Crowd2Fund’s iOS app, which was the first peer-to-peer debt crowdfunding platform on Apple’s App Store upon its launch in 2016, has had a major upgrade.The refreshed version allows investors to track and manage their investment portfolio from the palm of their hand.
The enhancements have been made in response to user feedback, and now make it even easier for investors to invest in growing British businesses. At the time of publication, the average rating of the app is 4.6 (out of 5) stars and daily active usership has increased by an average of 30 percent since the update went live a few weeks ago.
IFISA activation and management
The flagship feature of the app allows users to activate and manage their IFISA portfolio. Activation is a seamless experience, with investors only having to fill in their details, enter their National Insurance Number, and upload their identification documents in order to get set up and start investing.
Latest opportunities, easy investment, and portfolio diversification
Users are then able to review and invest in all campaigns that are live on the Crowd2Fund platform directly from the app. This includes key information that they would usually find on the website, such as financials, estimated APR, and product risk. Once funds have been invested, users can review the existing companies within their portfolio as well as the terms of each loan. It is also possible to filter these by a number of preferences, including funding types, recently listed campaigns and those ending soon.
Access monthly activity and repayment schedules
The app’s dashboard provides detailed information on monthly investment and repayments, current balance of portfolios, Average APR, and future potential earnings.This makes it easy to ensure that portfolios are aligned with bespoke savings goals, with the ability to invest into other businesses should further diversification be needed.The enhanced dashboard also contains a social feed detailing investment activity across the entire Crowd2Fund community, allowing users to easily identify opportunities which may be of interest based on their popularity amongst others.
Buy and sell on the exchange
The app includes the web versions full functionality for investors to buy and sell investments on The Exchange – Crowd2Fund’s secondary marketplace.This lets investors buy and sell loan parts from their mobile devices and can be an effective means to make quick returns as well as potentially purchasing them at a preferential rate.Utilising The Exchange can also be a great way to diversify portfolios, due to it providing a wider range of campaigns to investors that have previously been live on the platform.
Staying ahead of the game
The redevelopment of the Crowd2Fund iOS app is part of the company’s self-proclaimed commitment to provide new and innovative ways for investors interact with the platform.
“We’ve spent a lot of time refining our app to make the user experience with our platform as seamless and easy as possible,” says Crowd2Fund CEO Chris Hancock.
“Users should be able to manage their investments from anywhere, and as one of the only peer-to-peer lending platforms that offers a mobile application, we are able to offer wider access to our platform for investors.”