Risk Disclaimer

Risk Disclaimer

 

Important Information

 

This website is provided solely for informative purposes and it does not constitute a legal, investment, tax or any other advice nor is it to be relied on when making investment decisions. New capital link is not able to give advice to prospective investors about the suitability of the investments. Prospective investors are recommended to seek independent specialist tax, financial or any other advice before engaging in any investing activity.

 

The investment opportunities we provide are available only to persons qualifying or legal entities defined by the local regulator and on the basis that you are not subject to jurisdictional restrictions preventing access to any of the information provided on this website.

 

All investment opportunities available via New capital link are NOT regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and you may not have access to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCSo).

 
 

Investor categorisation

 

Investments referred to on this website are considered high risk and therefore are suitable only for certain qualifying classes of investors within the UK as detailed within the the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended): persons described in article 19(5) (investment professionals), persons falling within article 49 of the FPO (‘High net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc’), persons who fall within article 48 of the FPO (‘certified high net worth individual’), persons who fall within article 50 of the FPO (‘certified sophisticated investor’), persons who fall within article 50A of the FPO (‘self-certified sophisticated investor’), and to any other person to whom the communication may otherwise lawfully be made in accordance with the FPO or otherwise.

 

Prospective investors will also be required to pass our knowledge and experience test and be capable of evaluating investment decisions independently.

 
 

Restricted Jurisdictions

 

This website is not intended for or directed at distribution or publication to any person (legal or natural) in any jurisdiction whereby doing so might result in contravention of any regulations or applicable laws. The information provided does not constitute a solicitation or an offer in any jurisdiction in which a solicitation or an offer as such is not authorised or to anyone to whom it is not lawful to make solicitation or offer as such. Potential investors should take adequate independent investment advice and educate themselves as to the applicable legal requirements in the countries in which they reside or have citizenship.


 
 

Risk Warning – Loss of capital

 

All kinds of investments referred to on this website carry out high risks of a loss of part or all the capital invested. The value of assets has the potential to decrease as well as increase and they can potentially be affected by a variety of variables, for example changes in interest rates. An investor might not get back the amount they originally invested. An investor might not receive any income distributions, an example being dividends. Illiquidity of these investments means that it might not be possible to sell the investments immediately or without significant loss in value, and longer term investment horizons are typically involved.

 
 

Future Performance

 

Past performance is not a guide or guarantee to future performance, and predictions are not a reliable indication of potential future performances. Any projections of future performance are based on all information known at the time.

 
 

Risks Relating to Mini Bonds

 

Mini bonds are unregulated and illiquid and therefore considered high risk. Interest rates on mini bonds are not comparable to those of bank savings accounts and bonds of this nature cannot be redeemed until reaching maturity. Mini bonds are referred to as non-readily realisable securities, this means you might have to hold them until maturity. Your capital might also be at risk and you may not get back everything you invested. If you do not understand the risks, we strongly recommend that you seek independent financial advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities. Tax treatment is dependent on Investor circumstances and these are subject to change. Investors are advised to seek appropriate tax advice to clarify their position.

 
 

Illiquidity, Diversification and Exit

 

All investments available via New capital link, are unregulated, complex, and non-readily realisable issued by smaller companies or start-ups, and you will be exposed to a high risk of losing part, or all capital invested. This means that investors should only invest a small proportion of their available investment capital in multiple asset classes as opposed to a large amount in one or a few, and should balance this with investments into safer, more liquid investments. If the business fails, the company is unlikely to be able to pay you back your investment.

 

Investments in debt securities are also non-transferrable, which means that should your financial circumstances change, and you needed to sell the bonds, you would be unable to do so. There is also no guarantee that you will receive your interest payments on time.

 

Investments in early stage equity shares of small and unquoted companies are considered to be high risk and involve risks such as illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio.

 

Each investment is a long-term commitment and you should only invest an amount that you are willing to lose.

 
 

Tax

 

We do not provide tax advice and you should seek independent tax advice before deciding to invest.

 

These Key Risks are general and are not exhaustive. Each investment opportunity is subject to additional and specific risks described in its Investment Memorandum and should also be considered in light of those risks.

Important Note

New Capital Link Ltd acts as an introducer and we strongly recommend you always seek independent financial advice from a regulated advisor.

We do not offer advice on investment or tax and are not FCA-regulated which means you will not be covered by the compensation scheme if this introduction goes wrong.

These investments are high-risk and are only suitable for either high net worth (HNW/UHNW) or highly sophisticated individuals.

NCL does NOT accept any responsibility for any investment introductions that the investor finds unsatisfactory.

The onus is on the investor to ensure all due diligence has been taken before considering any investment introduction made.

 

Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be very complex and high risk.

What are the key risks?

1. You could lose all the money you invest

If the business offering this investment fails, there is a high risk that you will lose all your money. Businesses like this often fail as they usually use risky investment strategies. 

Advertised rates of return aren’t guaranteed. This is not a savings account. If the issuer doesn’t pay you back as agreed, you could earn less money than expected or nothing at all. A higher advertised rate of return means a higher risk of losing your money. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

These investments are sometimes held in an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). While any potential gains from your investment will be tax free, you can still lose all your money. An IFISA does not reduce the risk of the investment or protect you from losses.

2. You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong

The business offering this investment is not regulated by the FCA. Protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) only considers claims against failed regulated firms. Learn more about FSCS protection here. https://www.fscs.org.uk/what-we-cover/investments/ or

Protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), in relation to claims against failed regulated firms, does not cover poor investment performance. Try the FSCS investment protection checker here. https://www.fscs.org.uk/check/investment-protection-checker/

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm or Protection from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) does not cover poor investment performance. If you have a complaint against an FCA-regulated firm, FOS may be able to consider it. Learn more about FOS protection here. https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/consumers

3. You are unlikely to get your money back quickly

This type of business could face cash-flow problems that delay interest payments. It could also fail altogether and be unable to repay investors their money. 

You are unlikely to be able to cash in your investment early by selling it. You are usually locked in until the business has paid you back over the period agreed. In the rare circumstances where it is possible to sell your investment in a ‘secondary market’, you may not find a buyer at the price you are willing to sell.

4. This is a complex investment

This investment has a complex structure based on other risky investments. A business that raises money like this lends it to, or invests it in, other businesses or property. This makes it difficult for the investor to know where their money is going.

This makes it difficult to predict how risky the investment is, but it will most likely be high.

You may wish to get financial advice before deciding to invest.

5. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well. 

A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. https://www.fca.org.uk/investsmart/5-questions-ask-you-invest

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here: https://www.fca.org.uk/investsmart

For further information about minibonds, visit the FCA’s website here.https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/mini-bonds