08 June 2022

Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, has appointed Abigail Whittaker as its new Director of Communications. 
Abigail joins from Metro Bank where she was Head of External Communications. She previously ran the Chief Executive’s office at TSB, and was a management consultant at Deloitte.
Abigail joins the Funding Circle UK leadership team with responsibility for communications across its core audiences including media, government, borrowers and Funding Circle colleagues, known as Circlers.
Abigail is also a recent first-time parent and has become an ambassador for ’Parents @FC’ - one of the Company’s five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion groups, which focuses on providing a safe space and a network for parents. 

Funding Circle is in the strongest position it has ever been and our medium-term plan is now focused on empowering small businesses to not only borrow, but pay and spend as well. So it’s a great time to bring new expertise into the team, and I’m really looking forward to working with Abi.

Alexander Allen

UK Managing Director, Funding Circle

It’s a really exciting time to lead the communications team at Funding Circle as we gear up for our biggest chapter yet. I’m joining a fantastic team that is focused on advancing our position as the best place for small businesses to access funding in the UK, and I can’t wait to get cracking.

Abigail Whittaker

Director of Communications, Funding Circle


For more information

press@fundingcircle.com / +44 (0) 203 667 2245

About Funding Circle 

Funding Circle is the UK’s largest loan platform for SMEs. Founded in 2010, its market-leading and unparalleled instant decision lending technology enables small businesses to apply for finance in an average of six minutes, with lending decisions in as little as nine seconds. A wide range of investors are utilising this technology and distribution platform to lend c. £14 billion to approximately 120,000 businesses globally. This is providing small businesses with the fast and simple access finance they need to grow and power the economy. In 2021, lending through Funding Circle's UK platform is estimated to have contributed £7.2bn to GDP and supported 100,000 jobs.