October’s Lending Impact and Borrower Stories

In this month’s post, we begin with Accountancy Learning, a business introduced by one of our partners, who were able to grow and develop thanks to your lending. Next up, meet the founders of Bobbin Bikes and hear our top tips to prepare for a brilliant bonfire night.

At Funding Circle we have a number of partners who recommend us to their clients if they’re in need of finance, such as JustEat, and business advisors like ActionCOACH. This month we want to talk about Accountancy Learning, a specialist training provider for accountancy learning qualifications, who were referred to us through ActionCOACH.

After struggling to get a bank loan quickly enough, Accountancy Learning borrowed through Funding Circle. We believe partnerships like this will enhance the future lending opportunities for Funding Circle investors and give more businesses the opportunity to flourish. Head to our blog to read more.


Meet Tom and Sian, founders of Bobbin Bicycles, in our latest case study video. The two met in Amsterdam and immediately fell in love with The Netherland’s bicycles. After noticing a gap in the UK market for everyday bikes, the pair set up Bobbin Bicycles back in 2007. The business has gone from strength to strength – even David Beckham’s daughter has been seen riding one on Instagram! Thanks to you and other investors, Bobbin Bicycles borrowed back in 2016 to purchase new stock and keep up with the influx of orders. Find out more and watch the video to hear about their passion for their business.

Preparing for bonfire night: our top five essentials

Whether you’re going to a big public display or hosting your own, we’ve put together a list of our top five products to set you up for an enjoyable and warm night under the fireworks. All these businesses have been able expand and achieve their business goals thanks to investors. Read more.

September’s Lending Impact and Borrower Stories

In case you missed it, here’s last month’s post, where we met Christine, founder of The Kite, Surf & Sup Co, and prepared for Oktoberfest with four great London breweries.

Up next

At the beginning of November, we’ll publish ‘Your October Review – Insight and Analysis’ including statistics from across the platform and helpful tips to make the most of your investment.

As always, if you have any questions or comments our dedicated team are here to help. And if you have any further suggestions we’d love to hear them.

Enjoy lending, the Funding Circle team

Eloise Austerberry

Marketing Executive