Key Facts

Please note, these statistics are correct as of 1 September 2017.

  • In the UK:
  • £2.6 billion of loans originated
  • 27,000 businesses have borrowed across 38,000 loans
  • Supporting the creation of approximately 65,000 jobs*
  • Investors include 65,000 people, the government-owned British Business Bank, local councils, financial institutions and the European Investment Bank
  • More than £100 million lent to small businesses every month
  • Investors have earned an average 6.5% per year after fees and bad debt but before tax
  • Average size of investor portfolio is £8,000
  • £135 million of net interest earned since launch
  • Average loan amount is £60,000
  • Businesses can borrow up to £1 million
  • Globally:
  • Funding Circle has operations in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands
  • Funding Circle launched in the US in October 2013, and Continental Europe in October 2015
  • Globally, investors have lent more than £3.4 billion to 35,000 businesses










*Small Business, Big Impact research commissioned by Funding Circle from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, August 2016

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