November 15, 2016
Luton ranked top buy-to-let town in England and Wales
Luton came out top in our latest quarterly research Index on the UK Buy-To-Let market. The revamped format ranks each postcode based on the following metrics: capital value growth, transaction volumes, yield and rental price growth. Key findings The top 10 buy-to-let towns are dominated by postcodes found in the South East, with Northampton the only...
November 14, 2016
#2 Your round-up of the latest property market commentary
Here’s this fortnight’s round-up of the latest commentary and activity in the property market. Commentary Mortgage Strategy warns that Trump’s victory could hit property market confidence Volatility in stocks could undermine buyer confidence. Trump’s protectionist policies and previous comments on international trade partners could create further uncertainty as markets respond to his election in the...
November 10, 2016
Meet the property experts speaking at the LendInvest Property Development Academy
The first LendInvest Property Development Academy kicks off this Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November at our offices. Teaching the course, designed for aspiring developers, is a first-rate line up of speakers, from high-achieving property entrepreneurs and expert surveyors to academics and consultants with hugely valuable property portfolios. After our first course was eight times oversubscribed, we’ve already got a date...
November 9, 2016
City A.M.'s top 5 explosive growth companies this year
Last year, City AM teamed up with law firm Mishcon de Reya to start The Leap 100, bringing together 100 of the most exciting, fast-growing companies in the UK. To qualify, companies had to demonstrate substantial growth over the past twelve months, qualifying them as ‘ones to watch’ for the year ahead. Those included were...
November 8, 2016
Channel 4's Dispatches highlights SME developers are the lifeblood of the housebuilding industry
It is no coincidence that as we see a steep decline in housebuilding, it is matched closely by the sustained attrition of small and medium sized-developers in the market. Smaller builders are the lifeblood of the industry, often completing projects that larger developers would not touch, in a shorter time frame. Last night’s Dispatches programme,...
November 8, 2016
November house price watch: the latest data on UK property prices
Every month the UK’s biggest lenders gather their house price data to produce an update on the latest house price fluctuations. When the final report is released we roundup the latest house price data for you alongside economic perspectives on the housing market from inside the sector. Nationwide According to Nationwide, house prices were unchanged...
November 7, 2016
FinTech and fraud: the case for humans first, algorithms second
PropTech and FinTech companies alike, especially in the lending sector, need to be careful they don’t subscribe to the idea of tech for tech’s sake. And this argument is, perhaps, at its strongest in the context of a world where fraud is on the rise. During the first six months of 2016 a financial scam was committed, on...
November 4, 2016
LendInvest named ‘best short term lender’ at NACFB awards
LendInvest scooped the coveted ‘short term lender of the year’ award at the NACFB awards last night. As the national trade body for brokers across the country, the awards ceremony is recognised as one of the flagship events of the industry. We were thrilled to win the award, particularly given the strength of the other...
November 1, 2016
#1 Your round-up of the latest property market commentary
Our latest round-up of the latest property market commentary, including news on mortgages, housing policy and property prices
October 31, 2016
Investor Insights: October letter from the MD
In the second installment of the LendInvest Letter to a Property Investor, aimed at providing insight into the wider property investment landscape, we consider the latest economic trends and policy discussions as the post-Brexit picture develops. Current events shaping the broader economic landscape Brexit The Prime Minister announced that she will trigger Article 50 of...