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Funding Circle Fires UP Fractional Loans. P2P Lender Claims First in US Market

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Funding Circle, a small business loan marketplace, has claimed “first’ in offering individual investors the opportunity to invest in secured fractional small business loans with the launch of its new Fractional Loan Marketplace. Now individual investors may purchase fractional loans ranging in size from $25,000 to $500,00 with terms from one to five years. Coupon rates… Read More

Peer to Peer Lenders & RBS Join Forces to Fund UK Businesses; Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Welcomes P2P Partnership

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The Royal Bank of Scotland has struck an arrangement with leading peer to peer lenders Funding Circle and Assetz Capital that should give UK small business a boost.  RBS announced it will now formally refer small business borrowers to P2P lenders.  The strategic shift is expected to give “thousands of small British Businesses greater access… Read More

Funding Circle Partners with Herefordshire Council to Boost Local Economic Growth

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Funding Circle, a business oriented peer to peer lending platform, has signed onto a new partnership with local government Herefordshire Council to launch a “pioneering” agreement.  The new partnership is designed to boost local economic growth and job creation via improved access to business finance.   Herefordshire Council has committed to lend £50,000 directly to… Read More

Funding Circle Runs Stress Test on Platform

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Peer to peer lender Funding Circle recently tested their own platform to see how things would shake out during “adverse economic conditions”.  As we all know economies ebb and flow through an endless cycle of growth and retrenchment.  The “Great Recession” was an extreme example that leveled more than a few financial institutions and caused… Read More

Brief: Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Funding Circle Comments on Lending Club’s IPO Announcement

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Earlier this morning, Crowdfund Insider reported that Lending Club, the largest peer to peer lender in the world, announced it will finally be listing shares today as its public offer trades on the New York Stock Exchange. The platform’s IPO will be  trading under the symbol “LC,” and is described as a bellwether for the entire… Read More

Funding Circle: £132 Million Will Be Invested Into UK Small Businesses via KLS Diversified Asset Management

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New York based KLS Diversified Asset Management has agreed to invest £132 million in loans to small business originated via peer to peer lender Funding Circle.  The loans will be from a private fund managed by KLS and will provide a “further injection of much needed funding into British small business sector”.  KLS will invest… Read More

PWC & Funding Circle form UK Partnership

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UK based peer to peer lending platform Funding Circle has announced a partnership with global consulting firm PWC to support more UK businesses access capital.  PWC will now funnel small business clients seeking funding to Funding Circle.  This is similar  to the agreement Funding Circle revealed this past summer where global banking firm Santander will… Read More

Shire Leasing has received an £80 million boost by the British Business Bank and the private sector.

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Shire Leasing, a company that provides lease finance to small businesses, has received an £80 million boost from an investment by the British Business Bank and the private sector.  This is part of a wider UK government policy to make it easier to setup and start a small business.  It should be noted that the… Read More

London Tech Sector Booms; Over $1 Billion Raised by Tech Firms in 2014

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Peer to Peer Lender Funding Circle Leads Claims Largest Deal for 2014. According to a report from London & Partners, tech in London is booming and setting record levels of investment.  So far for 2014 technology firms have captured over $1 billion in aggregate investment.  This amount is through Q3 of 2014 and represents a… Read More

AltFi Awards Recognizes New Financial Innovators

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AltFinance News celebrated innovation in finance yesterday with their AltFi Awards 2014. The ceremony was held at the Vinopolis in London and recognized a diverse group financial industry participants including crowdfunding and peer to peer lending sites.  The big winner for the night was RateSetter who took home three different trophies. The companies receiving awards… Read More

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)


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