Christian Faes


CEO and Co-Founder

Christian Faes is the co-founder and Exec Chair of LendInvest, which is a marketplace platform for property finance, and one of the leading Fintech businesses in the UK. The business has raised over £2 billion in debt and equity, from institutions such as Atomico, the European Investment Fund, Citibank, HSBC, and the National Australia Bank. It also has a listed bond programme on the London Stock Exchange.

Christian comes from a legal background having practised as a real estate lawyer in Australia and a corporate finance lawyer in London, prior to setting up LendInvest in 2008.

Christian is a keen advocate for the Fintech sector, and sits on the Government’s Fintech Delivery Panel; is a member of the DIT's Trade Advisory Group; and founded and chairs the industry group called Fintech Founders. He is also an active angel investor in the space.

Event Sessions Featuring Christian Faes


Lessons Learnt Disrupting The Property Lending Industry

AltFi Australasia Summit 2021 - Wednesday 28 April 2021

Fireside Chat

What's next for fintech lenders?

AltFi London Summit 2019 - Monday 18 March 2019

Articles By Christian Faes

Articles Featuring Christian Faes

2021 in quotes: Part 1

10th January 2022 | John Reynolds

AltFi Awards 2021: The Shortlist revealed!

3rd November 2021 | Daniel Lanyon

LendInvest bags £500m in funding from JP Morgan

28th January 2021 | Aisling Finn

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2020

5th January 2021 | Aisling Finn

2020 in Fintech and Alternative Finance: Part 1

29th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Should you launch a fintech during a recession?

21st May 2020 | John Reynolds

Credit Kudos raises £5m

15th April 2020 | Daniel Lanyon

The great push for profit

14th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

Is Australia the answer to UK Fintech's talent shortage?

11th November 2019 | Christian Faes

LendInvest reportedly shelves IPO plans for now

27th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

LendInvest hires new COO

5th March 2019 | Daniel Lanyon

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

LendInvest Merges With its Creator

1st October 2014 | AltFi

Consumers Unmoved by Regulation?

17th July 2014 | AltFi

The AltFi Frontline: The Reflective Phase

28th May 2014 | Ryan Weeks

FCA D-Day looms into view

31st March 2014 | David Stevenson

Huge Moment for P2P Sector

19th March 2014 | AltFi

P2P Lender Makes High-Power Appointment

28th February 2014 | AltFi

AltFi Summit 2014 Sponsors’ Breakfast Interviews

10th February 2014 | Ryan Weeks

LendInvest Complete World’s Largest P2P Loan

24th January 2014 | Ryan Weeks