Our story

The UK’s leading platform for property finance.

We offer short-term, development and buy-to-let mortgages to intermediaries, landlords and developers across the UK.

For more than 12 years we’ve been making it our mission to make property finance simple. As a result, technology underpins everything we do. We have built an asset management platform designed to make the process of getting a mortgage simpler: reducing the form-filling, increasing the speed to get a ‘yes’, and creating a better customer experience for our borrowers, intermediaries, and investors.

Since starting out in 2008 we’ve lent more than £3 billion of mortgages and have helped to put thousands of new or improved homes into the UK housing market.

In that time we’ve built a truly international capital base. Today, our funders and investors include pension funds, insurers and global institutions like HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and National Australia Bank. And in 2019 we became the first UK Fintech to securitise a portfolio of buy-to-let mortgages.

We are a multiple award-winning company and have been proudly profitable since 2015.

Getting it done

Leading investment groups including Atomico, GP Bullhound, Tiger Management and the European Investment Fund have invested in our business.
We voluntarily publish an Annual Report every year to give our investors and borrowers a comprehensive view of our performance. View reports.
From engineers to underwriters, we’re a talented team of specialists improving the lending experience for everyone. Meet the teams.

LendInvest’s history

As global financial markets crashed, our founders, Christian Faes and Ian Thomas, saw an opportunity to fill a critical gap in short-term property finance. They launched Montello Bridging Finance, an offline bridging finance lender and the forerunner to LendInvest.
Saw the opportunity to begin building our own technology and take our proposition online as we managed £30 million of investors’ capital.
Launched our online investment platform and LendInvest was born.
Surpassed £300 million of completed loans. Received the highest rating for loan servicing from ARC Ratings for the first time (a feat repeated every year since). Launched Development Finance.
Broke through the £500 million funding milestone. Secured £17m Series B funding from Atomico.
Listed the first ever Fintech retail bond [programme] on the London Stock Exchange. Launched Buy-to-Let loans with backing from Citigroup.
Raised £30.5 million in Series C fundraising. Joined the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT).
Completed the UK’s first Fintech securitisation (£259m of Buy-to-Let loans). Agreed two new £200 million funding lines with HSBC and National Australia Bank. Launched Open Banking for borrowers and brokers.
Launched Regulated Bridging, our first fully end-to-end online product. Surpassed £3 billion of originations and launched our first green finance offer. Completed our second securitisation of Buy-to-Let loans, nine months after the first.

Award-winning property finance

Whether it is for Buy-to-Let, bridging loans or investment management, our expert team has been recognised as among the very best at what we do.

REFI award
Financial Times
NACFB award 2000
Sunday Times Award
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