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Tracey: I’m Tracey Dawson. I’m the Managing Director of Daletech Electronics, a small electronics manufacturing company in Leeds.
UOWN: Why did you invest with UOWN?
Tracey: Actually, I was really interested in it because for me, investing in properties would cause me a problem in terms of tenants, looking after the property. So this was a great way of investing without having those responsibilities.
UOWN: Have you invested in anything before?
Tracey: We have done some property, commercial properties and obviously I’ve invested into pensions. But this was actually the first attempt at investing in other areas.
UOWN: How does UOWN compare to buy-to-let?
Tracey: This is so much more simple. I don’t have to worry about tenants. I don’t have to worry about maintenance, insurance. It’s all done for me. All I need to worry about is the income that’s being generated.
UOWN: How have the returns been with UOWN?
Tracey: Well, obviously I found them much better than other things, which is one of the major reasons that I invested. But it was really good being able to look on the website and actually see the returns and that made a lot of difference.