In the latest episode of the Lend Academy Podcast I interview James Herbert, the President and co-founder of LendingHome. We talk about how they have been able to scale so quickly, their goals for the business and where he sees the industry going.
Marketplace lender, LendingHome, has reached a new milestone; firm has funded over $750 million in mortgage loans since its launch in April 2014; claims to be the largest mortgage marketplace lender; firm attributes the rapid growth to a broader range of investors, now including retail investors, and the secured status of the real estate loans; Matt Humphrey, LendingHome CEO, shares additional thoughts in the included Q&A. Source
This year's top financial professionals are from a broad range of businesses; Matt Humphrey, CEO of LendingHome which provides real estate loans for homebuyers and fix and flip investors made the list; LendingHome has originated $1 billion in real estate loans; also on the list is Eugene Marinelli, chief technology officer of mortgage tech company, Blend. Source
LendingHome will now offer an online mortgage product for consumers; LendingHome was launched in 2014 and has been funding short-term bridge and rental loans for property investors; the platform has funded over $1 billion in loans; features of the product include: an automated process, real time rates, loan guidance and real estate agent connectivity. Source
Individual investors have now invested $100 million of the company's $1 billion funded; the investments have been growing at a fast pace with the platform launching in January 2016 and doubling its $50 million investment level from mid-October of 2016; LendingHome markets returns of 8.75% and requires a $50,000 opening balance with a minimum investment of $5,000; at the LendIt USA 2017 event the firm received the 2017 Top Real Estate Platform award. Source
Last year in our roundup of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms we shared that LendingHome had originated over $200 million...
LendingHome has reported over $1 billion in mortgage loan originations since it launched two and a half years ago; company is the leading marketplace lending mortgage loan originator in real estate; factors influencing the rapid growth include expansion to jumbo loans and a new investor platform for individuals; active in securitization, it has partnered with Nomura Securities International and developed the industry's first master trust securitization vehicle providing it with ongoing access to the securitization market. Source
Online mortgage lending has helped to revive the market for mortgage loan securitizations; new online mortgage lenders are providing a new wave of mortgage loan securitizations for the market specifically with fix and flips; these loans are attractive to investors because of the high yields and offer investors shorter duration investments because of the fix and flip focus; despite defaults and structuring inefficiencies created from the 2008 financial crisis, institutional investors are placing confidence in these investments; LendingHome has been leading the market with steady issuance of fix and flip loan securitizations and the products have been performing successfully for investors indicating the niche investments could begin to scale more broadly. Source
LendingHome was founded in 2013 and is the second startup business founded by Matt Humphrey; the firm announced its new consumer loan mortgage product at LendIt USA 2017; since its initial launch, the business has originated over $1 billion in mortgage loans with a focus specifically on fix and flip property owners; the new product will expand the capabilities of the firm's technology by offering consumer mortgage loans to first time homebuyers; the product expansion is a natural extension of the business and talking with Forbes, Humphrey says it has been a part of the firm's plan since founding the company. Source
There has been a healthy level of new funding deals closed in recent weeks. What we want to do in...