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Specialist UK debt provider LendInvest has reported 2017 lending volumes of £500 million (€563 million), up 33 percent on the previous year’s total.
Credit will provide a major access point into real estate for an increasing number of investors in the year ahead.
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.
An initiative announced this week aims to bring the worlds of crowdfunding and institutional real estate debt fund management closer together.
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.
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.
Crowdfunding platforms are a small part of Europe’s real estate finance market, but financial technology moves fast and can be disruptive.
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.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.
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.

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