20 January 2023
Funding Circle announces two new partnerships to support small businesses with increased access to finance
The UKs largest lending platform for small businesses, Funding Circle, this week announces two new partnerships with Tungsten and PayPoint, to further support small businesses in the UK with access to hassle-free finance.
5 January 2023
Funding Circle Appoints Steve Allocca U.S. Managing Director
Funding Circle, the leading online lending platform for small business borrowers today announces Steve Allocca has joined the company as U.S. Managing Director.
14 December 2022
TIK TOK X SME: FROM A DOG BAKERY TO A SING-ALONG IN A CAFE
Funding Circle paired some of the UK’s leading TikTok creators with small businesses to turbocharge their self-promotion and inspire other SMEs
6 December 2022
Funding Circle encourages Brits to celebrate Christmas and New Year parties with small businesses
As the end of the year approaches and with almost nine in ten (88%) celebrating Christmas, consumers across the UK are looking forward to celebrating and hosting festive parties. This year, Funding Circle spotlights seven small businesses that can support with all the festive planning needs.
17 October 2022
New Chief Technology Officer at Funding Circle to spearhead its innovation agenda and multi-product platform expansion
Funding Circle, the UK’s largest lending platform for small business borrowers, today announces the appointment of Greig McEwan as Chief Technology Officer. Greig joins Funding Circle’s Global Leadership Team.
3 October 2022
Bank for International Settlements Releases Fed Study Findings on the Impact of Fintech Lending on Credit Access for U.S. Small Businesses
Research finds that fintech small business platforms have the potential to create a more inclusive financial system
28 September 2022
Funding Circle partners with Hatch Enterprise to support underrepresented entrepreneurs
Funding Circle and charity, Hatch Enterprise join forces with the mission to empower underrepresented entrepreneurs to imagine, launch and grow sustainable and impactful businesses through tailored support, community and partnerships. During a twelve-month partnership, our Circlers will train and mentor start-up businesses in learning skills to help their businesses achieve their potential.
23 September 2022
Funding Circle and Bayview Asset Management announce new lending partnership
Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business lending platform, and Bayview Asset Management (‘Bayview’), an investment management firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, today announce a lending partnership that is targeting the provision of £700m funding to small businesses over an 18 month period.
8 September 2022
Half Year 2022 Results
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”) announces results for the six months ended 30 June 2022.
7 September 2022
Funding Circle and Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Partner to Improve Credit Access for Small Business Owners
Affinity Plus is the first credit union investor in loans originated by Funding Circle and the latest community-focused institution to partner with the leading online small business lending platform
11 August 2022
Funding Circle, Farm Bureau Bank® Collaborate to Boost Small Business Lending
Farm Bureau Bank is the latest regional bank to fund small business loans originated through Funding Circle
10 August 2022
Small business news - Future of Business
Businesses of the future will focus on being socially responsible and caring – as they become highly automated. Futurologist Ian Pearson claims while employees have effectively worked as machines in the past, the future will see work centred around emotional and interpersonal skills. He suggests a phrase we’re likely to hear more of in the next few years is Care Economy – as the new high level of automation allows people to focus on people.
10 August 2022
Future of Business - infographic
Our interactive graphics show how a range of businesses could look in the future based on research of 500 SME owners and insights from Futurologist Ian Pearson
21 July 2022
Funding Circle TEAms up with SME customer, Bird & Blend Tea Co.
Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, is proud to continue supporting small and has recently stocked a unique selection of tea blends expertly created by award-winning tea company and Funding Circle customer, Bird & Blend Tea Co., for its London office.
20 July 2022
Funding Circle launches Parental Buddy Scheme
This month, Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, has launched a new Parental Buddy Scheme to support Funding Circle employees, known as Circlers.
19 July 2022
Funding Circle appoints new VP of engineering
Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, announces the appointment of Bruno Tavares as VP of Engineering.
5 July 2022
Funding Circle, DreamSpring Partner to Increase Access to Capital for Small Business Owners in Underserved Communities
Online lending platform’s lending-as-a-service program expands nonprofit community development financial institution’s equitable lending reach and impact
30 June 2022
Funding Circle and Varadero announce further lending partnership
Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, and Varadero Capital (“Varadero”), a value-driven alternative investment manager, today announce a follow-on transaction that will provide up to £400m of funding to small businesses.
