A Better Financial World
We ignite opportunities for businesses and investors by providing a better deal for everyone.
Revolutionising a broken system
When Funding Circle was founded, we could see that businesses weren’t being given the finance to grow, while investors were making poor returns. We had a simple idea — let them support each other.
By lending directly to businesses through Funding Circle, investors can now earn attractive returns to better provide for their future. Businesses get fast, easy access to funding to grow, create jobs, support local communities and drive the economy forward. We believe it’s better for everyone.
Read how we’re driving the economy forward in our impact report.
Lent to businesses globally
We Believe In Those Made To Do More
Business owners and investors share a common thread. They’re forward thinkers. They’re determined. They stand up to make a difference and work hard to make it happen.
That same thread runs through everyone at Funding Circle. It’s a shared mission that inspires us – we help you as you change the world.
So whether you’re a business owner who aspires to more, or an investor who wants your money to go further, we believe in you. You’re the ones we built Funding Circle for.
We’ve helped 40,000 small businesses across the world
From accountants and jewellers to bakers and film makers, we’ve helped thousands of businesses in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands to take their next step forward.
72,000 investors are earning for their future
There’s a huge community lending through Funding Circle. Thousands of people, local and national governments and financial institutions have lent over £3 billion, helping thousands of businesses while earning for their futures.
The world’s leading platform for small business lending
One of the best capitalised lending platforms in the world, we have raised approximately £250 million of equity capital since 2010 from some of the largest and most sophisticated investors around. Providing guidance and support as well as capital, they share our mission to build a better financial world for businesses and investors.
Our backers collectively manage over $5 trillion and are the leading firms behind Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Betfair.
Our current equity investors are Accel Partners, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, DST Global, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Sands Capital, Temasek and Union Square Ventures. We and our equity investors continue to explore raising additional funds, which could ultimately include an IPO.
Chancellor Philip Hammond praises Funding Circle as a ‘real success story… playing an important role in our economy – helping businesses to grow and create jobs.’City A.M. January 2017