LendInvest appoints FinTech mentor as VP of compliance


LendInvest has appointed Willem Wellinghoff as VP of compliance.

Wellinghoff is responsible for setting and maintaining LendInvest’s compliance and risk management strategy and serves as a member of the LendInvest governance committee for compliance and risk.

His experience includes a decade at credit services firm Cabot Credit Management, where he was legal counsel and then head of legal and regulatory affairs.

Since 2012, Wellinghoff has served as a special advisor to the board of the Credit Services Association, the trade body for debt recovery agencies and allied professional credit services, focusing on the migration of consumer credit regulation from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority.

LendInvest Co-Founder Christian Faes says: “At LendInvest we are very serious about lending responsibly and meeting our obligationsto investors, as we build our financial services franchise. Willem has an impeccable compliance pedigree, and is the perfect person to fill this crucial role.”

Wellinghoff , who is a regulatory mentor to FinTech startups participating in the Barclays Accelerator programme, says: “The emerging FinTech industry is subject to ever-growing layers of regulation. I’m excited to take my experience of advising in this sector to a role within a team where where compliance and ethics is core to its culture.”