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We’re building

a better financial world

Funding Circle was created with a big idea:

To revolutionise the outdated banking system and secure a better deal for everyone.

Thousands of loans later, we’ve helped businesses expand, investors prosper and the economy grow.

We’ve taken this progress global.

Funding Circle is the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses — more than £1bn ($1.5bn) has been lent to 12,000 businesses in the UK, USA, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Today, businesses can borrow directly from a wide range of investors, including more than 40,000 people, the UK Government, local councils, a university and a number of financial organisations.

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Funding Circle launches in Europe

Five countries, one mission

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Funding Circle is one of the best capitalised marketplace lending platforms in the world.

We have raised around $300 million of equity capital since 2010 from some of the largest and most sophisticated investors in the world. They believe in our mission to build a better financial world for businesses and investors.

Our backers collectively manage over $5 trillion and are the leading venture capital firms behind Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Betfair; and a sovereign wealth fund.

Our current equity investors are Accel Partners, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, DST Global, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Sands Capital, Temasek and Union Square Ventures.

  • $1.5 billion lent by October 2015
  • 40,000+ people and institutions lending
  • 15,000+ loans funded

“Borrowing £100,000 has helped me completely refurbish my new premises”

Rufus Grantham, co-founder Blood & Sand Limited

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What the press say about Funding Circle

Funding Circle raises $150m in new boost for tech sector

Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle has raised $150m from some of the world’s leading investment groups, in one of the largest fundraising rounds by a British technology start-up.

Although fintech groups are seen as posing a threat to banks, some are choosing to work with these alternative finance companies. In June last year, Santander announced a deal where customers it cannot serve may be directed to Funding Circle.

Funding Circle lending to small firms in UK and America hits £500m milestone

Funding Circle has helped to generate more than £500million of lending to small firms in the UK and America. The online marketplace, which enables businesses to borrow directly from people and organisations, reached the milestone just days after announcing a tie-up with Royal Bank of Scotland.

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“We’ve now completed our first loan with Funding Circle and it was fantastic, it could not have been simpler.”

Nidal from Medina Capital has borrowed £640,000 out of a £1.5 million facility to build 2 family homes

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