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We've been around since 1972, but really we're only just getting started.

  • March 1972

    HPD First Incorporated

    HPD was first incorporated as Hill Price Davison in 1972. The company was started to provide general IT services.

  • January 1983

    First Software Release

    In 1983 HPD carried out a bespoke development of a factoring system for Bank of Boston. It was a great learning experience for the business. 

    Then 1985 HPD released its first packaged solution for the receivables finance market, known as iFactor. This was implemented for Bank of Ireland and Royal Bank of Scotland in the same year.

  • March 1990

    Software Update

    By 1990 iFactor was fully internationalised (multi-lingual) and HPD was deploying the solution around the world.  

  • May 1995

    Supply Chain Finance

    In 1995, iFactor was adapted to enable a niche financial product called 'reverse factoring'. The industry has since embraced this concept, now commonly referred to as Supply Chain Finance (SCF). LendScape now supports the sophisticated SCF programmes, providing funding to thousands of suppliers. 

  • April 1999

    Queens Award for Enterprise Winners

    HPD was awarded its first Queens Award for Export. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, designed to recognise and encourage outstanding achievements. HPD won the International Trade category in recognition of the company's outstanding overseas growth.

  • January 2002

    Managed Hosting

    Also in 2002, HPD introduced its  cloud subscription-model offering for clients wanting a fully managed and hosted service, with a predictable recurring monthly fee. Skipton Commercial Finance was the first to adopt this model.

  • February 2002

    New London Office

    The first regional office was opened in 2002 in Sydney, Australia

    By 2010, HPD opened new modern London offices in order to locally serve clients in the region. Today the offices in Putney, Southwest London, serve as the companies UK headquarters.

  • September 2005

    Aquarius Launched

    2005: Aquarius was launched as the successor to iFactor. HPD achieved this by collaborating with its major clients to develop the next generation of invoice discounting, factoring and asset based lending software. 

  • September 2008

    Data extraction technology

    In 2008, HPD made the move to automate invoice finance, by digitally connecting the borrower to the finance provider. The Gemini tool proved to be a significant technology change for the industry 

  • June 2014

    Launched our first mobile app

    In 2014, our mobile app was launched to allow borrowers access to their accounts on the move. 

  • October 2014

    Trade Finance

    HPD Broadened the ability to provide holistic working capital finance solutions, by producing the ability to fund purchases made by the clients

  • June 2015

    100 Employees: Internationally

    In 2015 HPD acquired CASE in the USA creating an international workforce of over 100 employees. Headquartered in London, HPD now employs well over 130 staff in the UK, Australia and United States. 

  • September 2015

    Construction

    In collaboration with Bibby Commercial Finance, HPD produced the construction finance module to enable funding of contractual debt, primarily in the construction sector

  • May 2017

    Listed in the FT 1000

    HPD achieved a place in the FT 1000 companies, a league table compiled jointly by the Financial Times and Statista highlighting Europe's fastest growing businesses (based on percentage growth in a 3 year period).

  • September 2018

    The LendScape Rebrand

    We rebranded our software platform as LendScape in 2018, and launched our brand new website (www.hpdlendscape.com) to showcase its new integrated product suite for the global commercial finance sector.