Updated: 14 August 2020
At Funding Circle, our aim is to allow you to earn attractive, stable returns by lending to a diversified portfolio of creditworthy businesses. As part of this commitment, we regularly review our projected returns based on our assessment process, the interest rates at which you lend to businesses and the performance of loans.
Taking into account these factors and the mix of businesses in each lending option, following our most recent review we are making no change to the projected returns for either lending option.
The projected returns are a forward looking estimate for loans added to your portfolio, and do not affect loans you already hold. Following last week’s loan performance update—which you can read more on here—the projected returns for our Balanced and Conservative lending options are not changing. They will continue to be:
Balanced: 4.5% to 6.5%
Conservative: 4.3% to 4.7%
You can see more information on how the projected return is calculated here.
It’s important to understand that your actual return may be higher or lower than the projected return shown for your chosen lending option. This can be caused by factors such as:
These are the projected returns for your lending going forward, and do not affect any loans you already hold. We will review and, if necessary, update the projected returns every three months. We display projected returns for the past five years of loans on our statistics page, and update these every three months.
You do not need to do anything and, by having lending switched on, you will continue to lend to businesses automatically. As always, you can change your lending option or pause lending via the lending settings page of your account.
If you have any questions about today’s news, please get in touch.
Remember, by lending to businesses your capital is at risk and funds are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
The Funding Circle team