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Funding Circle: The Rise of Peer-to-Peer Lending (Infographic)

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Funding Circle is having a birthday today. The peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform is turning 4 years old.  We would love to share some cake and sing some songs in celebration but unfortunately a few thousand kilometers separate us from the festivities that most certainly are taking place.  In recognition of their journey, Funding Circle has… Read More

Funding Circle Sheds Light on Defaults & Recovery

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Funding Circle, a peer to peer lending platform that strives to operate a highly transparent lending business, recently shared some insight into their defaults and recovery side of their company.  Just like any other investment, lending on a P2P platform entails risk.  Investors mitigate risk by having a balanced portfolio.  Data on P2P lending platforms… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Loan vs. Bank Loan (Infographic)

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The below infographic is from the creative crew at Funding Circle (in the UK).  Funding Circle is one of the leaders in the peer to peer (P2P) lending space.  The platform just announced a pretty huge investment to juice their global expansion.  Founded in the UK, they have already opened up shop in the United… Read More

Funding Circle Facts

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Peer to peer lending is super hot right now.  The new approach to providing loans by leveraging technology to match investor with borrower had it’s genesis in the United Kingdom.  Since then it has quickly spread across the globe as compelling efficiencies have been delivered to the lending market.  Banks, challenged by antiquated systems, geriatric… Read More

Funding Circle Raises $65 Million; CEO of Perella Weinberg Joins Board

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Funding Circle Announces $65 Million Investment to Fuel International Growth in New Markets.  Funding Circle, one of the pioneers of peer to peer lending, has released dramatic news today stating they have raised $65 million in a series D round funding led by Index Ventures.  Existing investors including Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures and Ribbit… Read More

Brief: Funding Circle Reviewing More Loans on a Case by Case Basis

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Funding Circle UK recently shared they had adjusted their policy on the types of loans and security required to allow the offer.  The peer to peer lender removed the £150,000 threshold for loans without asset security thus allowing their credit team greater flexibility in assessing and approving loans. The company also stated they will start to review… Read More

Funding Circle CEO Samir Desai Talks P2P Lending (Video)

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Peer to Peer lending platform Funding Circle recently signed a partnership with Santander to help small businesses secure loans.   They see this new strategic relationship as a methodology to help bring P2P into the mainstream.  Samir states that about 1/3 of the businesses that finance through their platform would not be able to access… Read More

Funding Circle: £300 Million in Under 4 Years

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UK based Funding Circle shared last week that their platform has topped £300 million in loans in just under 4 years.  Over £100 million has been lent via the site during the first 6 months of 2014 alone indicating significant momentum for the company.  These numbers were driven by the over 5000 businesses that used Funding… Read More

Funding Circle: Closing the Loop on the Small Business Funding Gap

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In the wake of Dodd-Frank and the financial crisis, peer-to-business lending or “P2B” is stepping up to fill the funding gap for small and startup businesses. What is P2B  you may ask and how does it differ from P2P lending? Well, pretty simply, P2B is what it sounds like, people (now interpreted broadly to include… Read More

Funding Circle & Santander Form Partnership

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Peer to peer lending platform Funding Circle has announced a new partnership with global banking giant Santander.  The new arrangement is designed to give small UK businesses greater access to capital  The gist of the relationship is that Santander will proactively refer small business customers looking for a loan to Funding Circle.  The businesses referred to… Read More

Funding Circle’s New Risk Tiers are Live

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Peer to peer lender Funding Circle has fired up their new risk tiers that were previously announced this past May.   Funding Circle connects accredited investors with small business owners in need of funding.  Traditionally these borrowers have had greater difficulties in finding loans.  The new tiers are expected to boost growth in their business further…. Read More

Crowdcube, Zopa & Funding Circle on List of Smarta Breakthrough Winners

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has been joined by peer to peer (P2P) lenders Zopa and Funding Circle in being recognized by the Smarta Breakthrough 50 awards. These awards, sponsored by Santander, are designed to “shine a light” on the most inspiring businesses in the United Kingdom.  The winners were unveiled this past week and the official… Read More

UK & US Peer-to-Peer Regulation: Enlightened Touch vs. Square Peg Round Hole

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United Kingdom & the United States See Incredible Growth in Peer to Peer Lending Industry. With all of the hype around equity crowdfunding the silent counterpart of peer-to-peer lending has been quietly growing into a significant and disruptive industry. In fact, some industry followers expect the Peer-to-Peer lending to grow to $1 trillion by 2025…. Read More

Funding Circle Adds New Risk Tier, Surpasses $500 Million in Loans

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P2P Platform Has Hit $500 Million Milestone. Peer to Peer portal Funding Circle has announced it will introduce a new risk tier that will allow the company to serve a quarter more of its U.S. small business loan applicants.   Funding Circle connects business owners with investors facilitating loans up to $500,000. Announced during a presentation… Read More

Ranger Specialty Income Fund Partners with Funding Circle

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The Ranger Specialty Income Fund will begin investing in crowdfunded small business loans through a relationship with Funding Circle USA. The fund wants to provide both domestic and international investors with attractive yields and monthly cash flow attributable to investments in the peer to peer (P2P) and investment crowdfunding space. The fund was formed to… Read More

Seven UK Crowdfunding Power Players Team Up On New Web Portal, Outreach Initiative

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Seven of the UK’s largest crowdfunding platforms have teamed up to launch alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk, a new web portal aimed at providing SMEs with “a free and easy way for SMEs to find alternative business funding.” Crowdcube, Seedrs, Zopa, Funding Circle, MarketInvoice, Platform Black and Pensionledfunding.com are all part of the initiative. We are focused on making… Read More

Lend Academy’s Peter Renton To Launch Managed Fund For P2P Loans

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Peter Renton has been informing the world about the peer-to-peer lending space for some time now. Lend Academy is a great source of deep information on P2P lending and stalwart platforms like Lending Club and Prosper. Renton is now taking his place in the space to the next level. He’s looking to raise $28 million to launch… Read More

Individual Savings Accounts May Soon Include P2P Assets

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Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) are a financial product available to residents of the United Kingdom.  These types of vehicles are used to supplement retirement incomes (somewhat similar to US 401k’s).  Apparently in a meeting held this week between Peer-toPeer (P2P) lenders, ISA industry participants and the UK Treasury each constituency is looking to move forward… Read More

UK “Alt Finance” Industry has Surpassed £1 Billion According to Report

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In a report filed earlier this week from the Liberum AltFi Index, the crowdfunding industry including both debt and equity, has surpassed the £1 billion “milestone”.  The alternative finance sector categorized as P2P,  equity crowdfunding and invoice lending was quoted at £,028,340,769 as of December 31, 2013.  An, Analyst for Liberum Capital  Cormac Leech, said… Read More

BRIEF: FundingCircle Loans £12.5 Million To UK Small Businesses In October

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Lending-based platform Funding Circle recently shared a breakdown of statistics from October. Among revelations in the post: £12.5 million loaned to UK businesses last month alone. Over £3 million was lent to businesses across the UK last week, contributing to a total of £12.5 million for the whole of October. New businesses looking for funding… Read More