16 June 2022

Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small business loan platform, announces the appointment of Jerome Fernandez as Managing Director, FlexiPay.

FlexiPay is the first short-term finance product offered by Funding Circle in the UK. The product enables businesses to spread any UK invoice or supplier payment over three months, with the initial payment made upfront on their behalf. It gives SMEs greater flexibility to negotiate with suppliers, deal with unexpected payments and cover ad-hoc business costs. 

Jerome brings more than 20 years of experience in both the fintech and banking sectors, having worked in product and commercial leadership roles with high-growth scale-up organisations and established large enterprises. Most recently, Jerome built and led Product teams at Remitly and Revolut. Prior to that, he held various commercial leadership roles to scale consumer lending products at Sainsbury’s Bank and Citi’s global consumer business. 

I'm delighted to welcome Jerome to Funding Circle. He brings a wealth of experience in creating credit and finance products that customers love. I'm looking forward to seeing him build FlexiPay into a game-changing product that helps small businesses get the funding and flexibility they need to thrive. We have seen great take-up and feedback from existing customers using FlexiPay, and I'm expecting lots more to come.

Lisa Jacobs

CEO, Funding Circle

It’s a really exciting time to join Funding Circle as we set about becoming the small business lending platform where our customers can not only borrow, but pay and spend as well. Initial customer feedback about FlexiPay has been really positive so it’s great to be able to build on this and bring the product to more businesses.

Jerome Fernandez

Managing Director, Flexipay, Funding Circle

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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.