We review Lidex Trading – scam offering fixed dividends of 21% per year, er, um, 10% per year

Lidex Trading claims to provide a "Lidex Trading Multi Asset Fund" paying a fixed dividend of 21% per year, although in their very next paragraph they claim the dividend is 10% a year. According to a reader, Lidex Trading are cold-calling investors, falsely claiming to be following up a request for investment material. Continue reading for a review of Lidex Trading.

We review Quinshaw Finance – unregulated bonds paying up to 11.58% per year

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Quinshaw Finance is offering unregulated bonds paying returns as follows:

  • 4.58% for a 1 year term
  • 9.25% per year for a 3 year term
  • 11.58% per year for a 5 year term

Via its Google search result and brochure, the company claims to offer "secure property high yield bonds" and that "investor protection is our number 1 priority".

Funds raised are to be used to provide short-term bridging finance to property developers.

Continue reading for a review of Quinshaw Finance's bonds.

We review Verto Homes – former CrowdCube startup heads for the unregulated bond market

Verto Homes is offering unregulated bonds paying 10% per year for a 5 year term.

The bonds offer the opportunity to exit after 12 months, however this will naturally depend on Verto Homes having enough cash available to pay back investors who wish to do so.

Funds raised are to be used to build zero carbon smart homes.

Continue reading for a review of Verto Homes' bonds.

We review Whisky Cask Company – investment in whisky offering returns of 8 – 12% per year

Whisky Cask Company offers investment in casks of Scotch whisky.

Whisky Cask Company describes its role as "facilitating the sale". The actual filling of the casks is done by the Malt Whisky Company.

Casks are matured for a minimum of three years, after which they can be sold on the market. Whisky Cask Company projects returns of 8 - 12% per year. It claims the investment is "A Sure-Fire Investment for The Future" and that investing in whisky "gives increased financial security — products cannot go bust in the way a company can".

Continue reading for a review of Whisky Cask Company's investment.