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.