Connecting you with more businesses you’ve lent to. Weekly Lending Review

Week 6: 2 – 8 February 2015

It’s been a fantastic start to February as you helped lend more than £9.4 million to UK businesses last week.

Of the new loans that were listed on the marketplace, construction was the most common sector and expansion was the most popular reason for needing funding.

New loans available to you

There are currently 84 loan requests on the marketplace which are all available for you to lend to.

The total value of new Funding Circle loans was £12,093,060 averaging at £64,324 per loan. The largest loan value was £300,000 and the smallest loan value was £5,000.

Business loans still available for bidding on for the next 3 days or more:

Weekly marketplace trends

These graphs show the most recent activity on the marketplace. The average gross yield graph is reported weekly and shows a rolling two week average of gross yields. This calculation assumes you reinvest your interest each month and therefore includes the compound interest you earn. Number of loans and value of loans are reported weekly. The dates on the graph should be read as ‘week beginning’, for example: 2-Feb represents the week of 2nd – 8th February 2015.

Weekly average gross yield (2 weeks rolling)

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Number of listed loans per week

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Listed loan value per week

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30% busier because of your lending

For our first business trip of 2015 we went to Bath to visit Elizabeth Season, co-owner of the Bath franchise of Neal’s Yard Remedies. Anne, who lent to the business alongside 900 other people, came along too. They borrowed £100,000 last year to refurbish their new shop.

News you should know

No update to minimum bid rates for March

Minimum bid rates will remain at their current levels for March:

A+: 6%

A: 8%

B: 9%

C: 10.2%

C-: 12.2%

We’re here to answer the questions you have

Join us on the forum this week to ask your tech and website related questions. We’ll have David T, our VP of Engineering answering them this week.

Loans defaulted last week

Healthcare provider. Loan 6251

This directors of this London business are entering bankruptcy and they are in arrears with their repayments. All affected investors have been notified.

Agricultural supplier. Loan 3276

This Pembrokeshire business has been trading since 2000 and is in arrears. All affected investors have been notified.

IT consultancy. Loan 3409

This London business has been trading since 2009 and the borrower is proposing a CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement). All affected investors have been notified.

Catering equipment supplier. Loan 2667

This Essex business has been trading since 2010 and is in administration. All affected investors have been notified.

Construction contractor. Loan 1849

This Hampshire business has been trading since 2008 and is in administration. All affected investors have been notified.

Transport company. Loan 1415

This Chipping Norton business has been trading since 2002 and is in arrears with their repayments. All affected investors have been notified.

Our collections and recoveries team are working to recover the outstanding amounts for all of these loans.

Enjoy lending, The Funding Circle Team

 

Jack Pritchett

Senior Communications Manager

 

2 thoughts on “Connecting you with more businesses you’ve lent to. Weekly Lending Review

  1. For the new company loan defaults… would be good to add the risk category to the info. Also… in the same way you report the rolling change in gross yield per risk category, could you also report the bad debt/loan %age per risk category?

    • Hi Peterbs7, you can take a look at bad debt and loss rates by risk band at the bottom of the stats page here: https://www.fundingcircle.com/statistics

      Thank you for your suggestion around including the risk band for defaulted loans. We’ve asked the collections team to include this info going forward.

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