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Citi’s LendInvest loan marks a new route into property lending

In backing niche debt provider LendInvest’s drive into the UK buy-to-let residential mortgage market, Citi has demonstrated the potential for an investment bank to access property lending via fintech.

Will the crowd flock to debt funds?

An initiative announced this week aims to bring the worlds of crowdfunding and institutional real estate debt fund management closer together.

Venn Partners participates in online RE platform

Venn Partners has teamed up with online real estate trading platform BrickVest in order to give the platform's users access to direct lending opportunities in the European commercial real estate market, Real Estate Capital's sister title, Private Debt Investor reported.

FCA proposes tighter crowdfunding regulation

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has indicated that it will tighten up regulation of the burgeoning crowdfunding industry, of which real estate lending is an increasing sub-sector.

Why fintech should not be ignored

Crowdfunding platforms are a small part of Europe’s real estate finance market, but financial technology moves fast and can be disruptive.

CR agrees tie-in with services firm

CR, the real estate asset manager which is expanding into lending and debt advisory, has bought a stake in a firm which provides specialist services to real estate and alternative sector investors.

RealtyMogul launches online REIT

RealtyMogul.com has launched a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that will be distributed exclusively online and aims to give small investors an entryway into the commercial real estate market.

LendInvest appoints former OneSavings Bank chairman

Peer-to-peer real estate lender LendInvest has appointed Stephan Wilcke (pictured), the former executive chairman of OneSavings Bank, as senior adviser to its senior management team.

Former Oaktree exec to head debt crowdfunding platform

Paul Deitch, a former managing director at investment firm Oaktree Capital Management, has joined commercial real estate debt platform Patch of Land as CEO.

The institutionalisation of online lending

“The UK property market has been seriously dysfunctional for some time”. This was the attention-grabbing assertion made by InvestSure chief executive officer (CEO), Janine Lewis, upon the launch of the new online financing platform earlier this week.