August 8, 2019

The LendInvest Loan Engine – what is it and how does it work?

The way our business model works means we require a deep understanding of our loan book in real time, with information immediately accessible to a multitude of teams across the business.  This unique business model has driven our rapid growth over the past ten years, but it presents three key challenges: How do we enable...

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August 5, 2019

What is bridge-to-let finance?

At its most simple, bridge-to-let finance refers to bridging loans that fund the initial purchase of rental properties – usually those requiring refurbishment or, in some cases, further works. You might find it called a number of different things, but, by any name, it can be a convenient and cost-effective option for landlords or property...

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August 1, 2019

Metabase: increasing connectivity across LendInvest

Good data is meaningless unless those able to make the best use of it can easily access it. Finding an easy way for non-engineering teams across the business to retrieve the data they need on their own is essential to streamlining internal processes.  “The Fintech space is evolving rapidly. It’s packed with competitors all trying...

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July 26, 2019

Agile product delivery: the Three Amigos approach

Three people enter a room: one product manager, one developer and one QA. Each represents three main perspectives on the product — that of the business, the development team and testing.  Knowing where to start when building a new feature can be daunting. LendInvest’s Product Manager, Charles Fournier breaks down the ‘Three Amigos’ approach.  The...

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July 17, 2019

Collaboration at LendInvest

Throughout our careers we are encouraged to work with others, seek feedback and share our ideas. But how much time is spent on improving how we actually work together? Our Product Designer, Alice Williams, and Front-End Engineer, Marek Lenik recently hosted a Design Lab Meet up at LendInvest HQ where they discussed collaboration as a...

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July 9, 2019

This is how we offsite!

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. It’s safe to say your job can make a huge impact on your quality of life. A big part of the day is in meetings with the people you work with and relationships you then have with them. This is why once a...

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June 28, 2019

LendInvest receives top ARC Rating for fifth year in a row

We are very pleased to announce that ARC Ratings, the European Credit rating agency, has given LendInvest the highest possible rating for the quality of its loan servicing for the fifth year running. Since it first rated LendInvest in 2015, the agency re-affirmed its SQ1 Servicer Quality Rating following a comprehensive review of the company....

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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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