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May 13, 2024

You didn’t ask. We listened: How we’re using user insights to make mortgages simple

by Konnaire Scannell, Lead Product Designer Part one of a series on how we use user insight in the LendInvest Product and Design team, this time focussing on the surprises you sometimes find trying to research a totally different hypothesis. Any screenshots showing data have been reworked to retain anonymity. About the project Following on...

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May 7, 2024

Swap rates: why aren’t Buy-to-Let rates falling consistently yet? 

See our latest Buy-to-Let rates and products here. By Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Commercial Director While no-one thought 2024 would be a return to the ‘normal’ of 2021, we might have expected more consistency than we’ve seen so far in the Buy-to-Let market.   The year started with a bang as lenders reduced rates en masse and welcomed...

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May 7, 2024

Investing in UK Life Sciences Real Estate

We are living in an era of unprecedented scientific and technological change, which in the life science sector is fueled by ageing populations and increasing consumer reliance on medicine and medical devices. The recent COVID-19 pandemic exposed weakness in global preparedness for infectious diseases and vaccine development and highlighted the need for ongoing advancements in...

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May 3, 2024

Q&A: Katrina Newberry, Portfolio Administrator

We sat down with Portfolio Administrator Katrina Newberry to hear about her career journey at LendInvest as part of the development finance team. What inspired you to pursue a career in property finance? I previously worked for a company that dealt with managing short-term rental properties and investment properties for landlords. I wanted to pursue...

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April 8, 2024

Bridging offer in 6 days: capital raise for Ltd Co landlord

See our bridging loans for landlords here.  Location: Tunbridge Wells Loan amount: £262,500 LTV: 75%  —- An experienced limited company landlord was seeking fast funding for this deal, a capital raise on an unencumbered property on his portfolio.  This was to help fund another property project he was working on, and would involve a quick...

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April 3, 2024

How is mortgage technology improving the landlord experience?

By Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Commercial Director Learn more about our Buy-to-Let here. As landlords know, a lot of the innovations from mortgage lenders happen for the benefit of their brokers.  Enhancements that help their communication with underwriters, help simplify the application process and speed up the decision-making process are designed around reducing broker admin.  But how...

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March 27, 2024

Top Tips for Mastering MIPIM: Insights from a Lender

By John Pointer, Relationship Manager, Development Finance Cannes, France—where the azure Mediterranean meets the glitz of the real estate world during MIPIM, an annual gathering that’s equal parts business and pleasure. As a first-time visitor to MIPIM, it was essential for me to become immersed in the hustle and bustle of this premier event, here...

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March 26, 2024

LendInvest House View – Q1 2024: Property market analysis and sentiment

Welcome to the Q1 2024 House View analysis, offering insights into the dynamic landscape of the UK housing market. We explore how challenges such as economic turbulence and fluctuating interest rates may shape market sentiment and potential trajectories in the months ahead. Macroeconomic update The outlook for the UK economy has improved since the last...

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March 25, 2024

Case Studies: Buy-to-Let in the Mortgages Portal

To learn more about Buy-to-Let in the Mortgages Portal, register here.  What changed for brokers and landlords when we moved Buy-to-Let into our Mortgages Portal?  In a lot of ways, things have stayed the same: they get the same product range, same expert support, same definitive decision-making, only it is made much faster and simpler. ...

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March 25, 2024

What has the first quarter of 2024 taught us about the Buy-to-Let market?

To learn more about our Buy-to-Let mortgage products, get a quote here.  By Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Commercial Director In some ways, 2024 so far has been a rushed example of Buy-to-Let over the last few years.  January – Boom time, with lots of buyer activity as lenders across the board put out cheaper rates to encourage...

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