Investment Partners

Investing with Downing Crowd

Downing Crowd
Lily Bridgwood
Written by Lily Bridgwood

About Downing Crowd


For over 25 years Downing Crowd have been designing & managing investment products that help investors look after their financial wellbeing. From inheritance tax planning to the provision of long-term income. Downing always aim to ‘do the right thing’ and never take unnecessary risk with investor money. Their investment products are transparent, fair and sustainable. And through them Downing seek to minimise risk and maximise growth. Downing are proud of the positive impacts on society the investments have, including those in renewable energy, health clubs, care homes, pubs and children’s nurseries.

In March 2016, Downing LLP launched a crowdfunding platform, Downing Crowd, offering investors the chance to lend directly to UK businesses via bonds secured on tangible assets. Since launch to the end of October 2016 the platform has attracted more than 800 investors who have invested more than £16 million across eight Crowd Bonds.

How Investing with Downing Crowd Works?


Downing brings more than 20 years’ investment management experience to the crowdfunding sector and acts as security trustee for the Bonds. This means that if the borrowers were to default, Downing can step in and sell the assets to repay some or all of your capital and interest.

In summary Downing Crowd offers:

  • Fixed rates of interest, typically 4.00% – 7.00% p.a.
  • All rates are net of Downing’s fees.
  • Short terms of one to two years.
  • Investments are made in companies which are established and growing, managed by teams that Downing has worked with before.

Why Invest with Downing Crowd?


Since their story began in 1986, they have been like a family; looking out, and endeavouring to do the best they can, for their members. Their ethos to ‘do the right thing’ is shared with investors, advisers and investee companies and they aim to strike a balance between minimising risk and maximising growth for all parties involved.

So far, over 35,000 investors have been a part of what Downing do, and they are proud to have raised & invested over £1.7 billion into businesses that make a difference, including renewable energy, care homes, health clubs, and children’s nurseries.

Along the way they have built a vast wealth of experience and expertise, which drive the ability to create value & growth for their members.

Please visit Downing Crowd for more information on their investment opportunities. Your Capital is At Risk. 

About the author

Lily Bridgwood

Lily Bridgwood

Lily is the Partnerships Associate at OFF3R. She has previous work experience in both the corporate and start-up environments. She joined the OFF3R team in October having recently graduated with First-Class Honours in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.