A Better Financial World

We ignite opportunities for businesses and investors by providing a better deal for everyone.

Revolutionizing 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 investing in successful and growing businesses through Funding Circle, investors can diversify their fixed-income portfolios and access attractive returns. Businesses get fast, easy access to financing to grow, create jobs, support local communities and drive the economy forward. We believe it’s better for everyone.

Funding Circle team

In 2018, small businesses used their loans to create and sustain 115,000 jobs across the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and the Netherlands.*

$12 billion
Invested in 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 90,000 small businesses across the world

From accountants and jewelers to bakers and film makers, we’ve helped thousands of businesses in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands to take their next step forward.

Find out about business loans

Find out how we’re helping businesses around the world. Learn more.

What's next for Funding Circle?

100,000 investors are investing for the future

There’s a huge community lending through Funding Circle. Thousands of people, local and national governments and financial institutions have lent over $12 billion, helping thousands of businesses.

Find out about investing as an individual or institutional investing.

The world’s leading platform for small business lending

Funding Circle is one of the best-capitalized lending platforms in the world and listed on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker: FCH) in October 2018. We have raised approximately $700 million since 2010 from some of the largest and most sophisticated investors around.

Our backers collectively manage over $5 trillion and are the leading firms behind Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Betfair.

Funding Circle is betting its longer-term loans and competitive rates with banks will bring more business its way.
Forbes, Nov. 9, 2018
Funding Circle’s application process is quicker and easier than the process to qualify for an SBA loan.
NerdWallet, Funding Circle Business Loan Review, Feb. 5, 2019
Funding Circle has changed our lives. Accessing capital has fuelled our growth to the point where we have virtually doubled our revenue, and created quite a few jobs along the way. Thank you!
Luis, May 2017

Global leadership team

Samir Desai CBE

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Vipul Chhabra

U.S. Managing Director

Lisa Jacobs

Europe Managing Director

Swati Lay

Chief Technology Officer

Jerome Le Luel

Chief Risk Officer

Sachin Patel

Chief Capital Officer

Lucy Vernall

Company Secretary, General Counsel and Chief People Officer

Oliver White

Chief Financial Officer

The board

Eric Daniels

Non-executive Director

Samir Desai CBE

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Geeta Gopalan

Non-executive Director

Cath Keers

Non-executive Director

Andrew Learoyd

Chairman of the Board

Harry Nelis

Non-executive Director

Neil Rimer

Non-executive Director

Bob Steel

Non-executive Director

Lucy Vernall

Company Secretary, General Counsel and Chief People Officer

Oliver White

Chief Financial Officer

Ed Wray

Non-executive Director

We’re here to help

Get in touch with our support team for help or more information.

A Funding Circle account manager who is here to guide you through the loan application process

(855) 385-5356

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’The economic impact of lending through Funding Circle’ research commissioned by Funding Circle from Oxford Economics, June 2018