The House Crowd Wins Property Wire Awards 2017 Crowdfunding Platform of the Year
Following last week’s news that we had been nominated for the Crowdfunding Platform of the Year in the first annual Property Wire Awards 2017, we are delighted to announce that we won!
Our Property Wire Awards 2017 Win!
As the first property crowdfunding platform in the world, offering diverse property investment products and increasing accessibility to the property investment space, the Global Property News service selected The House Crowd as the leading company in the property crowdfunding space.
We were presented with the award at the ceremony on Old Street, London, on Friday night, alongside many other industry leaders. We met a really interesting mix of people from the industry at large – some we knew already, and some new faces. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to find ourselves amongst such similarly forward-thinking property pioneers.
The awards were extremely competitive within each of the categories, which ranged from Best Buy to Let Mortgage Provider to Best Trade Association and many more in between. There was a real dominance of London-based companies up for nomination, so it was a real joy for us to promote the potential of the Northern Powerhouse.
Recognition For Our Work
This announcement comes just as we reach our fifth anniversary, and we are proud to be recognised as trailblazers in property crowdfunding at this point.
The award is also a great opportunity for us to share The House Crowd’s story to becoming the first in an industry now worth £700 million a year in the UK alone.
We have worked hard to provide an alternative means of investment for those who are increasingly finding themselves pushed out of the property market by legislative changes.
Over the last five years, we have evolved from buying £50,000 terraced houses to offering the large range of investment products we do now, from peer to peer-secured lending to property crowdfunding itself.
We are also introducing a specialist bridging finance service, along with the planned launch of HC Finance and HC Investments websites.
Frazer Fearnhead, our founder and CEO, said:
“We’re proud of what we’ve achieved over the past five years, and Property Wire recognising us as the best is testament to the team’s hard work.
“Despite having to fight through reams of red tape to make it happen, property crowdfunding is already worth £700 million a year in the UK with numerous other platforms having followed in our footsteps.”
Our Investment Director, David Roberts, has also added:
“We are a follower of Property Wire as a great source of property news. It is a pleasure to be recognised by these industry leaders for the work we are doing in the property crowdfunding space”.