateur Investor) wishing to lend money. A lender deposits money into their Funding Circle account and either “auto-lends” (whereby Funding Circle matches lenders with people or businesses seeking funding. based on the lending options set by the lender) or the lender can pick and choose which businesses to lend money to.
I’ve now committed all of my initial deposits, and even had my first couple of capital repayments and interest payments come in.
So you can see that the Amateur Investor isn’t focussed only on shares and funds.
One string I have yet to add to the Amateur Investor’s bow is property investing. While this is something that I hope will come with time, I want to establish a firm base of investments before moving on to investing in property.
I had an interesting meeting with a property developer today. He’s building his latest house in Avebury, Wiltshire.
Anyone who knows Avebury might be thinking, property development, Avebury, surely not?
Avebury is a World Heritage Site famous for the stone circle that surrounds the village. I’d never been to Avebury before, but had seen photos in the past. The stone circle is certainly impressive, and you can see why this area is protected.
Had it not been for the fact that there was a run-down bungalow on the site I visited, the developer said there’s now way they would have got planning permission.
So if you are looking for a property to buy in Avebury, check out his website.
I hope to become a property investor in the future, but for now I’ll leave it to the experts…