April 18, 2016
3 FinTech companies that promise to help us spend less time and money on insurance
Do you know if the insurance you’re buying is worth it? Do you have the insurance you need? Maybe you’re under-covered? Or are you just a little bit confused? Delving into this year’s Fintech50 doesn’t just give you a fascinating insight into innovations in financial technology, it highlights the pioneering solutions to time-draining tasks you’ve...
April 13, 2016
Response to CML figures: “For many wannabe amateur landlords, the sums simply don’t add up any more"
Following the publication of the latest monthly mortgage lending data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders today, which revealed a 61% increase year-on-year in lending to landlords, our CFO Derek Mochan made the following comments: The Stamp Duty stampede was a big contributor to the significant year-on-year increase in gross mortgage lending to landlords in...
April 12, 2016
Let's talk property finance: meet the LendInvest team
Have you registered to attend London’s Property Investor & Homebuyer Show yet? It’s free to attend and with over 70 seminars, presentations and panel debates on offer it’s the place to be for anyone serious about making money from property investment. The LendInvest team will be on hand to answer all your property finance related...
April 7, 2016
Thoughts on the Halifax House Price Index for April
Following the publication of Halifax’s monthly House Price Index today, our CEO Christian Faes made the following comments…. “The last couple of months have been somewhat hectic for the housing market, as landlords and property investors rushed to beat the 31 March deadline for higher Stamp Duty bills. You can see the results of that...
March 24, 2016
We read, you skim: property market insight for intermediaries
Our round-up of property market insight for intermediaries, covering a Stamp Duty loophole, house price rises and the 20 factors that sell a home
March 24, 2016
Myth buster: whispers of automated lending in the property market
Automated lending is a hot topic in coverage of financial innovation, one that has both provoked criticism and fostered misconceptions. The dominant criticism is that widespread automated lending would drag down lending standards. From this flows the idea that there is a blind drive towards automated lending by over-excited tech companies, which as far as...
March 23, 2016
Europe's FinTech Hubs: Amsterdam
We take a closer look at Amsterdam, one of Europe’s up and coming FinTech Hubs and describe some of its FinTech companies
March 22, 2016
Borrower case study: office building conversion project
A borrower case study featuring the chief executive of a development group undertaking an office building conversion in Nottingham
March 18, 2016
18-34? Budget 2016 and how it will affect your plans to travel the world
If you’re a typical 18-34 year old chances are according to a recent feature in the FT, you’re more likely to be saving for a holiday than a house. Perhaps your children are in their twenties. Do they fit the trend? A survey from Eventbrite in 2014 found that 78 per cent of ‘millennials’ would prefer...
March 17, 2016
Takeaway from The Big Short: Ignore underwriting at your own peril
If there’s one thing you can take away from The Big Short- the story of a handful of traders who made a fortune betting against the mortgages behind the housing bubble- it’s that when robust underwriting is ignored or sidelined the risk profile of a portfolio of mortgages becomes unquantifiable. Underwriting is a hugely powerful...