• Airbnb model an ‘increasing threat to landlords’ April 13, 2017

    The Airbnb model poses a growing threat to landlords, leading tenant eviction firm, Landlord Action, has warned.

    Over the last 12 months, the number of cases Landlord Action has received, where ...

  • Holiday Crowd secures seed investment April 10, 2017

    Property investment service Holiday Crowd has closed a £290,000 seed round from angel investors including live Sykes, founder and chairman of Sykes Cottages, and Apadmi Ventures, the venture arm of ...

  • 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 ...

  • LendInvest expands development academy nationwide March 28, 2017

    LendInvest is launching its Property Development Academy in four more key cities around the country following overwhelming demand for its London and South East courses.

    The academy is expanded to Manchester, Scotland, ...

  • 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, ...

  • Sharing Economy UK to become part of the CBI March 6, 2017

    Sharing Economy UK  is set to become part of the Confederation of British Industry in a move reflecting the importance of the sharing economy to the UK economy.

    The CBI will ...

  • 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: ...

  • Hostmaker closes £5m funding round March 3, 2017

    Full-service hospitality provider Hostmaker has closed a new £5m funding round taking its total funding to £7.5m.

    Backers included Ventech and DN Capital and the firm intends to use the capital ...

  • 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 ...

  • Zoopla invests in Landbay and Trussle February 16, 2017

    Zoopla has invested £1m and partnered up with four property technology startups including peer-to-peer lender Landbay and online mortgage adviser Trussle.

    Landbay has previously raised £3m in private equity investment from ...

  • 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 ...

  • HeadBox raises £1.4m in Series A funding February 10, 2017

    Creative space marketplace HeadBox which allows users to search, book and pay for creative, offsite spaces has raised £1.4m in a Series A funding round.

    Backers in the round included ...

  • £1.5m raise for Airsorted February 4, 2017

    Airbnb management platform Airsorted has raised £1.5m in a funding round led by Concentric, with participation from 500 Startups and Pi Labs.

    The firm said it plans to use the funds to continue ...

  • BrickVest awarded FCA licence February 1, 2017

    Property investment platform BrickVest has been granted a Full-Scope FCA Alternative Investment Fund Managers License from the Financial Conduct Authority.

    The license, the first granted to an online real estate investment ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Airbnb climb down on house lettings welcomed December 1, 2016

    The decision by the holiday lettings website, Airbnb, to ban hosts in London from renting out entire homes for more than 90 days a year without official consent has been ...

  • Airbnb introduces 90-day annual limit for London December 1, 2016

    From 2017, Airbnb’s systems will automatically limit entire home listings in Greater London to 90 nights per calendar year, unless hosts confirm that they have the required permission to share ...

  • GuestReady closes £600,000 round November 16, 2016

    Airbnb management platform GuestReady has closed a £600,000 funding round led by Swiss Founders Fund.

    Additional investors include Georg Bauser, a former director at Airbnb, and Senn & Partner Holding Ltd.

    The startup offers services such ...

  • 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 ...

  • With student rent strikes looming rising costs revealed October 6, 2016

    Accommodation for Students has released its annual report on the costs of student accommodation. It reveals that the average rental value (ARV) in this sector has risen to £86.76 per ...

  • 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 ...

  • TrustedHousesitters nominated for Webby Award March 21, 2016

    TrustedHousesitters has been nominated for Best Community website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards.

    Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading ...

  • Property Partner raises £15.9m March 7, 2016

    Property crowdfunding platform Property Partner has raised £15.9m as it looks to launch new products.

    Leading the round are Octopus Ventures, an early backer of Property Partner, who are also behind Zoopla ...

  • Student.com completes raise to increase global reach February 23, 2016

    Student.com wants to change the way the world’s students book their accommodation, in the same way that Spotify changed the way the world listened to music.

    With these ambitions in mind, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Buy-to-let investment platform launches June 5, 2015

    Buy2Let.com, a new property portal which gives first-time investors looking to acquire a buy-to-let property the opportunity to search online for their ideal purchase, has launched.

    The portal, which is dedicated ...

  • Plentific partners with The Conveyancing Association April 23, 2015

    Plentific.com has teamed up with The Conveyancing Association as it looks to support homebuyers and homeowners in their search for reliable local conveyancers.

    Plentific and the Conveyancing Association ...

  • 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 ...

  • UK “sharing economy” trade body set up by Airbnb and co March 10, 2015

    Airbnb and EasyCar, along with 19 other companies, are behind the creation of a new trade body that will represent and promote the UK’s “sharing economy” businesses.

    Online platforms that enable ...