Funding Circle is a global small business loans platform, matching small businesses who want to borrow with investors who want to lend in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands. Since launching in 2010, investors across Funding Circle’s geographies – including more than 90,000 retail investors, banks, asset management companies, insurance companies, government-backed entities and funds – have lent over €7 billion to more than 68,000 businesses globally. 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. In 2018 alone, lending through Funding Circle has supported 115,000 jobs globally and added €7 billion to global economic growth. Funding Circle is one of the best-capitalised lending platforms in the world and listed on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker: FCH) in October 2018. We have raised approximately €620 million since 2010 from some of the largest and most sophisticated investors around.

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NC Company Overview

Funding Circle is a company that arranges lending for small to medium-sized businesses in the UK. The funding is provided by investors, who can receive a better return on their investment by lending money to businesses in this way than through other investment methods (although, of course, this is not guaranteed, as with any investment). This approach can benefit both the SMEs who receive the loans, and the investors, and can also help the wider economy by enabling small businesses to grow and create jobs. Funding Circle, based in London, England has primarily operated in the UK thus far but has been making expansions into the US, Germany, and the Netherlands, and aims to bring its revolutionary approach to small business lending and investment to businesses and investors all over the world. As of May 2019, Funding Circle has arranged funding to the value of 5 billion GBP for businesses in the UK looking to grow, recruit, expand, create new products, and more. It has arranged seven billion GBP in funding globally. This funding for SMEs has led to the creation of around 115k new jobs around the world in 2018. Funding Circle has provided this assistance to over 49k businesses in the UK and has a high rating of over four stars from more than 5k reviews on consumer review site Trustpilot.

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