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British Specialist Lending Senate

The British Specialist Lending Mortgage Senate is the unique must-attend event for business leaders in the Specialist Lending arena.

The event is a two-day, conference with the objective of helping drive the Specialist Lending agenda. With the engagement of the sector’s most influential lenders and distributors, the event encourages consensus and positive action to help the future health of this market.

The programme will cover the key issues around funding, the advice process, regulation and government policy in the specialist lending sector.

LendInvest are sponsoring The British Specialist Lending Senate where Matthew Tooth, CCO and Ian Thomas, Co-Founder and CIO, will be holding a number of workshops on March 2nd and 3rd.



Thu, 2 Mar 2017 - Fri, 3 Mar 2017


Brooklands Hotel
Brooklands Drive
KT13 0SL


2 speakers


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    Ian Thomas Co-Founder & CIO, LendInvest

    Ian Thomas is Co-Founder and CIO of LendInvest, the UK's leading online mortgage lender and one of the UK's fastest-growing FinTech companies. Ian and his business partner, Christian Faes, launched LendInvest in 2013 to bring technology to the £1.2 trillion UK mortgage market, which is entirely offline and largely untouched by the FinTech movement. LendInvest's technology makes it easier and faster for creditworthy borrowers to access mortgage finance, and gives more people access to invest in secured property loans. Best known for its online investment platform, LendInvest also runs two discretionary, regulated funds for private clients and wealth managers, as well as several funding lines of behalf of UK and international banks. Ian is a qualified chartered surveyor, with significant property and development experience. Ian previously held senior positions with Ballymore Property Group (the largest property group in Europe at the time) and SEGRO.

  • Image showing Matthew Tooth
    Matthew Tooth Chief Commercial Officer, LendInvest

    Matthew Tooth is Chief Commercial Officer at LendInvest. Drawing on 20 years’ financial services experience, Matt is responsible for improving LendInvest’s distribution channels and processes that are used to bring on board borrowers, brokers and investors. Matthew joined LendInvest in 2015 from IG Group, the global online trading platform. During 15 years at IG Group, Matthew held several senior management roles including Interim CFO and, most recently, Business Development Director where he oversaw Group-level product and country launches. During Matthew’s time at IG Group, the company was transformed from 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 clients globally.

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