October 15, 2019
Why brokers should embrace Open Banking
In our trial of Open Banking, we have seen how it can improve the speed and quality of the underwriting process and reduce the burden on brokers and clients
October 8, 2019
Building a diversified funding base
Our CEO, Christian Faes, recently joined the LendIt Fintech Conference to outline the history of our company, how we approached building a diversified funding base and what that has meant for our product range. Watch as Christian discusses our first institutional investors, the future for our services and how we keep new technology at the...
October 7, 2019
Rebuilding Jenkins to avoid logjams
Automated code building and testing is transformative. It speeds up the coding process by allowing everyone to simultaneously write and deploy code, while continuously testing to ensure bugs don’t gum up the works. A problem comes, however, when your job queue is completely occupied with builds and automated tasks, preventing other important jobs from being...
October 4, 2019
Open Banking: what you need to know
Open Banking was introduced in January 2018 to enable consumers to securely share banking information with trusted third parties, not just their own banks. The principle is to give customers more choice and new companies the opportunity to provide better services. We started trialling Open Banking this year for our Buy-to-Let products to increase speed...
October 1, 2019
Can you name the Secretary of State for technology?
No? Don’t worry, you’ve not missed a key news story; they don’t, currently, exist. A much-needed appointment? A key finding from our first survey for the Digital Finance Forum is the keen support for the idea of the government appointing a Technology Secretary – responsible for ensuring tech in the UK remains innovative and developing...
September 26, 2019
Investing in Buy-to-Let mortgages: what are investors looking for?
After closing our second substantial Buy-to-Let funding line worth £200 million with another global financial partner, National Australia Bank, we got to thinking: what is it about the UK Buy-to-Let lending market that is attracting institutional investors to invest in Buy-to-Let mortgages, and what are they looking for from the lenders? We think it comes...
September 20, 2019
Living the LendInvest values
This Summer we celebrated a fantastic year for the business at our company offsite in Osea. As well as taking part in a variety of team building activities, we recognised the efforts of those across the business that have gone above and beyond in the past year with our Values Awards. The LendInvest Value Awards...
September 5, 2019
When growing fast, it helps to keep everyone agile
By now, you’re probably familiar with the term Agile. Though misconceptions abound, it is simply a set of principles. Nothing more. It’s not a methodology or a framework. But these principles, when used effectively, are powerful and transformative. We know this because our Tech team has been practicing Agile for many years. Primarily they’ve combined...
August 29, 2019
How we’re using Gatsby to make our website zing
Over the past few months our development team has been transforming the LendInvest site into its most dynamic, functional and fast version to date. They’ve accomplished this feat, in part, by employing Gatsby, a very flexible, secure and efficient frontend framework that’s gaining increased adoption across the internet. Gatsby is an open source frontend page...
August 27, 2019
Key takeaways from the Digital Finance Forum Survey
This summer we’ve been pleased to participate in the first FinTech founders survey by the Digital Finance Forum. The Digital Finance Forum, or DFF, was launched earlier this year and is chaired by LendInvest CEO, Christian Faes. Its mission is to create a space away from the distractions and noise of conferences and industry events...