17 October 2022
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.
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, reporting to CEO, Lisa Jacobs.
Greig is a customer-driven technology leader with more than twenty years experience working in fast-paced digital organisations. Most recently, Greig was CTO at sennder, Europe's leading digital freight-forwarder platform. He was previously CTO at Paddy Power Betfair, responsible for its technology for both brands, operating in more than 100 countries.
Lisa Jacobs, CEO at Funding Circle, says: "I'm delighted to welcome Greig to the Funding Circle team. Technology and data is the crux of everything we do, and our next phase of growth is all about building scale and transforming the business into a multi-product platform to help more small businesses get the funding they need to win. Having worked in a fast-paced, customer-focused organisations, Greig brings a wealth of experience that will help us continue to innovate at pace and deliver a superior customer experience."
Greig McEwan, CTO at Funding Circle, added: “I’m excited to develop Funding Circle’s technology, building on the excellent foundations that have already been laid and taking it to the next level. Becoming a multi-product platform that serves a direct and embedded audience will drive meaningful business growth and help more small businesses not only borrow, but pay and spend as well.”
Funding Circle provides a leading-edge customer experience, delivered through its technology, machine learning and data science, coupled with a human touch. In the UK, more than 70% of loan applications receive an instant decision. Small businesses can apply for a loan in six minutes, receive a decision in nine seconds and money in their account in 24 hours.
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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 £14.5bn in loans to c.130,000 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.