21 June 2022
Funding Circle enhances employee benefits with £500 ‘Money To Do More’ allowance
This month, Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, has refreshed its ‘Money To Do More’ scheme with enhanced benefits for Funding Circle employees, known as Circlers.
20 June 2022
Funding Circle and Magnetar Capital UK announce new lending partnership
The partnership will leverage Funding Circle’s machine learning capabilities to deploy more than £300m funding to UK small businesses
16 June 2022
Funding Circle appoints new Managing Director to lead FlexiPay expansion
Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, announces the appointment of Jerome Fernandez as Managing Director, FlexiPay.
8 June 2022
Funding Circle appoints new Director of Communications
Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, has appointed Abigail Whittaker as its new Director of Communications.
19 May 2022
Funding Circle and Waterfall Asset Management announce £1bn lending partnership
The partnership will leverage the platform's machine learning capabilities to deploy new funding to UK small businesses over a two-year period.
22 March 2022
Pitney Bowes and Funding Circle Launch Innovative Partnership to Support Small Business Lending
This unique partnership expands Main Street owners’ access to much-needed affordable capital
14 March 2022
Small business spotlight - face value
A make-up student who started out with a face-painting stall at a festival has grown her passion into a fashion brand with a host of celebrity fans – including Margot Robbie, Nicole Scherzinger and Pixie Lott.
10 March 2022
Full Year 2021 Results
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”) today announces results for the year ended 31 December 2021.
3 March 2022
Business milestones - infographic
Our interactive timeline reveals more than 500 years of historic milestones for women at work, and the top 10 business role models inspiring today's women
3 March 2022
Small business news - Business milestones
This inspiring timeline shows the top milestones in the female work environment - from Katherine Fenkyll taking over her husband’s drapery business in 1479 - to women being allowed to join the London Stock Exchange in 1973.
31 January 2022
Funding Circle and Nationwide Launch Innovative Partnership to Improve Access to Critical Services for American Small Business Owners
Denver, January 31, 2022 – Funding Circle, a leading online small business lending platform in the U.S., and Nationwide, one of the nation’s longest-standing insurance and financial services companies, today announced the launch of a brand new partnership specifically designed to improve access to much-needed capital and business insurance resources and services for American small business owners.
8 December 2021
Small business news - shopping small this Christmas
Small businesses are set to receive more than £8 billion this Christmas – as more shoppers plan to buy gifts, food and decorations from independents over big stores.
2 December 2021
Funding Circle launches new embedded finance solution
Funding Circle, the leading platform for small business loans, has today unveiled an Application Programming Interface (API) that enables partners to natively embed Funding Circle into their website, providing customers with fast and seamless access to business loans.
11 November 2021
Small business spotlight - Makes for a great read
A family business has hit more than one million sales a year and seen turnover soar as bored Brits spent the past year getting stuck into jigsaws.
19 October 2021
Small business spotlight - pandemic reflections
A quarter of business owners feel ‘more prepared than ever’ to guide their companies to success following the pandemic.
9 September 2021
Funding Circle announces CEO transition
Funding Circle announces that Lisa Jacobs, Managing Director of Funding Circle UK, is to succeed Samir Desai CBE as Chief Executive Officer from January 1st 2022.
9 September 2021
Half Year 2021 Results
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”), today announces results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.
2 September 2021
Funding Circle launches FlexiPay to revolutionise £1 trillion small business payments market
Funding Circle, the leading platform for small business loans, has launched its first payments facility, FlexiPay, as the next step in its mission to help solve more funding problems for small businesses.
11 August 2021
Funding Circle Extends Partnership with Congressional Bank to Get More Capital to US Small Businesses
Funding Circle, the small business loans platform and Congressional Bank, a bank headquartered in Maryland, have today announced an extension of their existing lending partnership to provide more capital to small businesses across the US.
1 July 2021
Small business spotlight - business is working out
A women’s ‘athleisure’ brand started by a personal trainer with £250 of cash has taken its 200,000th order in just four years.
7 June 2021
Small business confidence rising but fears over future lockdowns remain, finds BCC/Funding Circle survey
UK small businesses are increasingly confident in their ability to grow and power the economic recovery, although many still have fears about the ongoing impact of Covid restrictions. This comes according to new data published today by the British Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform.
28 May 2021
Funding Circle and Atom bank announce £300m lending partnership
Atom will harness the platform’s machine learning capabilities to deploy new funding to 4,000 UK small businesses, continuing their support for UK SMEs.
