What we do
rebuildingsociety.com is a peer-to-business lending platform that connects creditworthy UK businesses looking for a loan with individuals prepared to lend their own money for returns that outstrip retail savings products.
The peer-to-business lending market is one section of the crowdfunding movement and is sometimes described as ‘crowdlending’ or incorporated into peer-to-peer lending.
The chief architect of the rebuild is Daniel Rajkumar. He felt the market could offer a lot more than just finance and believes the future of business funding will exist through a range of channels currently viewed as alternative, such as peer-to-business lending. rebuildingsociety.com will continue to place emphasis on the added value offered by peer-to-business lending, which stems from the belief that lenders have a vested interest in seeing their borrowers succeed.
We’re also a firm believer in the founding principles of building societies and have applied some of it to our philosophy. Read more about the origins of rebuildingsociety.com
Jeremy Wilson, Kenton Robbins and David Powell joined the board in early 2012 and Julian Wells as Marketing Director in July. Nick Moules was appointed Communications Manager in September, while October saw the new addition to the board of Nigel Payne who along with Julian Wells runs the introducer channel.
Following a period of technology development, the site began accepting loan applications in September 2012. This started a marketing push, which resulted in rebuildingsociety.com funding its first deal in January 2013.
A firm believer in a UK economy driven by enterprise and productivity, Daniel is passionate about providing a funding solution for businesses he feels have been let down by the banks.
His own frustrating experience of applying for funding through traditional channels convinced him that he could start and establish a credible facilitator of business loans funded by individuals, resulting in rebuildingsociety.com.
A serial entrepreneur, Daniel is the owner of several web-based businesses including rebuildingsociety.com and Web Translations, a business he has owned for 12 years that helps companies to trade in international markets by translating and promoting websites.
Gary is a vastly experienced financial services professional who enjoyed a lengthy career with Yorkshire Bank where he held a number of roles, including Director of Small Business Banking. He now advises a number of companies and runs his own management consultancy that supplies Non-Executive Directors. He was awarded an MBE for Services to the Finance Industry in the 2008 New Years Honours List and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland.