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

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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

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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...

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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...

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March 14, 2016

LendInvest agrees second equity investment to drive growth

Today we are announcing the second equity investment into LendInvest by an experienced and expert external investor. Atomico, a venture capital investment firm that was founded by Niklas Zennström, the founder of Skype in 2006, has invested £17 million ($25m). This comes only nine months after we raised £22 million ($34m). In that time, so...

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March 11, 2016

PropTech Comes of Age: Our Second PropTech Meetup

Our round-up of the second PropTech meetup in the LendInvest offices, where we welcomed more industry innovators to chat and network

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March 8, 2016

The making of a good exit strategy

As a borrower it’s important for you to have an exit strategy in place when taking out a property loan, either through refinance or sale.

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March 8, 2016

LendInvest shortlisted for the RESI Awards 2016

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the RESI Awards as one of the residential financiers of the year

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February 24, 2016

How to beat the stamp duty deadline

If you’re planning to buy an investment property, you don’t have much time left before the new Stamp Duty rules come into place. It’s important to note that the deadline is not in line with the start of the new tax year, which is on April 6th. Instead, the new rules come in 5 days...

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February 22, 2016

3 myths around using bridging finance at auction debunked

Auctions have long been a great source of investment properties for experienced professionals. But the market, worth three billion pounds in 2015, has traditionally been dominated by cash buyers. With only 20% of auction properties purchased using finance, the appeal of extra liquidity clearly isn’t proving strong enough for many investors, who would otherwise be...

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