27 May 2021
Funding Circle accredited under the Recovery Loan Scheme
Funding Circle becomes the first lending platform to be accredited under RLS.
19 May 2021
Strong start to 2021 with total income and AEBITDA in H1 anticipated to be well ahead of expectations.
29 March 2021
Small business spotlight - an entre-brie-neurial success
A cheesemonger has seen website orders increase ten-fold as Brits look to get their dairy fix online.
25 March 2021
Full Year 2020 Results
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”), today announces results for the year ended 31 December 2020.
25 March 2021
UK SMEs ready to power the post-pandemic recovery
A new report has found that as the UK embarks on its roadmap out of lockdown, a significant proportion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will emerge with the capacity, need and desire to invest in their business and power the economic recovery.
17 February 2021
Small business spotlight - flock to shepherd's huts
A luxury hut maker has reported a 30 per cent rise in turnover as Brits create posh offices in their gardens.
25 January 2021
Small business news - long and winding road
Business owners endure 11 months of pitching, six reinventions of their business model and four years of work before finding success.
18 January 2021
H2 2020 trading update
Strong end to 2020 with total income and AEBITDA well ahead of previous expectations.
14 January 2021
Funding Circle to Offer First and Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans
Funding Circle is committed to helping small businesses access critical COVID-19 relief funds.
21 December 2020
Small business spotlight - pints win prizes
A hobby 'micro' brewery started in the cramped living room of an ex-council flat has grown into a million-pound business that has weathered the alcohol industry’s biggest ever storm.
4 December 2020
Small business news - Christmas like no other
Nearly half of Brits plan to shun big chain stores this Christmas as they seek more thoughtful presents - to make up for not seeing loved ones.
24 November 2020
Expected to finish 2020 strongly and upgraded outlook to AEBITDA profitable in H2.
5 November 2020
British Business Investments announces new £30 million commitment to back UK SMEs through Funding Circle’s UK SME Direct Lending Fund
British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, today announces a £30 million commitment to support UK small businesses through Funding Circle’s UK SME Direct Lending Fund.
24 September 2020
Half Year 2020 Results
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”), today announces results for the six months ended 30 June 2020.
25 August 2020
Small business news - keeping it in the family
Almost a quarter of business owners have ‘employed’ relatives in recent months – sparking a revival of traditional family businesses.
13 August 2020
Small business spotlight - (gin &) tonic boom
An artisan gin maker has recorded an 800 per cent increase in online sales as Brits’ love for G&T continues in the Covid-19 era.
27 July 2020
Small business spotlight - who wants to be a milliner?
Hollywood A-listers and pop superstars may be among their customers but the UK’s hottest hat-maker credits two fictional stars with getting them ahead – Mad Men’s Don Draper and Peaky Blinders gang kingpin Tommy Shelby.
12 July 2020
Small business news - you’ve got a friend in SME
Millions of shoppers have pledged to vote with their feet and continue to support small businesses - after turning their backs on larger chains.
13 May 2020
FinTechs join forces to support small businesses
Starling, the digital bank, and Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, have entered a strategic partnership to provide £300 million of lending to small businesses under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
15 April 2020
Approved to join US Govt SME stimulus programme
APPROVED TO JOIN US GOVERNMENT SME STIMULUS PROGRAMME
27 January 2020
Oliver White to succeed Sean Glithero as Chief Financial Officer
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21 November 2019
Funding Circle £250m securitisation of SME loans unveiled
The £250m portfolio, built up by Funding Circle and Waterfall Asset Management, brings the total amount of UK Funding Circle loans securitised to £1 billion.
21 October 2019
Q3 2019 Update
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”), the leading small and medium enterprise (“SME”) loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, today announces updates to its statistics pages for the three months ending 30 September 2019 (the “Quarter”).
17 October 2019
Funding Circle open for business as it signs up to the government’s SME Finance Charter
Funding Circle open for business as it signs up to the government’s SME Finance Charter.
29 August 2019
Funding Circle reveals inclusion in FTSE4Good Index Series
Funding Circle, a leading global small business loans platform, today reveals its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which recognises companies that demonstrate the highest standards of corporate governance and sustainability.
