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...
November 2, 2020
How do you improve Buy-to-Let applications? By putting people and technology together
by Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Sales Director A version of this piece originally appeared in Mortgage Strategy. To see our latest Buy-to-Let rates and offers, and get an instant quote, please visit our Buy-to-Let page. While a broker’s initial first contact with a lender may be a result of them sourcing a special rate or preferential criteria,...
September 3, 2020
Appetite statements, MUFBs, Open Banking cashback: what’s changed for our Buy-to-Let
See all of our latest Buy-to-Let offers. The summer was a busy time for everyone as the market came out of lockdown. At LendInvest, across all of our products, we saw record demand over the summer as property investors and professionals sought to return quickly to the market with our full-suite of products up to...
July 7, 2020
Case studies: Buy-to-Let applications sped up by using Open Banking
As the market has reopened and applications have started to come in, we’ve been promoting to our clients the benefits of Open Banking. In a post-lockdown world where many are still working remotely and they want to make up for lost time while the market was closed down, digitally submitting essential information to our underwriters...
June 8, 2020
Open Banking: an Underwriter’s perspective
At LendInvest the use of Open Banking is only one of the ways that we speed up our Buy-to-Let loan application process, and ensure credit risk is minimised. We sat down with one of our experienced Underwriters to break down what it is, how it works for us and how it improves our customer experience....
June 2, 2020
Case studies: Buy-to-Let offers in under 10 days with Open Banking
Open Banking is a technology we have embraced as part of our Buy-to-Let mortgage applications. It reduces the need for paperwork as part of the underwriting process, giving our underwriters secure access to a dashboard of the essential financial information they need to fully assess a deal. The information required for us to complete the...
May 15, 2020
Reaping the benefits of continuous integration: running WordPress on Kubernetes
Operating systems were once, metaphorically, a messy clothes closet of applications. Rooting around in those jumbled closets could be painstaking and disruptive. That was until operating systems began including containers for organising everything inside. That’s an over-simplification, but the point is operating systems are now able to run more quickly and efficiently, without the disruptions...
May 7, 2020
How a remote Buy-to-Let deal works
In the weeks since we began working remotely, we have been highlighting how members of the different teams that take our cases from start to finish have been adapting to their new environments. Bringing it all together, we are looking at how a Buy-to-Let case can proceed during lockdown. While many roles in businesses across...
February 28, 2020
The value of training business users to handle data
Staying competitive in any industry now requires the gathering and effective use of relevant data.
February 21, 2020
Sharing our love for open source through FINOS
Open source has moved from the fringes of technology to become an integral part of the dominant business culture. Even highly risk-averse financial institutions have stopped viewing open source as the tech equivalent of “free love” and “communal living,” finding it essential to achieving scalability, security, innovation and supportability. LendInvest was quick to realise that...