June 26, 2019

Bridging Finance Checklist

How to make sure your application for bridging finance goes through with the minimum of delay. Submitting a complete and accurate application for your bridging loan will help you move from enquiry to approval in the shortest possible time scale. When time is of the essence a quick decision on your finance is exactly what...

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June 11, 2019

Microservices: what they are, why we use them and why it matters

Processing and delivering loans at speed takes a responsive, dynamic infrastructure; especially for a business that’s expanding as rapidly as we are at LendInvest. Microservices give us the ability to scale with amazing efficiency: our product team break down why we take this approach to software development. What are microservices? LendInvest’s marketplace operates on microservice...

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June 6, 2019

Your guide to bridging finance for property development and investment

Bridging Finance could be the solution you need to secure and complete your next property investment project. Here’s how it works. What is bridging finance? Bridging finance is a short-term loan, typically lasting 12 to 18 months, and covers the timing difference between one property related transaction and another. Literally, it ‘bridges the gap’. Different...

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June 4, 2019

LendInvest notches up another year of profitable growth

Today we’ve been pleased to report another year of strong growth and significant operational and strategic progress for the twelve months to 31 March 2019. Here are some of the highlights: Financial highlights: Platform revenue¹ increased 36% to £72.7m (FY18: 53.6m) Platform EBITDA² up 82% to £4.0m (FY18: £2.2m) Platforms assets³ up 69% to £788.3m (FY18:...

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May 13, 2019

What's happening with Section 21 Notices?

If you let or invest in property, then you’ll likely have heard recent news about the Government’s plans to scrap Section 21 notices. To give us more information on the proposed changes, we’ve spoken to landlord insurance specialist Just Landlords. Last month, the Government announced plans to scrap Section 21 notices in the private rental...

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April 12, 2019

How to buy property at auction

There are many ways of buying an investment property in the UK, from a private sale through to the traditional method of using an estate agent. Among the most popular, however, is the auction. Dating back to Ancient Greece, auctioning has held strong through all the changes and evolution of the property market. It seems...

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April 8, 2019

LendInvest secures £200 million in funding from HSBC

Today, we are delighted to announce that we have secured up to £200 million in funding from HSBC, bringing further institutional capital to our platform.   HSBC join our substantial and diverse capital base, including global bank funding partners Citigroup and Nomura, European banks and a number of UK-listed challenger banks. David Langford, Relationship Director...

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March 14, 2019

Are you missing out not using a letting agent?

According to the latest English Private Landlord Survey, more than half of landlords in England don’t use letting agents to manage their properties. However, Just Landlords is reminding investors of how agents can bring them peace of mind. Since plans were announced for a ban on tenant fees, talk has been rife within the private...

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March 8, 2019

LendInvest celebrates International Women’s Day

Each year we use International Women’s Day as an opportunity to celebrate the diversity we value in our team, discuss the women that inspire us and ensure we are always reflecting on how we can further our approach to equality in the workplace. This year’s IWD theme is #BalanceforBetter.  To mark the day, we interviewed our...

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February 25, 2019

Six top tips for submitting BTL business

As part of the latest criteria changes to our Buy-to-Let mortgage range, we’ve made it even easier for brokers to get to offer quickly by speeding up the application process. 1) Select the correct purpose and property type Please make sure that you select the right application purpose. A change in ownership structure (eg. a...

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