How to trade

Our marketplace is a simple, free service that lets Abundance members list their investments for sale. You can find out more about the bidding process below.

The process of using our marketplace is outlined below. If you need more detailed information you can find out more in our FAQs.

  1. Browse

    As a seller, you can look for a buyer for your investments by creating an offer. You choose an amount you want to sell — either all or a proportion of the investments you hold — and set an asking price.

    As a potential buyer you can browse available offers and get more information about each investment via the funded projects section. You can also view the trade history, which will give you an idea of the prices of previous trades.

  2. Bid

    As a potential buyer you can register your interest with the seller by making a bid on a particular offer. You need to have created an Abundance account to make a bid. You choose the amount you want to buy and offer a price for that amount (you don’t have to offer to buy the full amount available).

    Your bid will be sent to the seller with your email address, so they can get in contact if they would like to negotiate and conclude a sale with you.

  3. Conclude

    A bid and offer are not binding agreements. Once a bid has been received and the seller has been in contact, the buyer and seller can confirm the trade by email or continue to negotiate a final amount and price to trade at.

    Full details of how to conclude a trade can be found in our FAQs.

  4. Notify

    Once a sale is agreed, the seller should notify Abundance so that we can transfer the investments to the buyer.

As with any investment product there are risks. Part or all of your original invested capital may be at risk and any return on your investment depends on the success of the project invested in. You should be prepared to hold Abundance investments for their full term (and many will have terms of more than 15 years). Abundance investments may not be readily realisable (and their value can rise or fall). They may be secured or unsecured, and where they are secured this does not ensure repayment. Estimated rates of return can be variable and estimates are no guarantee of actual return. Specific risks will apply in relation to each product. Consider all risks before investing and read the Offer Document for each investment.