LendInvest - Lending Services of the Year
ABOUT ROD LOCKHART
Rod joined LendInvest in 2015 to lead the business’ Capital Markets and Fund Management division. Within that time Rod has overseen LendInvest’s AUM grow from £100m to £1.8bn and managed the launch of its listed Retail bond and RMBS programmes. Rod became Chief Executive Officer of LendInvest in January 2020. Rod is a Chartered Surveyor with 17 years’ experience in property and property finance. He was previously Senior Director and a board member of the Investment Advisory Committee for CBRE. There, as well as advising LendInvest on its Real Estate Opportunity Fund, he advised UK and global institutional clients and managed a range of property and property debt portfolios. Rod is passionate about property, alternative finance and prop-tech. He has lectured on property finance at the University of Reading and regularly advocates for the sector at conferences globally.
We offer short-term, development and buy-to-let mortgages to intermediaries, landlords and developers across the UK.
For more than 12 years we’ve been making it our mission to make property finance simple. As a result, technology underpins everything we do. We have built an asset management platform designed to make the process of getting a mortgage simpler: reducing the form-filling, increasing the speed to get a ‘yes’, and creating a better customer experience for our borrowers, intermediaries, and investors.
Since starting out in 2008 we’ve lent more than £3 billion of mortgages and have helped to put thousands of new or improved homes into the UK housing market.
In that time we’ve built a truly international capital base. Today, our funders and investors include pension funds, insurers and global institutions like HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and National Australia Bank. And in 2019 we became the first UK Fintech to securitise a portfolio of buy-to-let mortgages.
We are a multiple award-winning company and have been proudly profitable since 2015.
The UK property finance market represents approximately £1.6 trillion of outstanding residential mortgage balances, however the process of applying for a mortgage in all segments remains one of the poorest consumer experiences.
We have built technology to transform the market by making processes easier and more efficient. By digitising mortgages, delivering a better customer experience and driving operational efficiency, we make property finance simple for everyone.
Our proprietary technology platform provides our investors with opportunities to gain exposure to the UK property finance market, and is also the gateway for brokers and borrowers to efficiently access our mortgage products.
We have built a highly scalable platform that brings to market a new proposition for our customers.
Our proprietary loan origination, management and investment software bring simplicity, speed and certainty to both borrowers and investors.