• CapitalRise funds £1.2m deal in less than a week April 6, 2017

    CapitalRise has raised £1.2m in less than a week to fund its latest property development deal.

    The majority of the investments were made using the new CapitalRise Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) launched last ...

  • CapitalRise launches Innovative Finance ISA March 13, 2017

    Property investment platform CapitalRise has launched an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

    CapitalRise’s IFISA, which will also be available for future investment deals, provides investors with the opportunity to invest a minimum ...

  • New CTO for The House Crowd March 8, 2017

    The House Crowd has brought in Manoj Varsani as its first chief technology officer.

    Varsani joins following spells at Moo.com and doctors.net.uk and Ovum.

    He will be responsible for leading and developing user experience, ...

  • LendInvest publishes a blueprint for change March 6, 2017

    LendInvest is calling on the government to revise its treatment of small and medium sized property investment and development companies.

    In a new report, entitled Starting Small To Build More Homes: ...

  • BrickVest secures additional £2m in funding March 1, 2017

    Property investment platform BrickVest has raised £2m from angel investors, including Jean-Romain Lhomme, former co-head of Europe at Colony Capital.

    The company is backed by a 44 angel investors including prominent ...

  • LandlordInvest’s Innovative Finance ISA is now flexible February 22, 2017

    LandlordInvest, having recently launched the first residential mortgage-backed IFISA, has made its IFISA flexible.

    Flexible ISA means that an investor can replace, in whole or in part, cash the investor ...

  • LandlordInvest releases its Innovative Finance ISA statistics February 13, 2017

    LandlordInvest.com, a fully FCA authorised peer-to-peer lending platform and a HM Revenue & Customs approved ISA manager has published the first statistics for its recently launched property-backed Innovative Finance ...

  • First property-backed Innovative Finance ISA January 25, 2017

    LandlordInvest, having recently been approved as an ISA manger by the Board of HM Revenue & Customs, has become the first peer-to-peer lending platform to offer a property-backed Innovative ...

  • Landbay secures ISA Manager status January 16, 2017

    Peer‐to‐peer lending platform Landbay has been granted ISA Manager status by HMRC, clearing the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA before the end of the tax year.

    In December 2016 ...

  • LandlordInvest to offer first property backed Innovative Finance ISA January 11, 2017

    LandlordInvest, a fully FCA authorised peer-to-peer lending platform for buy-to-let and bridging loans, has received ISA manager approval from the Board of HM Revenue and Customs. The firm may now offer ...

  • Landbay secures FCA regulation December 22, 2016

    Landbay has been granted full authorisation from the FCA for peer-to-peer lending, paving the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA in the New Year.

    CEO and co-founder, John Goodall, ...

  • LandlordInvest secures FCA authorisation December 5, 2016

    Buy-to-let and bridging loans platform LandlordInvest has gained full FCA authorisation following a 24 months application process.

    Being fully FCA authorised, LandlordInvest has submitted an application to HMRC to become an ISA ...

  • The House Crowd moves into development October 26, 2016

    Property platform The House Crowd has exchanged contracts to buy a disused office block in Wilmslow, Cheshire for £2.5m with plans to covert it into residential apartments.

    The House Crowd aims to create ...

  • LendInvest strengthens compliance function October 13, 2016

    LendInvest has appointed Willem Wellinghoff as VP of compliance.

    Wellinghoff is responsible for leading the compliance function, setting and maintaining LendInvest’s compliance and risk management strategy. He also serves as a ...

  • LendInvest ups lending by 84% October 7, 2016

    LendInvest increased its lending by 84% to £320m in the year to March 2016, its annual figures show.

    The peer-to-peer lender also increased its revenue by 133% from £14m to £32m.

    Despite these ...

  • LendInvest backs housebuilder fund October 3, 2016

    LendInvest has backed the government’s £3bn housebuilders fund but warned that more needs to be done to make land accessible.

    The warning follows on from an announcement from communities secretary Sajid Javid ...

  • LendInvest launches development academy September 14, 2016

    LendInvest has launched a non-profit academy designed to teach aspiring small-scale developers the skills they need to build more homes.

    With the UK needing 300,000 new homes every year to meet ...

  • LendInvest backs online auction house LOT11 August 12, 2016

    LendInvest has become a funding partner for online auction house LOT11.

    Items for sale at LOT11 auctions will be pre-screened, allowing bidders to see which properties LendInvest is prepared to back.

    Summary funding ...

  • Mike Nuttall joins LendInvest from Moo.com July 6, 2016

    Specialist mortgage lender LendInvest has recruited Mike Nuttall as the company’s first VP of engineering as it continues to scale up the technology side of the business.

    Nuttall joins LendInvest with ...

  • LendInvest wins startup award May 12, 2016

    LendInvest has taken number one spot in the Startups 100 list for 2016.

    The list counts down “the UK’s rising start-up stars set for explosive growth” and previous winners have included ...

  • LendInvest secures £17m from Skype founder March 14, 2016

    LendInvest has secured a £17m equity investment from Atomico, the venture capital firm founded by Niklas Zennström.

    This is LendInvest’s second equity investment in nine months after its secured £22m from ...

  • The House Crowd secures investment October 30, 2015

    Property crowdfunding platform The House Crowd has secured £700,000 from investors just four weeks after the launch of its share offer.

    The House Crowd is an online crowdfunding platform which sources ...

  • Landbay appoints new chief lending officer September 28, 2015

    Buy-to-let focused peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has appointed former Paragon Group director of mortgage underwriting Paul Clampin as its chief lending officer.

    Clampin brings 29 years of experience working ...

  • Rocket Internet backs proptech firm Brickvest July 7, 2015

    Global Founders Capital, the venture capital arm of Rocket Internet, is investing in London and Berlin-based online real estate fund management platform BrickVest.

    BrickVest, cofounded by Emmanuel Lumineau, Dr. Thomas Schneider ...

  • LendInvest becomes first P2P platform to gain a European rating June 24, 2015

    LendInvest has become the first peer-to-peer platform to receive a European rating from a regulated credit rating agency.

    LendInvest received a rating of SQ1, from ARC Ratings, which is the ...

  • CrowdProperty passes £1m funding mark June 22, 2015

    CrowdProperty has passed the £1m lending threshold, with a total of £1.43m now raised across four residential property development projects in the UK.

    Almost 2,000 people have become registered lenders on ...

  • Biggest ever Series A fintech investment for LendInvest June 16, 2015

    LendInvest has secured a £22m Series A investment from Chinese technology firm Beijing Kunlun Tech Co in what is the largest such investment to date.

    LendInvest was officially launched in ...

  • Landlordinvest developing near prime P2P lender June 8, 2015

    Landlordinvest is developing a lending platform with the aim of being the UK’s first near prime property peer-to-peer lender.

    The platform, will target professional buy-to-let and bridging loan borrowers with a ...

  • BrickVest property investment platform bags $1m April 18, 2015

    London’s BrickVest has raised $1m from twenty investors to build a pan-European online property investment platform.

    The platform, which launches in the summer, brings together property owners, developers and investors, offering ...

  • LendInvest links up with Plentific April 1, 2015

    Peer-to-peer platform for real estate mortgages, LendInvest, has announced a strategic alliance with Plentific, the property portal and online marketplace.

    As part of this strategic alliance, LendInvest co-founders Christian Faes and ...