Our track record

The investments our customers have funded are wide-ranging but they all share some common features. Each one is seeking to offer bank beating returns, as well helping build a better world.

Your capital is at risk. Our investments are long term and may not be readily realisable. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Learn more.

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How we calculate the performance of our investments

The investments available on Abundance are in the form of Debentures or bonds. All these investments pay regular cash payments across the investment term which constitute your return. This return on your investments is made up of your original invested capital, and investment income (as interest or dividend). The most important thing is how much cash is paid back overall by the investment and whether that is on track against the schedule set out in the Offer Document.

We quote performance of Debentures and bonds as the percentage of the scheduled cash returns that have been made to date. If cash returns are on track then it will be quoted as 100% of expected performance. Any variation on that cash return against the expected figure will be shown in a variance from the 100% figure. Performance figures include all cash returns made to date against each investment, and are quoted after the deduction of any fees.

For most investments the cash return is a set amount of capital repayment and interest and performance figures are calculated against the fixed payment schedule given in the Offer Document.

For Variable Return Debentures (mainly our wind projects), your cash returns are linked to the performance of the project. Your cash return will therefore be your share of the operating surplus which will depend on the amount of energy produced and sold by the project and the costs to the project in that cash return period. For this type of Debenture we quote your return as a range to make it clear it is variable – your actual return could be higher or lower than that range. We show performance for a Variable Return Debenture against the lower forecast given in the Offer Document.

You can learn more about the types of Debenture available on Abundance here.

2016: A year of firsts

The past year has been one of new technologies and products. The year began with the UK's first council solar bond, which was so popular that the second launched 6 months later. We also funded biomass, bioliquid, Combined Heat & Power and a corporate bond.

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2015: Helping to green UK businesses and social housing

A total of four solar projects were funded in 2015, with a couple of wind and one biomass thrown in for good measure. Not only are these projects all paying returns to investors, they are also funding community initiatives, reducing electricity bills for vulnerable people, and cutting the emissions of a smattering of small hotels and businesses.

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2014: Showing the social benefits of green energy

Two wind and two solar projects were funded by investors this year. Now a refurbished wind turbine is generating electricity for the grid and a return for investors, while school pupils are getting a practical lesson in the environmental and financial benefits of renewable energy with free rooftop solar.

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2013: The story begins

The first Abundance projects were successfully funded in 2013. Some are promoting biodiversity, others are reducing electricity bills for schools, leisure centres and a library, while yet more are making direct payments to local community groups. All are proving that doing something good for the society and environment doesn’t have to mean compromising on a financial return.

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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.