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May 17, 2018

LendInvest integrates with payments platform Stripe to streamline its loan application process

London, 17 May 2018 – LendInvest, the specialist property finance lender, has expanded on its long-term partnership with Stripe to help streamline the loan application process for brokers applying for buy-to-let loans.

Stripe is a global technology platform that builds tools for accepting payments online and running an internet business.

For LendInvest, the new integration will be embedded in the primary stages of the buy-to-let loan application process.

Stripe allows the broker to pay the valuation fee through LendInvest’s online buy-to-let portal immediately after the borrower’s application forms have been signed. This process was previously handled manually, with the case manager having to call the broker and then the borrower to arrange payment.

Managing these payments centrally through LendInvest’s self-service online portal cuts down the overall time taken to complete the application, whilst providing a transparent way to track this stage of the application process.

The integration has been fully implemented into the LendInvest Buy-to-Let portal, with roll-out planned for the business’ other loan products later this year.

Ian Boden, Sales Director at LendInvest, commented: “Integrating intuitive systems such as Stripe’s payment platform into our broker portal is another step towards consistently improving our speed to offer.

“By pulling all of these processes into one place, the portal reinforces its use as a ‘one-stop shop’ for brokers to access and manage a deal in an accessible, easy to use manner. Developing new and innovative ways to make the customer’s life easier should be a goal for all lenders, and one that remains at the heart of what we do.”

LendInvest and Stripe enjoy a long standing partnership, with Stripe supporting the investment side of the business by processing direct debit payments for its online investment platform.

 

About LendInvest

LendInvest (www.lendinvest.com) is the UK’s leading online platform for property finance and investing. Since launching in 2008, LendInvest has lent over £1.7 billion ($2.1 billion) to help buy, build or renovate over 5,000 homes across the UK.

LendInvest uses technology to provide borrowers with short-term Bridging finance, Development finance and Buy-to-Let; and investors that include retail investors (in our London Stock Exchange listed bond), investors on our Online Investment Platform and some of the world’s largest financial institutions, with stable income secured against property.

LendInvest is still majority owned by the founders and staff of the business, but has also raised equity from the same investors that founded Skype, and early investors in financial technology businesses like Klarna, Stripe and SoFi.

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