28 August 2019
Funding Circle closes $198 million securitization to support US small businesses
Funding Circle, the leading small business loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, today closed its first asset-backed securitization (ABS) of US small business loans originated through its platform. The $198 million deal marks the debut of Funding Circle’s US securitization sponsorship capability, and is the fifth securitization of Funding Circle business loans globally.
8 August 2019
H1 2019 Results
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”, the “Group” or the “Company”), the leading small and medium enterprise (“SME”) loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, today announces results for the six months to 30 June 2019 (“H1 2019”).
3 July 2019
Fourth securitisation of Funding Circle loans unveiled
The £232m transaction is the fourth and largest ever securitisation facilitated through the Funding Circle platform - Today’s announcement comes three months after the last securitisation of Funding Circle loans, bringing the total amount of loans securitised to £755m.
2 July 2019
Update to H1 & FY 2019 Outlook
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle” or the “Company”), the leading small and medium enterprise (“SME”) loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, is today providing an update to its Outlook for 2019, as well as H1 2019 financial results and updates to its statistics pages for the three months ending 30 June 2019 (the “Quarter”).
24 June 2019
Funding Circle and Merseyside Pension Fund launch UK Economic Impact Fund to back British small businesses
Funding Circle, the UK’s leading small business loans platform, today announced the launch of a new private direct lending fund which allows institutional investors to back small businesses and the UK economy.
17 June 2019
Leading stars including Natalie Dormer, Richard E Grant, Felicity Jones, Michael Palin and Twiggy raise awareness of ‘Just A Book’ – an initiative from Just A Card and Funding Circle supporting small businesses
DOMINIC COOPER • NATALIE DORMER • NATHALIE EMMANUEL • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG • RICHARD E GRANT • FELICITY JONES • HANIF KUREISHI • ALEX LANIPEKUN • HAYLEY MILLS • JAMES NORTON • DAVID OAKES • MICHAEL PALIN • BRUCE ROBINSON • GRETA SCACCHI • TWIGGY
30 April 2019
Banks give small businesses the cold shoulder a decade after financial crisis
A new report published today by Oxford Economics has found that a decade after the financial crisis, bank lending to small businesses has failed to recover significantly.
18 April 2019
Q1 2019 Update
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle” or the “Company”), the leading small and medium enterprise (“SME”) loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, today announces updates to its statistics pages for the three months ending 31 March 2019 (the “Quarter”) and selected highlights from the Quarter.
2 April 2019
Funding Circle and Pollen Street facilitate further securitisation with SBOLT 2019-1
Pollen Street Capital, the equity sponsor of SBOLT 2018-1, is returning to the market with SBOLT 2019-1, a securitisation of UK loans originated by Funding Circle, the leading small business loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands.
7 March 2019
Full Year 2018 Results
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle” or the “Company”), the leading small and medium enterprise (“SME”) loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, today announces results for the year ended 31 December 2018 (“2018”).
17 January 2019
Q4 2018 Update
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle” or the “Company”), the leading small and medium enterprise (“SME”) loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, today announces updates to its statistics pages for the three months ending 31 December 2018 (the “Quarter”) and selected highlights from the quarter.
7 December 2018
Waterfall Asset Management to fund £1 billion of SME loans through Funding Circle platform
Funding Circle Holdings plc (“Funding Circle”), the leading small business loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands(1), announces that Funding Circle UK and Waterfall Asset Management, LLC (“Waterfall”), a leading institutional asset manager focused on structured credit, have entered into a strategic partnership to support the growth of UK small businesses. Under the terms of the agreement, Waterfall will invest in £1 billion of loans originated through Funding Circle’s UK platform over a two-year period. Waterfall’s investment will be partially financed by Deutsche Bank.
28 November 2018
British Business Bank announces new commitment through Funding Circle to increase UK small business lending
The British Business Bank today announces a commitment of up to £150 million for lending to UK small businesses through Funding Circle.
31 October 2018
Funding Circle and small business campaigner Just A Card join forces to back independent shops this Christmas
Funding Circle, the UK’s leading small business loans platform, and Just A Card, the grassroots campaign run by artists, makers, and small business owners, are today announcing their partnership to help independent retailers increase sales.
3 September 2018
Funding Circle Announces Intention to Publish a Registration Document and Potential Intention to Float
Funding Circle, the leading small business loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, announces that it intends to publish today a Registration Document and is considering proceeding with an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange’s main market.