About U-Haul Investors Club® - Direct Investing with Confidence
U-Haul Investors Club® was founded by AMERCO® and
U-Haul International, Inc., the leader in the "do-it-yourself"
moving and self-storage business. Traditionally, U-Haul
assets were purchased with capital raised from lenders or through security issuance.
Throughout the years, there has been a reliance on banks and intermediaries for
funding. As a "do-it-yourself" company, we have developed an alternative measure
to provide investors with the ability to invest directly in U-Notes,
issued by AMERCO, our parent company, through the
U-Haul Investors Club®. Our goal is to provide our investors with
a fair return on asset backed investments.
The idea of the
U-Haul Investors Club® was inspired by social lending and crowdfunding. Based
on this concept, we have brought social lending to the corporate level. Our system
gives individuals a simple and inexpensive way to invest directly in asset-backed
securities. As a result, U-Notes are a hybrid of a traditional
corporate note and social lending with a strong asset-backed feature. All investments
U-Haul Investors Club® members are done in a self-direct manner,
as we do not provide investment advice to our members.
U-Haul has been in operation since 1945. You may have
seen one of our self-storage centers in your neighborhood, or you may have driven
one of our rental trucks. In the
U-Haul Investors Club® you have the choice to invest
U-Notes, backed by a specific group of assets, not relying on an
investment broker, but investing directly through this website. Together, we can
all benefit through this value-based investing platform.
What others are saying about U-Haul Investors Club®
AMERCO Uses U-Haul Investors Club Crowdfunding Program to Attract Self-Stor
AMERCO, the parent company of U-Haul International Inc., has used crowdfunding to finance multiple self-storage facilities through an online program called the U-Haul Investors Club. During the last four years, the program has raised more than $65 million in investments, referred to as U-Notes, according to a press release.
For Main Street, Stocks Are Out; ‘Sharing’ Is In
Some corners of corporate America have caught onto the trend. U-Haul, the ubiquitous truck-rental service, started what it calls its “Investors Club.” It’s a way for the company to essentially do its own crowd funding. For as little as $100, investors can buy asset-backed securities issues directly by U-Haul’s parent company, and backed by all manner of company assets, from individual stores to individual trucks.
U-Haul's Crowdfunding Model For DIY Investing: Interview With Jim Shoen
I recently held a virtual interview with Mr. Jim Shoen, Director of AMERCO, the parent company of U-Haul, and Executive Vice President of U-Haul. He is currently Vice President of U-Haul Business Consultants, a subsidiary of the company, as well as the co-founder of the U-Haul Investors Club. Mr. Shoen is also the driving force behind U-Notes, a secured direct investing program that offers investors an alternative to standard stocks and bonds.
U-Haul offers direct path for small investors
To secure additional financing for new equipment and real estate purchases, U-Haul International Inc. is offering investors an alternative to standard stocks and bonds.
Revisiting the U-Haul Investors Club
It was almost a year ago when I first wrote about the U-Haul Investors Club. This is the peer to business investing option at U-Haul where anyone can invest in their trucks and equipment. It is secured lending where an asset backs your investment.
Amerco social lending idea targets small investors
Amerco, the parent of U-Haul International, is offering a series of collateralized bond investments, called U-Notes, tied to its need to buy trucks, trailers and equipment and finance rental centers and other real estate. Inspired by the social-lending movement that matches lenders to borrowers without any intermediaries, you lend directly to the firm through a dedicated website, www.uhaulinvestorsclub.com. "The concept is to connect lenders and borrowers in a more direct fashion," said Jim Shoen, an Amerco vice president and champion of U-Notes.
U-Haul Introduces Secured Peer to Peer Lending
When one thinks of financial innovation U-Haul is probably not the first company that comes to mind. But this year they have done something that no other company has ever done.
In February U-Haul introduced the U-Haul Investors Club. This club is a way for small investors to lend money to U-Haul for them to use as financing for new trucks and equipment. It is the first ever secured peer to peer lending operation launched by any American corporation.
U-Haul owns a lot of equipment. They have around 16,000 locations with more than 200,000 pieces of equipment. This equipment has a limited life and needs to be replaced on a somewhat regular basis.
3 Reasons To Buy Amerco
Amerco (Nasdaq:UHAL), parent company of U-Haul with those orange and white trailers synonymous with do-it-yourself moving, announced in December 2011 that it was paying a $1 per share special dividend to shareholders of record on December 23, 2011. Time is running out for those interested in receiving an early Christmas gift. For those thinking beyond January, here are three reasons to consider investing in Amerco's stock. Common Shares Amerco's $1 special dividend amounts to a yield of 1.2% based on its December 14, 2011 closing price of $81.22. That doesn't seem like much but considering a five-year U.S. treasury bond yields less than that, you're already ahead of the game by January 3. Although the company doesn't pay a regular dividend, it's possible that management will make special dividends a regular occurrence and that would be just fine.
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