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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July 10, 2023

Utilising AVMs in bridging deals

by Alex Brownbridge, Product Team Lead A major milestone for LendInvest has been the introduction of AVMs in our Broker Portal for Bridging; to speed up the loan’s lifecycle, reduce costs and put you in control of your loan. Technology has facilitated this gear-shift through Rightmove’s API, paired with Salesforce and LendInvest’s very own rules...

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May 15, 2023

Tech Meetup Glasgow – What’s it all about?

Tech Meetup is an event for everyone in the tech community in and around Glasgow, welcoming everyone from experienced developers to students or those starting out their careers. LendInvest have been sponsoring this event since January 2023 as part of our efforts to support the thriving tech community in Glasgow and grow our presence in...

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May 2, 2023

The role of design in creating a seamless mortgage application

by Konnaire Scannell, Senior Product Designer  The what Here at LendInvest we appreciate that design thinking applied correctly means the difference between a forgettable experience and one a broker will remember forever. It’s my opinion that we should strive to aim for the forgettable as often as possible. We’re all familiar with the Jared Spool...

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April 13, 2023

PHP London Meetup Retrospective

by Chris Levy, Senior Software Engineer At LendInvest we like to keep up with the latest technologies. A great way to do this is to attend conferences and meetups with tech user groups. In fact, we host multiple Tech (and non-Tech) meetups in our offices in London and Glasgow. One such meetup series is PHP...

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March 7, 2023

How we promote a culture of quality at LendInvest

by Meenakshi Choudhary, QA Engineering Manager Quality assurance (QA) is often assumed to be a thin slice of work—something that happens in between writing code and getting it deployed to production. But in reality it doesn’t happen at just one point in time, and it encompasses more than the testing tools, the number of tests...

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February 1, 2023

How we built Nova, a new data platform, with our Data Team Lead Ru Arup

by Ru Arup, Data Team Lead. Connect with Ru on LinkedIn. As LendInvest has expanded to become a technology-first public business, the number of data sources, variation and quantum of data has grown enormously. For each loan application we are now collecting tens of thousands of data points to help us analyse credit risk and...

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January 5, 2023

You are a salesperson

And you are selling design. Tim Brown, Executive Chair of IDEO defines design thinking as ‘…a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success’. It is an approach to problem solving which emphasises both empathy for the...

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January 4, 2022

Better lending technology in 2022: looking ahead with our VP of Technology

See our technology in action by using our broker portals to submit your deals. Peter Wallis joined LendInvest midway through 2021 as our new VP of Technology, helping the tech team deliver the future of simpler mortgage lending.  See what he has to say about  joining the team and its priorities for the year ahead....

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November 16, 2020

What does a second lockdown and uncertain winter mean for Buy-to-Let brokers?

See all of our Buy-to-Let rates, criteria and get an instant quote on our Buy-to-Let page.  by Sophie Mitchell-Charman As lockdown began at the start of November, brokers, lenders and property investors could at least see some comfort that the housing market – which had been stopped in its tracks in March – would be...

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