We’ve hit £1 billion!

And you’ve helped us reach this milestone. Thank you!

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The Funding Circle marketplace has reached a major milestone: lending £1 billion directly to small businesses in the UK.

More than half of this money was lent through the marketplace in 2015 alone, and you and other investors are on track to lend a further billion pounds within the next 12 months.

Lending directly to businesses on the marketplace means businesses can access finance which is fast, fair and fundamentally more efficient than alternatives. 

Reaching £1 billion is a fantastic achievement and this lending has resulted in an estimated 46,000 new jobs*. This is testament to the significant impact you and other investors at Funding Circle are having on UK economic growth.

Click here for more details about what £1 billion means. 

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The Funding Circle team.

 

Independent research by government think tank, Nesta, found that an average business borrowing through Funding Circle employs ~10 people and increases headcount by ~30% within 12 months of taking a loan. Nesta, Banking on Each Other, 2013.

Becky Armitage

Content Manager

Becky is part of the marketing team and looks after the content and online communities.