Blog post
October 6, 2015

Just hired! Matthew Tooth joins the team as Head of Distribution

Matthew Tooth

When you have lofty ambitions, it’s important that you have the right people in place to make it happen. With Matthew Tooth joining the team, we’ve taken another big step forward. Our reputation for speed, flexibility and reliability will only continue to grow. To date, LendInvest has originated close to £400 million in bridging loans. But we’re not resting on our laurels.

LendInvest Co-Founder & CEO, Christian Faes, is a man who knows where we’re heading:

“At LendInvest we will lend three times more this year than we did in 2014; and we are targeting significant growth over the next few years. It takes a major investment in talent to prepare and cater for that sort of growth and Matt is an awesome addition to our management team.”

Drawing on over 20 years’ financial service experience

Matt will be supercharging our distribution channels and process, ensuring we welcome a whole host of new intermediaries, borrowers and investors to the LendInvest way of doing things.

Matt joins us from the global trading platform, IG Group. Over 15 years, where he held several senior management roles including Interim CFO and, most recently, Business Development Director where he oversaw Group-level product and country launches. At IG Group, Matt was part of the team that took a privately-owned business generating £20 million of annual revenues, to a FTSE 250 financial technology leader (£2.7 billion market cap.) with 125,000 customers around the world.

Let’s just put that growth into context for a minute

That’s the equivalent of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu growing its economy to be bigger than Germany’s. In just 15 years! With that under his belt, Matt’s positive about the potential here at LendInvest.

“Combining mortgage market experience with technology know-how, drive and ambition, Christian and his team have created an online business model that is gaining traction in a traditionally ‘offline’ market.

“By ensuring that we do things with the speed, transparency, efficiency and authority that our investors, brokers and borrowers value most, LendInvest has the potential to become a leader in the UK mortgage market which is ripe for transformation.”

Here’s to ambition, growing together and the future!