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Real estate lenders’ investments in fintech start-ups demonstrate their keenness to catch up with the times.
Digital ledgers and tokenisation are viewed by many as the future of finance. But the technology’s role in funding real estate remains nascent. By Ross Davies.
Real estate finance has a reputation for being slow to adopt new technologies,. But, as Ross Davies discovers, proptech, big data and AI are expected to shape the industry’s future.
Debt providers are exploring new sectors, alternative lenders’ influence is growing, and banks are keen to push their green credentials.
The real estate industry has been a slow adopter, but new technology has huge potential, says Andrew Baum of Oxford University's Saïd Business School.
Former HSBC real estate boss Matthew Webster has joined the start-up promising an online ‘ecosystem’ for property trading and financing. Daniel Cunningham meets him
Entrepreneurs are harnessing technology to shape the future of the real estate industry.
To move with the times, banks’ real estate units are investing in technology, often in partnership with start-ups.
Technology disrupts, but is real estate keeping pace? In the first of a four-part report on fintech, Lauren Parr discovers online platforms may be only a tiny part of the property finance market, but they are important innovators.
Fintech will change real estate finance for the better, but lenders’ knowledge of the sector will remain essential.

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