Education finance specialist peer-to-peer (P2P) platform Lendwise has appointed financial services communications consultancy MRM to assist its expansion and client acquisition plans through proactive and reactive PR and communications.
Prospective borrowers looking to fund postgraduate or professional education are ill-served by lending from high street banks. Lendwise recognises that a loan for education at a reasonable rate enables graduates and professionals to enhance their skills and increase earning potential, without burdensome rates or terms.
The business, which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, pairs investors with students and professionals seeking to borrow money to fund their postgraduate education and professional qualifications. By lending to a range of individuals specialising in different areas of study and students graduating over a number of years, investors can diversify their lending portfolios and reduce risk.
MRM will be responsible for supporting Lendwise’s growth as an emerging P2P lender, working alongside Co-Founders Rishi Zaveri, Ioannis Georgiou and Kypros Mouzouros as well as Head of Marketing Anita Christophides.
MRM’s Lendwise team will be led by head of consumer finance at the London-based agency, Christopher Tuite. This is the latest addition to its extensive range of clients operating in and around the financial and professional services sector including the likes of eToro, Shawbrook Bank, River & Mercantile and Willis Owen. The appointment adds to MRM’s credentials in consumer and investment finance.
Christopher Tuite, head of consumer finance at MRM says:
“Lendwise is an up-and-coming business with a mission and great story to tell. The management team has ambitious plans to become a leading P2P lender with a unique business model. We are all very excited to be working alongside them.”
Rishi Zaveri, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Lendwise says:
“We are delighted to be working with MRM. The agency combines a unique blend of expertise in both retail investment and consumer finance, which makes them the right agency for us. The fully-integrated team, made up of professionals combining years of experience in journalism, marketing, public affairs and public relations will help us achieve our ambitions. We are very much looking forward to getting started with them.”
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Lendwise is a FCA-regulated online peer-to-peer finance lender specialising in education finance. Based in London, it has pooled together expertise in banking, finance, IT and social media marketing to bring together lenders and borrowers in the education finance sector and provide them with a superior product and service offering.
MRM is an integrated, award-winning communications and reputation management consultancy specialising in the financial services and professional services sectors.
MRM is part of MRM Group, an independently owned media services business, which also includes Capital City Media, a full-service media planning and buying agency with sector-leading expertise and insight into UK, European and worldwide B2C and B2B paid media.