January 27, 2017
Investor insights: January letter from the MD
The latest update from our LendInvest Capital Managing Director giving you the latest insights into the economy and wider property investment landscape
January 24, 2017
LendInvest's response to the UK Industrial Strategy
The government has given us all the first glance at what their “Modern Industrial Strategy” is going to look like as it begins to prepare the economy for life after Brexit. The strategy is wrapped around objectives to build and extend on the UK’s sectoral strengths, close the productivity gap between companies, industries and places,...
January 23, 2017
LendInvest responds to Modern Industrial Strategy announcement
Today the government release their Modern Industrial Strategy, set to outline investment in research and development that will support British industries. Commenting immediately after the announcement, Christian Faes, co-founder and CEO of LendInvest, commented: “Early rumours about this Industrial Strategy made us worry it would repurpose poor plans from decades past. But what we’re reading today...
January 23, 2017
Bridging finance: What you need to know about financing a purchase at auction
Unless you are a cash buyer it is often a good idea to have finance arrangements agreed and a ‘decision in principle’ before you bid for a property. Whether you secure finance before or after the gavel falls, ensuring your necessary finance is in place to fund the purchase within the completion date timeline is...
January 20, 2017
Response to the scope of the FCA Mortgage Market Study
We give guidance on how the FCA Mortgage Market Study can be expanded to look at other essential areas to improving the experience of obtaining finance
January 19, 2017
Development Exit: application to completion in just five days
Speed – it’s a common buzzword in the short-term lending market you are no doubt familiar with. But can lenders really deliver on this easy to promise, hard to deliver guarantee? Having been let down by their initial lender, an experienced property developer new to LendInvest approached us requiring fast completion on a refinancing project...
January 18, 2017
Jon Di Stefano: meet the man leading the growth of London property developer Telford Homes
Jon Di Stefano sits down with LendInvest to discuss the growth of property developer Telford Homes and what he’d put the company’s success down to
January 16, 2017
#6 Your round-up of the latest property market commentary
Here’s your fortnightly round-up of the latest property market activity and commentary. Make sure the latest on prices, taxes, funding and the housing deficit doesn’t pass you by. Housing and property policy Housing White Paper delayed: The policy proposals first expected for publication late last year were anticipated to be announced on Monday 16th January, but...
January 13, 2017
Myth-buster: common misconceptions about bridging finance corrected
LendInvest has been a specialist bridging lender since 2008 at the heart of a sector that has become increasingly competitive and professional over the years. Despite a surge in media coverage, a few stubborn myths about bridging finance linger. Here are the most common misconceptions. Once unpicked they reveal bridging finance to be a useful...
January 12, 2017
A small-scale developer’s guide to planning
Navigating the planning system can be a complex task. Chris Lloyd director of AZ Urban Studio, an independent town planning and development consultancy, presented at the first LendInvest Development Academy course for aspiring property developers. Here he answers the questions at the heart of the planning process, to give developers an expert’s guide to the...