A chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, Angelie has more than 16 years’ experience in finance and tax roles in large global listed businesses. Most recently, she was the Finance Director at Blippar, a world leading augmented reality company, and was responsible for leading its international growth in a new, emerging industry. Previously, Angelie spent four years as UK CFO at Wonga, driving product evolution and leading the process to get the business FCA authorised. Joining LendInvest in January 2018, Angelie directs our finance team, ensuring we continue to lend more, sustainably.
LendInvest has transitioned from a fund management bussiness when it launched in 2008, to a marketplace lender, and now to an asset management platform.
Instead of travelling the world meeting clients, it was more efficient to build a platform to raise capital. Now the platform is approached by individuals of high net worth through word of mouth and referrals rather than advertising.
Angelie said LendInvest can approve a mortgage in two weeks which is half the time it takes for other banks, without increasing the risk exposure.
The mortgage industry is still growing and changing so there is much more to happen. Therefore an IPO by LendInvest is not essential right now.