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Funding Circle, Bayview Asset Management Announce Lending Partnership

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), which claims to be the UK’s largest small business lending platform, and Bayview Asset Management, an investment management firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, announced a lending partnership that is “targeting the provision of £700m funding to small businesses over an 18… Read More

Funding Circle Reports £1.5M in Operating Profit

Funding Circle, which claims to be the United Kingdom’s largest small business loan platform, has announced its results for the six months “ended 30 June 2022.” As noted in an update shared with CI, Funding Circle delivered “a financial performance ahead of expectations, finishing the… Read More

Funding Circle Appoints Bruno Tavares as VP of Engineering

Funding Circle, which claims to be the United Kingdom’s largest small business loan platform, recently announced the appointment of Bruno Tavares as VP of Engineering. Bruno has “a strong background in technology, built on more than twenty years of industry experience.” He has “a clear… Read More

Funding Circle Enhances Worker Benefits with £500 “Money To Do More” Allowance

This month, Funding Circle, one of the UK’s largest small business loan platforms, has refreshed its ‘Money To Do More’ scheme “with enhanced benefits for Funding Circle employees, known as Circlers.” The company has “set aside £300k this year, with each of Funding Circle’s 600… Read More

Funding Circle Appoints New MD to Lead FlexiPay Expansion

Funding Circle recently appointed a new Managing Director to lead FlexiPay expansion. Funding Circle, which claims to be one the UK’s largest small business loan platforms, confirmed the appointment of Jerome Fernandez as Managing Director, FlexiPay. FlexiPay is described as “the first short-term finance product… Read More

UK’s Funding Circle and Waterfall Asset Management Launch £1B Lending Partnership

The partnership will leverage the platform’s machine learning capabilities “to deploy new funding to UK small businesses over a two-year period.” Funding Circle, which claims to be the UK’s largest small business loan platform, and Waterfall, an institutional asset manager, recently announced their lending partnership… Read More

Funding Circle founder Samir Desai Acquires $30M in Funding for Fintech Super Payments

Funding Circle founder Samir Desai has reportedly secured $30 million in funding from key investors such as Accel and Local Globe in order to support the roll-out of Super Payments, a newly-established Fintech venture, Sky News reported. A co-founder of Funding Circle, one of the… Read More

Responsible Business Lending Coalition Voices Support for Small Business Lending Disclosure Act of 2021

The Responsible Business Lending Coalition (RBLC), a group that includes online lenders LendingClub (NYSE:LC) and Funding Circle, has issued a statement in support of legislation introduced in both the US House and Senate. The Small Business Lending Disclosure Act of 2021, is described as establishing “common-sense… Read More

Change at the Top: Funding Circle Founder Samir Desai Steps Aside as Lisa Jacobs to Become CEO

Lisa Jacobs, Managing Director of Funding Circle UK  (LSE: FCH)  will succeed Samir Desai CBE as Chief Executive Officer beginning January 1st, 2022. The news was revealed today alongside Funding Circle’s financial results. Jacobs joined Funding Circle in September 2012 as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior… Read More

Funding Circle Launches FlexiPay BNPL Payments Solution

Funding Circle, an online lender for SMEs, has launched a buy now, pay later (BNPL) payments product thus expanding its set of Fintech services. In a release, Funding Circle announced FlexiPay in a move to “revolutionize” the £1 trillion payments market. Funding Circle says that… Read More

Funding Circle Receives Recovery Loan Scheme Accreditation

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  Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the U.S. and parts of Europe, recently announced it received accreditation under the British Business Bank’s Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). Funding Circle reported that RLS loans will be offered alongside the platform’s… Read More

Funding Circle Announces £300 Million Lending Partnership With Atom Bank

  Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the U.S. and parts of Europe, announced on Friday it has teamed up with Atom Bank to provide £300 million of new funding to small businesses. Through the collaboration, Atom will use… Read More

All Non-Essential UK Retail Businesses May Reopen from April 12, 2021, Funding Circle Confirms while Sharing Other Small Business Tips

Online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) recently noted in blog to its small business customers what the roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown means for small businesses. On February 22, 2021, the UK government announced its “highly anticipated” four-phase roadmap out of the Coronavirus-related lockdown —… Read More

UK’s CBILS Scheme has Become Viable Investment Opportunity for Credit Funds and Specialty Lenders

An article from Global Capital notes that more securitizations of United Kingdom government-backed SME loans are being carried out in private. Last month, Funding Circle had reportedly finalized a deal with Sixth Street and Barclays. Since the UK’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was… Read More

Loans Sold by Funding Circle to Azzurro Associates May Get Scrutiny: Report

Online lender Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) has apparently sold 300 individual loans to Azzurro Associates, a subsidiary of  Elliott Management, a US-based fund manager with approximately $41 billion in assets. The sale of these loans may garner additional regulatory scrutiny as they include personal guarantees from… Read More

Funding Circle the 5th Largest CBILS Lender

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) has emerged as the 5th largest Coronavirus Business Interruption Lending Scheme (CBILS) originator, according to the company Funding Circle is a top Fintech lender serving the SME market in the UK and several other countries. During its most recent earnings release, Funding… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Acquires £30 Million from British Business Investments

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, has acquired £30 million in capital from British Business Investments. British Business Investments operates as a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank. Funding Circle plans to… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Comments on CBILS Deadline Extension, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was originally scheduled to end on September 30, 2020. But the UK government has confirmed that the CBILS… Read More

Funding Circle Founder and CEO Purchases 163,017 Shares in the Company as Online Lender Reports Loss

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) founder and CEO Samir Desai has purchased 163,017 shares in his company at an average per-share price of £0.6201696 according to a filing with the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Funding Circle went public in 2018 at a price per share of 440… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Confirms BBLS and CBILS Loan Schemes Ending Soon, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) will be ending in early November of this year. The BBLS has been provided via the British Business Bank… Read More

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