05 March 2021

Landbay becomes Europe’s twelfth fastest growing company – as listed in FT 1000 Fastest Growing Companies

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Landbay becomes Europe’s twelfth fastest growing company – as listed in FT 1000 Fastest Growing Companies

Landbay, one of the UK’s leading buy-to-let lenders, has been classified as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.  It reached an astounding number 12 in the latest Financial Times’ annual list of the fastest-growing European companies. 

The FT 1000 lists the European companies that have achieved the highest compound annual growth in revenue from 2016 to 2019. Landbay is ranked at twelfth, off the back of an absolute growth rate of 5520.3% across the period. 

The FT1000 rating is the result of a joint initiative by the Financial Times and Statista, which conducted months of research, public calls for participation, intensive database research and directly contacted tens of thousands of companies.

Landbay was one of only 14 UK companies in the top 50. It is the top ranked financial services business on the list and the second highest ranked fintech. The incredible growth that Landbay has achieved comes against a backdrop of turbulence as according to the FT, most of Europe’s high-growth companies are facing another year of slower progress as the pandemic continues to limit business activity in 2021. 

This latest achievement comes on the back of Landbay reaching number six in last year’s Deloitte UK Fast 50. Landbay was once again listed as the top ranked mortgage lender and the third fastest growing FinTech business in the country. 

Landbay’s notification from the Financial Times stated: “In the end, we were able to identify outstanding companies among millions of European enterprises. Landbay Partners clearly stood out, and as a result will be publicly recognised in the FT as one of Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies.”

Julian Cork, COO of Landbay, said, “Reaching twelfth on such a prestigious list is real recognition of how hard our team has worked over the past few years and is a tangible sign of our ambition to become the UK’s number one specialist buy-to-let lender. The incredible level of growth we’ve achieved in a relatively short time is due to our constant innovation and dedication to customer service.

“We strive to ensure buy-to-let lending is as simple and efficient as possible and by working closely with intermediaries, we continually improved our offering. The key to our success is our scalable, technology-enabled and service-focused lending platform. We designed process and systems that means we can do things faster and more efficiently and crucially, provide a better experience for intermediaries and their clients. 

“Alongside increasing our revenue, we also want to help change the shape of the whole buy-to-let industry providing intermediaries with a vision of what lending could and should look like.” 

Landbay has ambitions not only to increase lending but to also improve the way that buy-to-let lending is delivered. It uses cutting edge technology to streamline the lending process. Landbay’s origination process is all online via its bespoke platform and is 100% paperless with e-signatures and micro services. Landbay’s process is all cloud-based and scalable, allowing it to turnaround every enquiry significantly faster than many of its competitors, while still offering highly attractive pricing. 

The full FT 1000 list can be found at: https://www.ft.com/content/8b37a92b-15e6-4b9c-8427-315a8b5f4332

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