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May 16, 2023

Behind the Scenes: 10 Questions with … Shayo Bakare

This is the third post in our Behind the Scenes series, learning more about the people at LendInvest beyond their roles. Today’s piece is featuring Shayo Bakare, Product Team Leader. Shayo joined LendInvest 2 and a half years ago and has progressed from Senior Business Analyst to Product Team Leader.We asked Shayo 10 questions to...

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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 12, 2023

Green shoots in Buy-to-Let 

To explore our Buy-to-Let products, contact the team and get instant quotes, please visit our Buy-to-Let page By Jason James, Corporate Account Manager at LendInvest Noise around the Buy-to-Let market is at an all time high. Landlords are facing considerable challenges, with higher mortgage rates, forward planning for the Government’s revised Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards...

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May 9, 2023

Lenders need to be equipped with greater flexibility for adverse credit

See our full residential mortgage range for more details.  By Sophie Mitchell-Charman, Commercial Director Despite the very well-publicised challenges in the economy – inflation, mortgage rate increases, wage stagnation – buyers are still looking to buy their next home.  There are many reasons for this – all interesting but all far too nuanced for a...

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May 9, 2023

How can regulated bridging be more than just a short-term solution? 

To see more about our regulated bridging products, visit our bridging page. By Victoria Barnard, Business Development Manager  1 in 5. Doesn’t all content sound more dramatic when you open it with a statistic and a full stop? But this is both a dramatic and important stat, because it’s the number of gross weekly house...

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May 4, 2023

Behind the Scenes: 10 Questions with… Esther Morley

Next up in our Behind the Scenes series is Esther Morley, MD – Homeowner Mortgages, where we learn more about the people at LendInvest beyond their roles. Esther joined LendInvest in 2021 to establish and shape our Residential Mortgage proposition. She has over 22 years’ experience in Financial Services across the UK & Ireland Banking,...

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May 2, 2023

In challenging times, Development Exit once again becomes a solution

To see our development exit and bridging rates, get instant quotes and download our criteria guide, go here.  By Michael Minnie, Senior Business Development Manager Developers and lenders have been here before.  It was March 2020, and the whole country lockdown put a stopper on housing transactions, leaving developers with completed (or approaching completed) properties...

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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 26, 2023

Apprenticeship Stories with Jim Shed, Compliance Apprentice

I’m a Compliance Apprentice here at LendInvest. I’m currently working towards completing the International Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance course. Once I’ve completed this, I’ll continue studying for my Compliance and Risk Officer Apprenticeship Level 3. I joined LendInvest in July 2022 and began my studies in September 2022. Starting at LendInvest before starting my...

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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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