November 6, 2019

Delivering faster Development Finance

We’re embracing Aprao, a new tool used to help property development appraisals, to help deliver faster Development Finance for our borrowers

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November 1, 2019

What kind of bridging loan do I need?

Residential bridging loans, commercial bridging loans, auction bridging loans, bridge-to-let bridging loans: which one is right for your property project?

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October 23, 2019

Using technology to disrupt the property market

When carving out a niche in the fast-paced and competitive world of FinTech, there are several approaches you can take.  Most obviously, you can focus on the low-hanging fruit; processes and services many other players will be trying to innovate and shake-up. Alternatively, you can cast your attention to the higher-hanging fruit, and we’ve always...

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October 18, 2019

Product management: you are what you read

A great product manager delivers considerable value to an organisation and its customers. But what makes a great product manager besides a facility with databases and visualisation tools, and a penchant for caffeinated beverages and fruit smoothies?  At LendInvest, we’re fortunate to have amazing product managers with a deep understanding of what it takes to...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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