We offer investments that yield both social and financial returns.
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Prodigy Finance is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We require all interested investors to complete a pre- investment questionnaire to help us assess whether this is an appropriate investment for you. You will only be able to view specific investment opportunities on completion of the questionnaire. We may ask you for further information and documents as part of this process.
You’ll only be able to invest once you’re registered as either a) professional investor, b) high net worth or self-certified sophisticated investor, and have completed our pre-investment questionnaire.
Below are some of the features accessible through investing with Prodigy Finance.
"I wanted to invest a small sum of money in an asset other than property but I did not feel comfortable investing in companies that I had no connection to, or which I could not be sure were acting ethically in their business activities and decisions. I liked the idea of a ‘community investment’ that supports real people doing something that will benefit their careers and long-term futures."
- JAYNE GLASS, INVESTOR
Our unique business model was born out of the belief that access to finance should be borderless and merit-based. We believe in a world in which it won’t matter where you are born or live, or how wealthy your family is, if you have talent and drive you will be able to access the building blocks you need to fulfil your potential. Traditional lenders were unwilling to lend cross border so we set out to solve this problem. Ten years later and we’re pleased to share with you the results.
Impact Report 2018
"Talent is borderless, and access to education and financial services should be too."
-- Cameron Stevens, CEO and Founder, Prodigy Finance
The impact a postgraduate degree can have is far-reaching. We have decided to publish our first Impact Report to review our first ten years and better understand the impact we are creating on people's lives. Download the report to hear from our borrowers, and to read more about our Mission and Theory of Social Change.
Whitepaper: Technology as an enabler for international access to credit
Technology has the power to change lives in ways we are yet to imagine, and right now it is shaking up the world of consumer finance.
In this white paper, we look at the four key challenges faced by start-up firms for the use of technology in enabling globally mobile consumers to access credit – funds that are critical to achieving personal hopes and dreams, while also re-shaping the international finance sector. These are:
Whitepaper: Finance that transforms lives
The changing face of global credit mobility and how Fintech is providing opportunities for international students.
What you will learn from this whitepaper:
Family Office Forum London - 2-3 October 2018, London, UK
The Family Office Forum London deals exclusively with specific topics for UHNWI and Family Offices, with a focus on Family Governance, Family Office Operations, and how to do good things with your money (sustainable, ethical, responsible and impact investments).
SOCAP18 - 23-26 October 2018, San Francisco, USA
SOCAP is the world’s leading conference activating the capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact – convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. The conference brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders and other innovators from across the world in a unique cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change.
Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN) Investor Forum 2018 - 30-31 October 2018, Paris, France
Investors from around the globe will convene for the preeminent gathering of active impact investors and those who are interested in building an impact investing practice. The Forum aims to advance and scale the market through insights from industry leaders, leading-edge research, and unrivalled networking opportunities.
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Our investors are a combination of members of the school community, alumni, social impact investors and other qualified private investors.
Our students come from 127 countries around the world. Top MBAs experience salary increases of approximately 97% after graduating as it advances their careers*.
* FT MBA Rankings 2017
We support business, engineering, law and public policy courses. Schools benefit from partnering with us as it increases the diversity of talent across their campuses, despite socio-economic status.
“The first word I would love to say to investors is ‘merci’. That is the first French word I learnt. A very big thank you, because without them, it wouldn’t be possible for so many students from so many different parts of the world to pursue their dream and not be constrained by financial burden.”
“The impact has been huge. We know that we’re recruiting students who, without the loan, might not have been able to join us. So, for us, the ability for those students to access this funding has meant that we’ve recruited some brilliant people who might not be in the class otherwise.”
London Business School
“The Prodigy Finance solution is revolutionary because it really increases the depth and access to higher education for international students. It is a true example of a win/win situation.”
Prodigy Finance is backed by venture capitalists Balderton Capital and Index Ventures, and has also raised debt capital from institutional investors to further support postgraduate students. The Board of Directors includes Ed Wray, a co-founder of the hugely successful peer-to-peer betting company, Betfair.
It's quick to get started. The 4-step process will take you through registration and your pre-investment questionnaire. Once your application is successful, you'll be able to track your portfolio online.
Investing - Risk Policy
Investment is restricted to high net worth and sophisticated investors who can demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge and experience to understand the risks of investing. Risks include the potential loss of capital and limited liquidity. Capital at risk. Investments are long term and it may not be possible to sell your investment prior to maturity. See our full Risk Warning and Terms and Conditions.
© Prodigy Finance Limited 2007 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. Prodigy Finance Limited is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) with its registered address at Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm registration number 709641) for certain consumer credit activities and for investment activities for investors who have agreed to its terms. Prodigy Finance loans are offered to eligible borrowers who are studying outside of their country of residence and the loans are governed by English law.
Prodigy Services Limited is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 10201413) with its registered address at Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD. Prodigy Services is an appointed representative of Sapia Partners LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Prodigy Services Limited promotes offers of securities for third party issuers to eligible investors.