LendSwift arranges short-term debt financing for property investors, allowing them to fund small-scale development and refurbishment projects.
LendSwift was founded by David Evans and Rob Dix, who saw a gap in the market for fast, flexible short-term finance for property developers. Initially investing their own capital alongside a few high net worth individuals and small funds, the company has since grown to have more than £5million in live loans (Dec 2018).
Rob Dix left the company in 2018, as he focused on his other businesses at Property Hub, and Mark Robertson joined the board to help David grow Lendswift to the next level. All Directors have a significant six-figure sum invested in LendSwift and continue to invest in every loan they make.
Meet the Team
After completing a building apprenticeship, David served as a Paratrooper before leaving to obtain a business degree, a teaching degree, and an MBA. He went on to teach in secondary schools while buying property on the side – and after eight years, he resigned from teaching in order to build up a successful group of property companies in construction, estate agency, consultancy and development.
His construction and development experience spans 30 years, and he has been involved in the development of over 50 sites in three countries.
Mark’s run his own successful software business since 1995, and specialises in financial markets. He joined the board in 2018, after being an Investor in Lendswift loans for over two years. His experience is helping take Lendswift to the next level by introducing a new software operating platform and the operational processes required to handle the planned increase in deal volume.
Mark’s property experience includes building his own house, and a substantial BTL and holiday-let portfolio.
Having previously worked as a Crime Scene Investigator in the Police for seven years, Abby joined LendSwift in June 2016 as PA to the Directors, as well as working in a dual role as an Administrator for The Property Hub.
Since then Abby has progressed to take on the role of Investor Relations within LendSwift, before becoming Head of Investing in January 2019 and Director in April 2019.
Richard was a solicitor for 10 years prior to joining LendSwift in 2018. He is a Senior Underwriter and Legal Counsel for LendSwift. As well as underwriting loans, Richard’s legal expertise allows him to work closely with LendSwift’s and borrowers’ solicitors to ensure that loans progress through the legal process in a quick, efficient manner.
Richard’s property experience includes 20 years of running a BTL portfolio in London.