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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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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