Lloyds Banking Group leads £10m investment in PropTech firm Coadjute


Coadjute, a FinTech start-up, has recently raised an impressive £10m in funding, with Lloyds Banking Group taking the lead via a £3m investment.

The funding round also saw contributions from NatWest, Nationwide, and Rightmove, marking a significant endorsement from some of the industry’s biggest names. This collaboration underscores the banking sector’s confidence in Coadjute’s vision and its potential to revolutionise the property market.

At its core, Coadjute aims to simplify the complex and often fragmented process of buying a home. By connecting existing property software systems used throughout the homeownership journey, Coadjute facilitates the quick and secure sharing of communications and documents.

This interconnectivity ensures greater transparency and speed for all parties involved, from estate agents and brokers to banks and conveyancers. Utilising distributed ledger technology, Coadjute’s platform operates behind the scenes, seamlessly integrating various stakeholders into a unified network.

The fresh injection of funds will be channelled towards further developing Coadjute’s platform and expanding its reach. The ultimate goal is to make the home-buying process not only faster but also more straightforward and accessible for everyone involved. This ambition aligns with the broader mission of the company’s strategic investors, particularly Lloyds Banking Group, which aims to leverage its substantial influence to enhance the UK housing market’s efficiency and accessibility.

In addition to accelerating the property transaction process, Coadjute’s innovative approach could also make it significantly cheaper and easier for individuals to purchase homes. This is particularly beneficial for first-time buyers and those looking to move, addressing common concerns about the complexity and opacity of the current system.

Reflecting on the partnership, Robin Scher, Head of Fintech Investment at Lloyds Banking Group, expressed enthusiasm about Coadjute’s potential to transform the property buying landscape. “We believe Coadjute’s innovative technology has the potential to revolutionise the property buying process for all, and dramatically improve the speed and simplicity of purchasing a home. As the lead investors, we have coordinated with key industry partners to support Coadjute in delivering their fundraise,” Scher remarked.

Echoing this sentiment, Dan Salmons, CEO of Coadjute, highlighted the importance of collaboration in driving change. “At Coadjute, we’re passionate about the power of collaboration and see it as the main way we can improve the property transaction process for buyers and sellers. We are delighted to be partnering with major players Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest and Rightmove and we see this as a huge step forward in the work we are doing to build a truly digital property market,” Salmons said.

This funding round is part of a strategic move by Lloyds Banking Group to bolster its presence in the FinTech sector, marking yet another significant investment in innovative companies that promise to bring substantial benefits to customers and clients alike.

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