rebuildingsociety.com is born from the attitude that people want transparency, trust and purpose from financial services. We believe that allowing businesses to apply to an online community of lenders helps to benefit the business by connecting various stakeholders with a vested interest in their long term success.
An increasing number of people care about how their money is used in society. Since the crash fewer people are prepared to invest in blind funds and greater accountability is demanded of discretionary fund managers. Many people are taking better control of finance into their own hands.
We began accepting loan applications in September 2012, funded our first deal in January 2013. Today we’ve facilitated over £10m and counting in loans from more than 200 applications for finance.
Businesses and investors value the advantages of 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 the values to our philosophy. Read more about the origins of rebuildingsociety.com
David Powell joined the board in early 2012 and Julian Wells as Marketing Director in July.
Following a period of technology development, the site began accepting loan applications in September 2012. This started a marketing push, which resulted in funding its first deal in January 2013.
Daniel is passionate about providing transparent funding solutions to businesses and investors who 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 on the board of several web-based businesses.
Julian is rebuildingsociety’s Marketing Director with a career as a director in financial services behind him, he takes a strategic lead with commercial finance brokers, intermediaries and advisers. Julian also guides rebuildingsociety’s white label clients through set-up and launch of their p2p platforms.
Kylie reviews the security provided by applicants for its suitability and enforceability, she also manages the loan auction process to help get answers to questions and moderate communication between borrowers, lenders and advisers.Kylie has also taken a role with in our compliance team to ensure that we meet our regulatory obligations.
Kylie holds a Qualifying Law degree and a first class Business & Law degree from Leeds University. Kylie has been part o the rebuildingsociety team since the beginning.
David Powell is a shareholder and Non-Executive Director for Business Strategy. David is a Chartered Accountant and management consultant with a focus on cost management. He advises the team on business strategy, user experience and management.
Philip is a Forensic Accountant. A trained accountant and barrister with forty years of business experience, Philip truly understands the mechanics of running a small business, which enables him to assess the creditworthiness of businesses applying for finance. Member of the ICAEW and currently serving on the ICAEW Business Law Committee.
Rick Hyland is Business Development Manager. Following a career in relationship building in sales and recruitment, Rick is responsible for identifying new borrowers and nurturing their journey through application, acting as their point of reference.
Nick Newton is our Customer Support Manager. He is responsible for the Customer Support team and collaborating with new partners.
Huw Miller is Finance Controller. Responsible for the daily reconciliation of the client account. Huw also undertakes much of the accounting for the business as well as assisting with the preparation of applications for review by the underwriters. Huw is an MAAT, a full Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Maria Samayoa is our Production Manager. Maria joined the team in February 2014 and has been key to the training and development of Project Managers who collaborate with our partners. Maria has also been key in helping to setup and support the team in Central America.
Pawel Szewczyk is our Development Team Leader. With years of web development experience as well as expertise in dev management, Pawel is based in our Leeds office and regularly works with our partners develop new and existing functionality.
Kyle is our Customer Relations Coordinator. He is responsible for supporting customers in a prompt, courteous manner over the phone and using the customer support ticket system. He also updates the forums with information useful to lenders.
May is also a Customer Relations Coordinator. She supports customers who call in, responds to support tickets and will also update the forums periodically.
rebuildingsociety.com wouldn’t be what it is today without the input from key consultants and freelancers who are not employed full time, but are instrumental in the growth and development of the organisation. We’re big believers in computer-aided collaborative working and many of our staff work out of remote locations thanks to advanced teleworking technology. By working with a big freelance team, we keep the business lean while being able to scale up with the growth in demand.