Eid Renewal – Zakat and Investing for Good

Ramadan has always been a unique time of reflection, as well as truly spirited giving. This year was no different, with donations totalling £3 million channelled to the National Zakat Foundation alone during the Ramadan period, which NZF estimates will help over 11,500 people. Zakat and Modern Investing Technology has given us numerous opportunities to invest our money, as well as store it safely in different types of bank account. However, with this choice has come more complexity when assessing your assets for Zakat, particularly when it comes to investments such as Real Estate. Thankfully, NZF teamed up with IFG … Continue reading Eid Renewal – Zakat and Investing for Good

UK Housing Market: December Update

As the year draws to a close, we are back with our latest update for the UK property market. Looking back, it has been an extraordinary year for residential real estate prices, with the average home seeing an increase in value of around £15,000 since June. There are a number of core reasons for this run which we’ve covered in the past, however, this week we dive into them a bit deeper to get to the bottom of the main drivers. The Stamp Duty Cut The cut to the base rate of stamp duty means that purchasers could save up … Continue reading UK Housing Market: December Update

A Brief Guide to Personal Finance

This week, our blog focuses on all things related to personal finance and financial confidence. We are always told that keeping track of our finances is important, but it can be a daunting task to get on top of! Thankfully, there are a number of tools out there to make the process a lot easier – gone are the days of tracking everything in a big ledger or hiring an expensive accountant for a comprehensive view of your finances. What is Financial Confidence? According to Financial Capability, a UK think tank, there is no standardised or agreed definition of financial … Continue reading A Brief Guide to Personal Finance

Yielders’ Technology: Behind the Scenes

A few weeks ago, we released a blog about the end-to-end process of analysing an asset to making it live on the platform. However, we realised that we’ve never talked about the technological magic that underpins the entire Yielders platform. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve been through the signup process or made an investment on the platform. To give you a view, these are some of the ways which our custom, in-house technology enhances and improves your experience: Development Schedule Our technology team works to an agile weekly sprint schedule, which means that the efficiency and priority … Continue reading Yielders’ Technology: Behind the Scenes

Zakat and Yielders Investments

A number of users have been in touch to ask about their Zakat commitments on their investments with us now that Ramadan is underway. As always, we are keen to help provide guidance on fulfilling the obligations on your investments with us. This year, we also wanted to talk about the Series A shares on Seedrs, as this is not something we have covered with our investors before. We have broken out specific guidance for each type of share associated with Yielders below. Shares in Retail Assets (2-5 Year Investment Term, Monthly Dividends + Capital Appreciation Share) [Assuming a 3 year term] For retail … Continue reading Zakat and Yielders Investments