You can pre-register your interest over the next week
You can invest £500, £1000, £5000, £10,000, £20,000 or £100,000+ to get different rewards in each bracket
8% interest per annum
5% CASH AND 3% CLUB CREDIT
25% cash bonus
IF QPR IS PROMOTED TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE DURING THE BOND TERM
QUALIFIES FOR TAX-FREE INVESTMENT IN AN INNOVATIVE FINANCE ISA
Certainly an interesting proposition.
I am going in with he minimum investment but seriously considering going more. I cant get that level of interest anywhere else.
Yes, interesting and no doubt any new stadium would require a similar scheme. A cynic would say, as we have rich astute businessmen running our club, why do they need to run a bond scheme. The obvious answer is to spread risk and limit their already considerable exposure. They have already lost a fortune on Warren Farm, but must have considered Heston to be a wise investment because they could have just walked away from a training ground ownership - especially during Covid.. But it does come back to that word 'risk'. I do not think anyone who cannot afford to lose their investment should participate. I never took part in the Chris Wright similar scheme back in the day, and we all know how that ended up. I think that the beauty will be in the detail of this bond scheme. Just what or who guarantees the bond? Will it be secured against the land (that can only be sold for similar use) or secured by QPR Holdings, individual shareholders / owners or will it be in another new shell company? Or more likely, totally unsecured. How easy will it be to sell if necessary and at what cost? It relies on the loyalty of the fans / investors but that has worked well for other clubs like Norwich and Burnley it seems. The return looks healthy, but just look at the demise of other clubs as they plummet towards extinction having sold all their various assets along the way. With football, we just do not know what the future holds. Our owners can afford to do this without the bond, or just loan the money on the interest rates quoted. So I can only assume that they would prefer not to loan even more cash, only to have it converted to equity further down the line. So better for them to underwrite the scheme and take their interest along with the investing fans. But in the end, I come back to ' If you can afford to invest, and if necessary lose that investment, then why not enjoy the ride'.