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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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October 28, 2016

The Top 10 spookiest investment terms

How we describe the activities of our financial markets is oddly sinister, here is what 10 of the spookiest investment terms means

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October 27, 2016

Who's investing in PropTech?

PropTech innovators are simplifying the sticking points of the property world – one step at a time. Whether it’s getting a mortgage, investing in property or looking for a home, PropTech pioneers are working tirelessly to make our relationship with property more seamless, accessible and enjoyable than ever before. But who are the investors backing PropTech...

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October 24, 2016

5 seriously useful apps to help you buy investment property

How do you go about buying a home or choosing an investment property? Perhaps you have your favourite areas, you’ve got a keen eye on property market data or maybe you’re faced with tough decisions between properties with different postcodes? Whatever your process, there are some brilliant apps to help you find property, do your...

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October 21, 2016

LendInvest named Tech-Enabled Lender of the Year

Today, at the Specialist Finance Introducer awards, LendInvest was named tech-enabled lender of the year. Formerly Montello Bridging Finance, LendInvest was founded in 2008, by Ian Thomas and Christian Faes and became one of the leading short-term mortgage lenders in the UK. Later Ian and Christian started asking: why shouldn’t more investors have access to...

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