Our mission is to offer an ethical alternative path to homeownership

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Our story

In 2017 we saw too many people being locked out of home ownership so we decided to do something about it.

We started StrideUp to provide flexible and ethical home finance to help people achieve their homeownership dreams. It’s our vision to create a fairer housing market that’s inclusive and caters for diverse needs.

Who we are

StrideUp provides home purchase plans, which is a type of finance for people who want to buy a home. We focus on two core areas: ethical and Shariah-compliant finance options that cater to buyers from diverse backgrounds, and increased finance amounts to help buy bigger, better or earlier than possible with a normal mortgage.

Based in London, StrideUp’s team is made up of individuals from mortgage, finance and technology backgrounds. The business is backed by ARA Venn and leading European tech venture capital and angel investors.

StrideUp is authorised by the FCA to provide regulated home finance.

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Our investors

StrideUp is supported by some of the world's largest institutional investors.

Meet the team

Sakeeb Zaman

CEO and Co-founder

Rohan Trivedi


Nickie Saunders

Head of Underwriting

Kate Haussauer

Head of Operational Support & Change

Mohammed Khan

Senior HPP Advisor

Bhavita Patel

HPP Advisor

Sarah Awan

Broker Support Manager

Ed Painter

Senior Underwriter


Interested in helping to unlock home ownership?

Our growing team is passionate about unlocking home ownership for first-time buyers across the country. If our mission sounds like something you’d be interested in, please review our open roles or reach out to us by email.

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