You’ve helped lend over £1.5 billion to British businesses!

Stop press. We’ve hit £1.5 billion lent to British businesses!

It was after 5 years, 4 months and 10 days we celebrated hitting £1 billion lent, and just 9 months later we’re at £1.5 billion! Thank you for your continued support.

Butchers, bakers and candlestick makers

You and other investors have helped more than 16,000 businesses across the country, from Daron’s bakery in Kent to Candy’s doggy day care in Suffolk, access the finance they need to grow and prosper. Log in to view current lending opportunities on the marketplace.

You are making a real difference to the UK economy

Independent research published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) revealed that since launching in 2010, Funding Circle investors, like you, have helped create over 40,000 jobs, build approximately 2,200 family homes, like Forth Homes in Merseyside, and boost economic activity (measured by GVA) by £2.7 billion. You can download the full report here or read about the impact your lending is having on the UK economy below:

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Interested in lending to British businesses?

Lend alongside 50,000 investors and support small businesses across the UK by signing up online today. You can use our investor information guide to help you get started and there are thousands of loans which you can be a part of, making it quick and easy to build a diversified portfolio. Remember, by lending to businesses your capital is at risk.

The Funding Circle team

Rob McCorquodale