Lendy review

Rated 3.5 stars out of 5

What we like

What we don't like

Key facts

  • Lendy offers loans with high interest rates - up to 12%
  • The platform is large and has good dealflow
  • The secondary market is liquid and active
  • Loans can be purchased prior to wiring funds to Lendy
  • Independent valuation reports are provided for each collateral
  • It is possible to invest large sums (if you have them!)
  • LTVs are conservative - typically 35-70%
  • The website is satisfactory but lacks some of the more advanced features of other platforms, such as loan filters
  • Defaults have been increasing, and should be monitored
  • Many of the loans are used for development purposes, which is a higher level of risk than bridge or mortgage loans
  • Loans require careful due diligence prior to investing as the loans and collaterals valuations tend to be complex and vary significantly
  • Loan types - UK secured bridge loans and development loans
  • Collaterals - Primarily UK commercial and residential real estate
  • Protection fund? - Yes (small)
  • Autobid available? - Yes
  • Secondary market? - Yes
  • Is platform profitable? - Yes

Conclusions on Lendy

Lendy (formerly Saving Stream) focuses on secured bridge loans and development finance loans. Interest rates are typically 7-12%pa, with terms typically less than a year. Lendy is one of the larger platforms, with over £300 million lent to date. It is one of the very few platforms that have already become profitable, and it has good deal flow. Lendy is the type of platform that can offer interesting investment opportunities, but it requires a little time to review the opportunities and find the best loans.  Many of the borrowers pre-fund the interest payments (some of the loan proceeds are held back to cover interest). This reduces the risk for investors. We think that Lendy is most suitable for investors that have an interest and willingness to devote some time to analysing loans before they purchase them. There are some great loans listed on the site that offer high returns and a good risk profile, but it will pay to be selective.

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