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Fintech Founders Summer Survey: More Needs to be Done to Maintain UK’s Top Spot as Fintech Hub

Fintech Founders has published a survey in collaboration with the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). Once again the group notes there is significant optimism for the Fintech industry while calling for more government support in a rapidly changing and dynamic market. Originally called the… Read More

LendInvest’s Shares Trade on London Stock Exchange AIM

One of the leading UK-based Fintechs LendInvest is now a publicly-traded firm. LendInvest’s shares commenced trading on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market today in an initial public offering (IPO). Shares are trading under the ticker symbol “LINV”. As was previously reported, LendInvest will raise… Read More

LendInvest Expected to Trade on AIM this Week at £255.6 Million Valuation

Leading property finance Fintech LendInvest is expected to trade on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market this Wednesday (July 14, 2021). According to documents filed with the exchange, LendInvest will raise £40 million at a £255.6 million valuation. 83.7% of shares will remain in the… Read More

LendInvest Expected to Pursue IPO at £300 Million Valuation

Leading property finance platform LendInvest is expected list shares at a £300 million valuation in an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming days. LendInvest is a profitable Fintech that has engendered a solid niche in providing short-term financing for UK property. There have been… Read More

UK Fintech Review Expected to be Released Next Month, Seeks to Boost Fintech Sector Post Brexit

In March of 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the UK budget. Included in the presentation was the announcement of a Fintech sector review – a study to be led by Ron Kalifa OBE, who was previously CEO Worldpay and current Chair… Read More

The Digital Finance Forum Rebrands as Fintech Founders

  The Digital Finance Forum has rebranded as Fintech Founders, according to a note from the group. Founded and Chaired by LendInvest founder Christian Faes, the name change is said to indicate the group’s wider, scaled-up ambitions to become a network of influence and authority… Read More

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Fintech and the Gaping Funding Gap

Between June 2nd – 14th 2020, Innovate Finance, Tech Nation, and the Fintech National jointly distributed a 14-question online, anonymous survey. With particular regard to funding and investment, the purpose of the survey was to collate and analyse data on how the UK Fintech Sector… Read More

LendInvest Founder Christian Faes Discusses Digital Finance Forum, COVID Impact on Fintech

LendInvest is one of the most successful Fintechs in the UK. The digital marketplace for property finance has long been profitable – not a common characteristic in the early-stage sector including Fintech. It has been rumoured for some time now that LendInvest is a likely… Read More

Christian Faes Founder and Chairman of LendInvest Comments on UK Government Support of SMEs During COVID-19 Crisis

Christian Faes is the founder and Chairman of one of the most successful Fintechs in the UK. While there may be better-known names in the Fintech world, LendInvest, a property finance platform, has emerged as a leader not only in the sector of finance it… Read More

Open Banking Startup CreditKudos Raises £5 Million Series A led by AlbionVC

Open banking startups CreditKudos has raised £5 million in a Series A funding round led by AlbionVC, according to a report. AlbionVC was joined by a group of Fintech angels, including Christian Faes of LendInvest, as well as Entrepreneur First, TriplePoint, Plug & Play Ventures,… Read More

Longtime LendInvest CEO Christian Faes Moves to Executive Chairman Role as Company Appoints New CEO

LendInvest, one of the UK’s leading Fintechs that provides a marketplace for property finance, has announced that its co-founder and longtime Chief Executive Officer Christian Faes is stepping down from his role and moving into the Executive Chairman position. As of today, Rod Lockhart is… Read More

AI-Enhanced Smart Savings App Plum Raises $3 Million via Latest Investment Round

Plum, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced smart savings application, has raised around $3 million via its second investment round, bringing the company’s total funds raised to approximately $9.3 million. Plum recently introduced its new Android app, which extends the firm’s digital offering across Facebook Messenger and… Read More

Digital Finance Forum Says UK Fintech Leadership is at Risk

The UK has maintained a leadership role in the global Fintech realm for years. Boosted by a supportive government, a regulatory regime that encourages innovation and competition and a robust startup ecosystem, the UK has led the rest of the world when it comes to… Read More

LendInvest to Move into Regulated Home Loan Mortgages, Raises £200 Million from HSBC for Significant Expansion of Lending Services

LendInvest, one of the most successful online lending platforms in the UK, has raised £200 million from HSBC UK to help fuel expansion into the regulated home loan market. In a release, LendInvest said this marks the company’s next step towards achieving its ambition of… Read More

Property Fintech LendInvest Adds CFO to Board of Directors

LendInvest, an online lending platform for property finance, has announced the addition of Chief Financial Officer, Angelie Panteli, to the board of directors. According to LendInvest, Panteli joined the company in January 2018 and is responsible for all financial aspects of the business including financial… Read More

Leading UK Online Property Finance Platform LendInvest Raises $39.5 Million

LendInvest, a leading online property finance platform, has closed on a $39.5 million Series C funding round that is comprised of both debt and equity. The funding has been in process throughout the summer and is viewed as positioning the UK based company for an… Read More

LendInvest’s Total Lending Capital Hits £1 Billion as Fintech Raises £150 Million in Residential Development Funding in New JV

LendInvest, a leading online property finance platform, reports it has secured £150 million of “initial funding” in a new joint venture with Nomura, a global investment bank,  and Magnetar, an alternative investment manager. This new capital infusion now places LendInvest’s total capital for lending at… Read More

Without Papers? Yes! LendInvest Partners with Onfido to Confirm Identity Online

Who are you? LendInvest, a UK marketplace platform for mortgages, and Onfido, an identity verification provider, have partnered to streamline LendInvest’s digital application process for its Buy-to-Let (BTL) product to determine identity. In November 2017, LendInvest launched its first BTL product with a digital application process; the… Read More

Here is the Enhanced Fintech Cooperation Agreement Between the UK FCA and the Australian Securities & Investment Commission

As was announced earlier today (and leaked out earlier this week) the Australian and UK governments have signed an “enhanced cooperation agreement” on Fintech innovation. Under the new agreement the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will continue to… Read More

LendInvest Returns to Retail Bond Market with Fixed Rate Notes

LendInvest, a UK based online marketplace platform for property finance, has announced a proposed issuance of  5.375% fixed rate bonds due October 2023 by its wholly-owned subsidiary, LendInvest Secured Income plc. Christian Faes, Co-founder and CEO of LendInvest Limited, said they were delighted to return… Read More

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