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Invest & Fund gains full Financial Conduct Authority authorisation

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  Following an extensive two-year approval process, we are delighted to announce that the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has granted Invest & Fund full regulatory authorisation. CEO and co-founder David Turner commented: “It is a testament to the robustness of the business model and processes, along with tenacity of the team that has ensured we have reached this momentous milestone. The FCA has recognized the governance, policies […]

Peer-to-peer autobidding can be good news, but choice is a good thing too.

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Last week Funding Circle announced a couple of changes to their lending platform, including a greater focus on automated bidding and selling, and the withdrawal of the option to manually choose loans. This is a similar operating model to Zopa and Ratesetter, two of the biggest peer-to-peer platforms in the country. Autobidding can be a powerful tool for lenders who are time poor or not […]

Is there a right time to become a peer-to-peer property lender?

Is there a right time to lend?

Brexit. Elections. Talk of a slowing property market. The pessimists amongst us might be forgiven for thinking there’s never a right time to become a peer-to-peer lender, or to start lending to residential property developers. Regardless of the headlines and political environment, residential housing is still a problem to be solved. And where there’s a problem, optimists see a solution. People still need places to […]

Our Pipeline Process Explained


Our pipeline is something which you may hear us mention in our emails and our blogs. It refers to the ‘pipeline’ of loan applications which we are sent either directly or by the Business Development Managers and are in the process of being assessed.   Our number one priority is mitigating risk and protecting our lenders, so our due diligence is stringent. Each loan has to pass several stages of […]

More Than Just Housing Developments…

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They say variety is the spice of life and the fact that Invest & Fund can look at a range of different projects certainly makes my role more interesting (as well as challenging!)       Whilst we are focused on the residential property market (as opposed to commercial), there are still a wide variety of schemes that can be considered as appropriate for our […]

An Alternative Experience…

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Last week at the gym, I bumped into an old friend for the first time in seven years. After catching up on what we’d been up to since the last time we had crossed paths, I learnt that he is now a property developer. Naturally, we had some common ground and the conversation led onto funding for his projects. He had faced significant challenges in […]

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