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London’s 36 Fastest Growing Consumer Lending Startups

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 36 Consumer Lending companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Consumer Lending Companies & Startups (London)


Fintern

FoundersDr Michelle He, Gerald Chappell
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Fintern is a lending startup looking to offer an AI-driven alternative to costly payday loans.


Pave

FoundersChris Butcher, Sho Sugihara
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The proper path to good credit


Keebo

FoundersMatthew Hallett, Michael Vanaselja
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Hey, we’re Keebo, the credit card designed for the new generation to build better credit and improve financial wellbeing.


CUDONI

FoundersJames Harford-Tyrer
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Europe’s only full-service luxury resale platform. Effortlessly buy and sell authentic designer items at up to 90% off retail price.


Knoma

FoundersBrett Shanley
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Knoma offers a payment solution and marketplace for lifelong learning.


Plend

FoundersJames Pursaill, Robert Pasco
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Building a better way to borrow, where people are no longer held back by their credit history


Akrod Limited

FoundersAndrea Gerosa, Frederic Nze, Georgios Psonis
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Powering the next generation of credit technology for the world’s underbanked


Leanpay

FoundersMisa Zivic
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Leanpay is an omni-channel POS financing company that aims to disrupt consumer loans segment, and help consumers buy products they need.


Wollit

FoundersLiad Shababo
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The UK’s most powerful financial membership


Divido

FoundersAnders Hallsten, Christer Holloman, Fredrik Borgquist
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Divido is a global white label consumer lending platform for financial institutions and multinational retailers.


Proportunity

FoundersStefan Boronea, Vadim Toader
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Proportunity is a financial services organisation made possible by technology.


OnLadder

FoundersCameron Orcutt, Samuel Hatley
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OnLadder is a proptech company that aims to make property ownership accessible to everyone.


Paysme

FoundersDerek Stewart
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Paysme is a FinTech champion of SMEs.


Yielders

FoundersAbid Karim, Irfan Khan, Zee Uppal
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Yielders UK is a crowdfunding property investment platform that puts UK property investment within your reach.


Leap

FoundersFawzi Kyriakos-Saad
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Leap‘s peer to peer (P2P) lending platform connects borrowers and lenders directly, creating a community where everyone can thrive.


Tymit

FoundersJuan Montalvo Bressi, Martin Magnone, Nicolas Magnone
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Tymit is a provider of credit cards that offers financing purchases overtime and manages the monthly budget.


Paycado

FoundersNadya Miteva, Veselin Sidjimov
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Paycado is a new Fintech Neobank aiming to provide affordable and innovative banking services.


Sensible Lender

FoundersUnknown
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Sensible Lender is a lending business


Funds4Talents

FoundersChristopher Muelhausen, Marcus Feistl, Rajbir Nirwan
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Income-Contingent Student Loans


BOMADU

FoundersAbi Elohim
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BOMADU is a home deposit finance platform.


Rise

FoundersJames Jameson
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On-demand health and wellbeing for the modern workplace & employee.


Backbone

FoundersRon Shteinberg
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Credit as a Service


Fintex Capital

FoundersPhilip Schajer, Robert Stafler
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Fintex Capital is a unique investment firm dedicated to alternative credit


Allium Money

FoundersUnknown
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Allium Money specialises in financing energy efficient home improvement projects.


NextCredit

FoundersUnknown
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Nextcredit is a direct lender that offers online instalments loans.


East Lodge Capital

FoundersUnknown
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East Lodge Capital is an investment firm that provides hedge funds, asset-based lending, commercial mortgage and employee benefit services.


Claim Capital

FoundersUnknown
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Claim Capital provides credit claiming, HMRC enquiry support, and technical reporting services to small and medium-sized enterprises.


fuelGenie

FoundersUnknown
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fuelGenie is a subsidiary of French IT services firm Atos SA, provides business consulting, systems integration, and managed IT services.


iQiCharge

FoundersUnknown
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Smartphone charging at the table! Exclusively developed for restaurants, hotels, events and corporate boardrooms.


Pitchstor

FoundersUnknown
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Pitchstor is a digital funding mechanism or in other words an online bank for financing, operating in the disruptive era of FinTech.


L.O.A.F.

FoundersUnknown
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L.O.A.F. To disrupt an industry that exploits people’s periods of acute financial insecurity by building a high quality financial services.


Pickbrella

FoundersUnknown
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Pickbrella is First umbrella renting stations.


Paperless Home

FoundersMarkus J Becker
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The UK’s most convenient document scanning service.


UrbanShaadi

FoundersUnknown
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UrbanShaadi is a portal which will help customers to find all wedding related vendors under one roof.


Celsius Network

FoundersAlex Mashinsky, Nuke Goldstein, Rod Bolger, S. Daniel Leon
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Celsius Network is a blockchain-based lending platform that is accessible through a free mobile app.


SteadyPay

FoundersJohn Downie, Oleg Mukanov, Oleg Mukhanov, Victor Pawley
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SteadyPay is an income smoothing app for the modern economy.

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