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Gillian: Hi. So I’m Gillian Finnerty. I’m a 25-year-old PhD student at Leeds University and I’m a GB snowboarder as well.
UOWN: Why did you invest with UOWN?
Gillian: I know that UOWN, the rental yield is about six percent and with the monthly direct debit, it’s a good way of putting all my extra cash to one side and making the most out of my investment.
UOWN: Why did you invest in Leeds?
Gillian: I just wanted something that was a bit more local and I actually could walk past the houses if I wanted to. But for other people that aren’t based in Leeds, it’s also really good because you know that Leeds has a thriving student population and you know there’s not going to be any issues of renting the houses out.
UOWN: How do you find the platform?
Gillian: It’s really easy to use and understand and you can see all the pictures of the houses and even the floor plans. So I could see exactly what I was investing into and I could see how much it was funded and the fact that it doesn’t have to be fully funded before you generate an income is really good and I think quite unique.