Christian Faes


Co-Founder and CEO

Christian is co-founder and CEO of LendInvest, which is the world's largest online marketplace lender for real estate. LendInvest is bringing technology to the £1.2 trillion UK mortgage market, which has to date been an entirely offline market.   LendInvest's history started as an offline short-term mortgage lender back in 2008, and in 2013 launched as a marketplace platform, allowing retail and institutional investors the opportunity to invest in a mortgage for the first time. To date, investors that range from individuals to international banks have lent close to £700 million to property entrepreneurs to buy, build or rebuild more than 2,300 homes around the UK worth over £1.1 billion.    LendInvest is one of the fastest growing (and most profitable) marketplace platforms in the world, and also has significant institutional backing. In the last 18 months, LendInvest grew its team from 30 to over 100 employees and attracted £39 million in equity investment from two international investors, Beijing Kunlun and Atomico.    Christian is a qualified lawyer with corporate finance and real estate experience. He was previously a securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance, and in-house legal counsel for Deutsche Bank; and was involved in a mortgage lending business in Australia.   Christian is also an active supporter of the FinTech and PropTech sectors, and an investor in start-ups such as Seedrs and Plentific.

Event Sessions Featuring Christian Faes


In defense of online lending

AltFi Global Summit 2016 - 14th September 2016

Articles By Christian Faes

Articles Featuring Christian Faes

LendInvest scoops another £30.5m in pre-IPO round

17th September 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Exclusive: Fintech lender wins FSCS coverage

24th August 2018 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest notches another year of profit

3rd July 2018 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest returns with second retail bond

15th March 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Another milestone for LendInvest

4th January 2018 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest hits $1bn in funds under management

14th December 2017 | Ryan Weeks

UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react

24th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest appoints Wilcke on road to IPO

17th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks

The Property Pivot

12th February 2016 | Sam Griffiths

LendInvest Hits Half Billion Mark

8th January 2016 | Ryan Weeks

What to watch out for in 2016

4th January 2016 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest Close to Doubling 2014 Output

30th November 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Deadline Day

30th October 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Buyers Beware

23rd October 2015 | David Stevenson

United we stand, divided we fall

15th October 2015 | Geoff Miller

LendInvest to Launch Listed Fund

14th October 2015 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest announces second consecutive year of profit

13th October 2015 | Guglielmo de Stefano

Key Talking Points from P2P CEO Breakfast

26th June 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Credit Rating Agency Rates UK P2P Platform

24th June 2015 | Ryan Weeks

High Power P2P Appointments Continue

5th May 2015 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest Partners with Property Platform

7th April 2015 | Georgina McCreadie

The AltFi Frontline: P2P Permissions Explained…

26th February 2015 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest To Become UK's First Listed Platform?

2nd February 2015 | Ryan Weeks

The UK’s First Comprehensive Buy-To-Let Index

23rd October 2014 | AltFi News

A Snapshot of the AltFi Investor Workshop

20th October 2014 | AltFi News

LendInvest Merges With its Creator

1st October 2014 | AltFi News

Consumers Unmoved by Regulation?

17th July 2014 | AltFi News

The AltFi Frontline: The Reflective Phase

28th May 2014 | Ryan Weeks

Fast-Growing P2P Lender Hits Milestone

2nd April 2014 | AltFi News

FCA D-Day looms into view

31st March 2014 | David Stevenson

Huge Moment for P2P Sector

19th March 2014 | AltFi News

P2P Lender Offers Tranche Loans to Investors

17th March 2014 | AltFi News

P2P Lender Makes High-Power Appointment

28th February 2014 | AltFi News

AltFi Summit 2014 Sponsors’ Breakfast Interviews

10th February 2014 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest Complete World’s Largest P2P Loan

24th January 2014 | Ryan Weeks