Landbay

We’re a lending platform enabling institutions to invest in the UK's private rented sector through the funding of residential buy-to-let mortgages.

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Landbay opened its doors in 2014 with the goal of creating a more accessible buy-to-let mortgage marketplace for investors, borrowers and brokers. It is an intermediary-only lender and its institutional funders include large financial institutions who use capital markets and retail banks supervised by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

This mid-size company, based in central London, has an experienced lending and management team and is a member of UK Finance and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association. It has been selected for the Deloitte Fast 50 and the Mortgage Introducer awards. One of Landbay's aims is to become the go-to funding partner for the private rental sector. It reported low levels of mortgage holidays during the pandemic.

As part of the company's underwriting process, the quality of rental property is assessed and standards such as minimum room size are monitored. It operates a flat management structure and staff roles include underwriting, finance and software engineering. Among the benefits on offer are health insurance, share options, a pension scheme and enhanced maternity and paternity leave.

There are regular social get-togethers and people are encouraged to lead charity events within the business to raise funds and resources for their chosen causes. This has benefitted Macmillan cancer nurses, Save the Children and Samaritans.

Landbay uses local suppliers where possible and provides employees with Victoria Privilege cards, which encourage spending at local businesses in SW1 through discounts.

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Leadership

99% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

The CEO, John Goodall, sits in the middle of the open-plan floor with everyone else. He and the executive team called every member of staff during the pandemic to see how they were, if they had any questions and how the company could help them.

Wellbeing

83% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Wellness days were introduced when the coronavirus arrived to encourage staff to take time off without using up annual leave. Slido kept people connected and helped them exchange information, while physical fitness sessions included memorable attempts at the Bring Sally Up Challenge.

Giving Something Back

88% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Landbay has partnered with the Cardinal Hume Centre in London to support local people facing homelessness and poverty by donating £10 for every mortgage completion. Last year furloughed staff took it upon themselves to rebuild the centre's web page, which produced more contributions and raised awareness.

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