September 13, 2023

LendInvest House View – Q3 2023: Property market analysis and sentiment

The past year has brought significant turbulence to the UK economy, making it challenging to keep up-to-date with the continuously shifting financial landscape. Consequently, we are introducing a ‘House View’ series, offering a retrospective analysis of the economy and offering our sense of how the housing market might move in the coming months.    Macroeconomic...

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September 7, 2023

A closer look at China’s current property crisis

Director of Fundraising, Harry Hall explores how China’s rapid rise has led to a housing market collapse and how this compares to real estate in the UK.  China’s rapid ascension on the global stage has been accompanied by significant economic growth and urban development. However, after years of excessive overborrowing and overbuilding by China’s leading...

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August 17, 2023

Our Comprehensive Approach to Credit Risk Management

When it comes to investing, the preservation of capital and effective credit risk management are top priorities for any investor. At LendInvest, these principles lie at the heart of our operations. As a leading investment platform, we take great pride in our comprehensive approach to mitigating the risks of the loans we write, setting us...

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May 31, 2023

How investing in property can have environmental and social impact

Having committed to delivering net zero carbon emissions across the UK by 2050, the British government has set itself an ambitious target. In December 2020, the climate change committee advised the government that to reach this target, massive change in the way UK homes are utilising energy is needed. The need to improve the energy...

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April 26, 2023

A different way to invest in property: a guide to real estate debt

How LendInvest provides entry points to this traditionally inaccessible asset class. Britain’s housing market is complex, diverse and hard to invest in at scale. The majority of homes in the UK are owner-occupied while the private rented sector has been dominated by small-scale landlords investing in buy-to-let as an alternative to a pension. In recent...

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February 8, 2023

A fresh approach to real estate investing: Q&A with our new director of fundraising, Harry Hall

Harry Hall recently joined LendInvest, here he talks about why he joined LendInvest and the exciting challenge that lies ahead. Where have you joined LendInvest from? I have joined LendInvest from Allspring Global Investments (formerly Wells Fargo Asset Management), where I was a Sales Director in the UK Institutional market. Previously I was at BlackRock...

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February 2, 2023

The future of small-ticket residential lending for institutional investors

Head of Funds Management at LendInvest, Omega Poole, recently featured in a Key Note Interview with Real Estate Capital. You can read the interview in full below. The UK’s small-ticket residential lending market will continue to offer attractive characteristics to institutional investors, despite rising mortgage rates, argues LendInvest’s Omega Poole Since its inception in 2008,...

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December 21, 2022

What has 2022 meant for institutional real estate investment? 

by Keren Einhorn, Fund Manager As we started the year it felt like we were putting the lockdowns and major impacts of the Covid pandemic behind us, and that 2022 could be the first straightforward year in a while. The reality, of course, was quite different. As we approach the end of 2022 and look...

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February 28, 2022

What interest rate rises could mean for the UK housing market

by Rob Pritchard, Head of Funds Management With residential at the heart of the strategy for the Real Estate Opportunity Fund, the state of the UK housing market is naturally at the forefront of all our underwriting and portfolio management decisions.  Whilst there are a number of factors influencing the market, interest rates are one...

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January 29, 2021

Market Insights: December 2020

Welcome to our monthly Market Insights report, aimed at providing retrospective insight into the economy, the wider property market and LendInvest’s investment strategy from our Funds Management team.  December ended on a positive note with the successful negotiation of a UK-EU trade agreement and avoidance of a ‘hard Brexit’, as the UK moves to leave...

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