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LendInvest secures £40m funding line


Macquarie has given LendInvest a £40m funding line to grow in the short-term mortgage market.

LendInvest says the Macquarie facility is its fourth bank funding line and brings its total investments to more than £230m.

LendInvest chief executive Christian Faes says: “LendInvest is creating the most diverse capital base of any mortgage lender in the market which is a key differentiator for our business.

“By welcoming another significant institution and funding line to our business, we are putting in place the foundations for a very scalable move into longer duration lending and ultimately the mainstream UK mortgage market.”



BlackRock invests £12.7m in P2P lending

BlackRock has emerged as the third biggest holder of the investment trust behind peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle, with an investment of £12.7m shares. The Financial Times reports the transaction was made in December according to Bloomberg data. The position marks the first time the fund group has offered retail investors exposure to peer-to-peer lending […]


Dragonfly loans back Octopus P2P investment vehicle

Dragonfly Finance will now have some loans funded by Octopus Investment’s new peer-to-peer investment vehicle, Octopus Choice. Octopus Choice is aimed at advisers and designed to give investors a middle ground between low returns of conventional saving and the higher risks of stock market investment. Dragonfly managing director Mark Posniak says Octopus is targetting investors […]

Investec launches private banking mortgage

Investec Private Banking is rolling its Professional and £Million Plus+ mortgages into a new Investec Private Banking Mortgage. The new mortgage covers loans from £250,000 up to £10m, or £5m on fixed rates, to a maximum of 85 per cent loan-to-value, though this can go higher on request. The mortgage needs a minimum income of […]

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