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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To revolutionise the outdated banking system and secure a better deal for everyone.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. Download our impact report.

We’ve taken this progress global.

Funding Circle is the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses — more than £2.5bn has been lent to 25,000 businesses in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Today, businesses can borrow directly from a wide range of investors, including more than 60,000 people, the Government-owned British Business Bank, the European Investment Bank, local councils and a number of financial organisations.

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Four countries, one mission

2016 highlights from Funding Circle

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

We have raised approximately £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.

  • £2.5 billion lent by December 2016
  • 60,000+ people and institutions lending
  • 25,000+ businesses 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

Chancellor Philip Hammond praises "success story" Funding Circle as it announces $100m investment

Chancellor Philip Hammond has praised Funding Circle as a “real success story for British fintech” after the peer-to-peer (P2P) platform announced a new $100m (£82.5m) equity capital.

Funding Circle gets £40m in state backing to tackle business loan squeeze

Funding Circle has secured an extra £40m from the Government to lend to small businesses, providing fresh capital at a time when business borrowing is facing a squeeze.

The Economist The Independent BBC News The Guardian FT Daily Mail

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The board

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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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