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November 13, 2018

LendInvest BTL Index sees opportunities for Northern investment broaden as Stockport enters Top 10

London, 13 November 2018 – LendInvest, the UK’s leading marketplace platform for mortgages, has released the latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report.

Published quarterly, the LendInvest BTL Index ranks 105 postcode areas around England and Wales based on a combination of four critical metrics: capital value growth, transaction volumes, rental yield and rental price growth.

Key findings for November 2018

  • Colchester (#1) again tops the charts as number one spot for BTL investment
  • Stockport (#2) overtakes regional leader Manchester (#3), followed closely by Leeds at #11 signalling the increasing scope of investment opportunity in the North
  • Midlands and Central England postcodes continue to climb the table as Wolverhampton (#7) and Peterborough (#8) break into the Top 10
  • South Eastern cities lose momentum as long-term table topper Luton falls to #10 place

Ian Boden, Sales Director at LendInvest, said: “As we edge towards the new year, and subsequently the date we are due to leave the EU, all investor’s eyes are on the performance of the UK property market. This is a time where our data is our best ally in making the right choices for long term investment.

“This quarter has returned some interesting results. Smaller towns in both the North and Midlands are making swift gains up the table to rival the typical hot spots in each region. Stockport has taken the lead over Manchester this quarter, and Harrogate is in hot pursuit of its larger neighbour Leeds.

“Looking towards the center of the UK, Midlands cities Wolverhampton and Peterborough have smashed into the Top 10, joining successful regional capital Birmingham. The growing opportunity for BTL investors in these regions reflects a knock on effect of investment in these key cities.

“Locking down a solid prediction of how the landscape will look into the New Year is no easy task. In this instance, we know it is best to let the data do the talking.”


Note to Editors:

  • Full PDF report available here
  • Embeddable map showing postcode areas around England and Wales can be downloaded from here
  • Data sources: Land Registry, Zoopla
  • Full underlying data available on request

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 £1.5 billion ($1.9 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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