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Lendwise

Rank #43
Education Loans
Direct Marketplace Lending
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Funded Since September 2018
£28.73m
Minimum Investment
£200
Auto Invest
Yes
Secondary Market
Yes
Ring Fence
Yes
Regulated
Yes

What is Lendwise?

Lendwise operates a direct marketplace lending platform, which means it operates the "traditional" or "pure" P2P lending model and serves as an online space where borrowers can apply for loans and investors can fund projects. Lendwise is managed by Lendwise Ltd., headquatered in the United Kingdom. It's received a credit license from United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Lendwise enables you to provide funding to individuals by investing in education loans. You can also apply for funding if you are an individual seeking financing.

What does Lendwise offer?

At Lendwise, you can make GBP-denominated investments starting from £200. You can also set up an auto-invest feature and buy and sell loans on a secondary market.

Lendwise separates investors’ funds from the platform company assets and has a wind-down plan in place to ensure minimal damage in case the platform goes out of business. It discloses statistics about its funded loans on a dedicated public page and shares its monthly funding volumes with P2PMarketData.

Who founded Lendwise?

Lendwise was launched in 2016 by Ioannis Georgiou, Kypros Mouzouros and Rishi Zaveri.

Ioannis has over 20 years of experience. His professional background is mainly in banking, and finance. Ioannis has been, among other positions, a CEO at Finovex — an innovative financial services provider, and a Manager at Bank of Cyprus — a leading banking and financial services group in cyprus. He holds a Master's degree from London School of Economics and Political Science in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems.

Kypros has over 25 years of experience. His professional background is mainly in finance. Kypros has been, among other positions, a CFO at Finovex — an innovative financial services provider, and a CFO at N.P. Lanitis — a private equity company. He holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Warwick in Management Sciences.

Rishi has over 25 years of experience. His professional background is mainly in finance. Rishi has been, for example, a Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald — a global financial services firm, and an Associate Director at Intelli Corporate Finance — a financial services firm. He holds a Master's degree from London School of Economics and Political Science in International Accounting & Finance.

Lendwise Details

Legal Company Name
Lendwise Ltd.
Business ID
10466048
Main Currency
British Pound Sterling (£)
Headquarters Location
United Kingdom
Founded Date
November 2016
Launch Date
September 2018

How is Lendwise regulated?

License Name License Key Regulatory Entity Country
Operating an electronic system in relation to lending 782496 Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) United Kingdom

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