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Lulalend is a South African SME lender. The company is built on the belief in the power of small businesses and strives to empower businesses throughout South Africa. Lulalend's loans are characterised by speed, convenience, and easy application. This is achieved through the company's automated online platform.

Trevor Gosling is the company's founder and has been its CEO since inception in 2014. Trevor is a chartered accountant with 7 years of experience in investment banking as well as 3 years experience in structured finance. Before starting Lulalend, Trevor found and succesfully exited an e-commerce venture.

General information

BorrowerLula Lend (PTY) Ltd
CountrySouth Africa
Head officeCape Town
Founded13 August 2014
Active on Lendahand since 1 June 2018

Financial information per 2021-06-30

Portfolio Overview€16,050,318.28
Leverage ratio30.00%
Write-off ratio last 12 months7.91%
% investment amount in arrears (>90 days)3.17%

About South Africa

South-Africa, officially Republic of South-Africa, is a country on the southern end of Africa. It is a developing country with, according to world standards, an average income level. The financial, legal, communication, energy and transport sectors are well developed as is the country’s infrastructure, but the unemployment rate, being 26%, is still especially high and the economical problems emerging from the apartheid system haven’t been solved. The government aims to improve economic growth and attract more foreign investments by softening labor legislation, accelerating privatization and diminishing government spending.

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