August 22, 2019

Should property developers slow down in uncertain times?

In times of political, social, or economic upheaval, the temptation to take a “wait and see” approach can be strong. It’s a rational response, but in property development, it could be a mistake. Our Director of Development Finance Steve Larkin takes a closer look:  As we navigate an era of almost unprecedented political uncertainty, we’re...

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August 21, 2019

LondonCSS August meetup – our round-up

It was our great pleasure to host the August LondonCSS meetup – an educational and highly enjoyable evening of presentations and lively discussion, with plenty of food and drink to fuel debate.  LondonCSS meetups The meetup, originally started by Stu Robson and continued by Igor Czerwinski, has attracted some of the capital’s most respected developers...

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August 12, 2019

LendInvest receives £200m investment from the National Australian Bank for Buy-to-Let finance

Today we are delighted to announce that we have received a £200 million investment from the National Australian Bank to expand LendInvest’s capacity to provide high quality Buy-to-Let finance.  Christian Faes, Co-Founder & CEO of LendInvest, commented: “We’ve now raised almost £2 billion in debt and equity for LendInvest, and in many respects we’re just...

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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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