27 November 2023


Funding Circle, the UK’s leading lending platform for small business borrowers, today announces the appointment of Rachael Raymond as Head of Broker.

Rachael, formerly at GoCardless, a leader in direct bank payments, and Donnelley Financial Solutions, will lead the broker team in the UK and focus on the ongoing growth and expansion of the introducer community, where Funding Circle has a dedicated service to help more small businesses get the access to funding they need to support their businesses. As Funding Circle continues to invest in its team and technology, Rachael will charge the way in ensuring the introducer community is able to offer the best possible service to their clients.

Rachael has a diverse career history, including roles as a Senior Associate at Myers La Roche Limited, as well as being appointed as Sales Director at Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) in 2019. Before joining Funding Circle, Rachael was at GoCardless where she headed up the Enterprise & Corporate Sales Development teams.

Alexander Allen, Managing Director at Funding Circle, says: “I am delighted to welcome Rachael to the Funding Circle team. The Broker community is crucial in ensuring we continue to help even more small businesses with the business finance that backs them. Rachael and her team will continue to pave the way in growing and nurturing our vital relationships with thousands of introducers and, equally importantly, even more small businesses who rely on this important channel. I am excited to see what 2024 has in store for them."

Rachael Raymond, Head of Broker at Funding Circle, added: “I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team at Funding Circle, and I am inspired by all the great work that our talented Circlers have been delivering to date. To play a central part in building and maintaining our introducer relationships is very exciting, and is really important for the success of our business. I can’t wait to get started and continue to provide the best possible service to small businesses and introducers.”

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About Funding Circle

Funding Circle is a lending platform for small business borrowers. Established in the UK in 2010, and now the leading lending platform to SMEs, the Group also has a material and growing presence in the US. Globally, Funding Circle has provided £16bn in loans to c.140,000 businesses.

For small business borrowers, Funding Circle provides a leading-edge customer experience, delivered through its technology, machine learning, and data science, coupled with a human touch. Its solutions continue to help customers access the funding they need to succeed. For lending investors, Funding Circle provides access to an alternative asset class in an underserved market, and delivers robust and attractive returns.