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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

UK SME Lender Funding Circle Is Reevaluating whether to Leverage Open Banking to Improve Customer Experience

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Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, says it’s reevaluating whether it should begin leveraging Open Banking technology. The company claims that it has managed to improve its customer experience, and would now like… Read More

SME Lender Funding Circle Reports that Millions of UK Consumers have Switched to Local Businesses

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, recently noted that as the Coronavirus-related lockdown measures are eased, many businesses in the United Kingdom are preparing to open up again. However, even for businesses that… Read More

Digital Bank Starling Facilitates the Disbursement of £654 Million in Loans under UK’s BBLS to 24,000 Businesses

Starling Bank, a leading UK based digital bank, has reportedly delivered more than £654 million in loans under the United Kingdom’s bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) to around 24,000 local firms. Starling Bank, which teamed up with Funding Circle to issue £300 million in loans… Read More

36H Group and the Future of Fintech: We should leverage the innovation in financial services and use it to enable economic recovery

The 36H Group launched in January of 2020 as the unified voice for lending platforms that accept retail investments. 36H replaced the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association, a group that had long been a prominent advocate for the emerging P2P lending sector – a… Read More

Fintech Insider Says Online Lenders are Struggling Due to US Government Programs Supporting Businesses During COVID-19

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider reported on layoffs at OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK) – an SME focused online lender. Like many online lenders, COVID-19 has hit this sector of Fintech hard. Looking for additional insight into the challenges the industry CI reached out to an industry insider for their perspective… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Posts Update on UK COVID-19 Support Schemes, US PPP Loans

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) has posted an update on its participation and support of COVID-19 relief programs. Funding Circle is facilitating programs in both the US and UK. The SME online lender is participating in the British Business Bank’s (BBB) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS) and… Read More

Funding Circle Updates on COVID-19 Impact, Hires More Collections Employees, Strikes Positive Note

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) Global Chief Risk Officer Jerome Le Luel has posted on update on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on platform operations. Le Luel said that while the full economic impact of the virus remains unknown and it is too early to predict… Read More

Starling Bank CEO Provides Update on CBILS Lending, Doubles as Customer Support

Starling Bank, a leading UK digital bank, has been moving rapidly to implement COVID-19 business relief programs authorized by the UK government. Starling is the first Fintech to be approved as a Bounce Back Loan (BBLS) provider and, earlier this week, Starling and Funding Circle… Read More

Starling Bank and Funding Circle Form Partnership on SME Lending Under CBILS

Digital bank Starling and Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), a marketplace lending platform serving SMEs, have formed a strategic partnership to provide loans to small businesses under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). According to a note from Starling, the bank will lend via Funding… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Approved for CBILS Lending

SME Marketplace lending platform Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) has been approved by the British Busines Bank as a lender under the  Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The online lender becomes one of a handful of Fintechs in the UK facilitating the program. Funding Circle said… Read More

Funding Circle Receives Approval to Issue Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, announced on Wednesday it has received approval to issue Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through its online lending platform. As previously reported, the PPP is part of… Read More

Funding Circle Decides to Pause Secondary Market Due to COVID-19

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, has decided to pause its secondary market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a blog post. Funding Circle has recently taken multiple actions to buttress the platform… Read More

Funding Circle Launches Pre-Application System for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

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Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Friday it launched a pre-application system for small business owners interested in funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, which is offered by the U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA). Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)… Read More

Funding Circle Remains Open & Protecting Investors Returns During Coronavirus Outbreak

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Thursday that despite the outbreak of COVID-19, it is reassuring investors that it is taking appropriate measures to respond to the situation and give them details on the various issues that are currently going on through… Read More

Funding Circle Offering Support to Business Loan Transparency Law in California

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) is reportedly supporting a U.S. business loan transparency law. According to P2PFinanceNews, the online lender is backing the California introduced law, which will require certain data to be disclosed in commercial credit agreements much like consumer loans. Head… Read More

Funding Circle Named First Place Winner of the FinTech Leaders 2020 Report’s “Business Lending” Category

Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Thursday it was named first place winner of the Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) FinTech Leaders 2020 Report’s “Business Lending” Category. According to Funding Circle, the FinTech Leaders 2020 Report is an independent study of the… Read More

Online Lender Funding Circle Securitizes $252 Million in US SME Loans

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH), an online lender servicing SMEs in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, has securitized $252 million in US business loans, according to a note from the platform. This is Funding Circle’s 7th securitization and the second to take place in the… Read More

Funding Circle Names Oliver White As New CFO

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Marketplace lending company Funding Circle (LSE: FCH) announced on Monday it has appointed Oliver White as its new Chief Financial Officer, following Sean Glithero’s decision to step down from his CFO role and from the Board. White will be joining Funding Circle from Vanquis Bank,… Read More

Funding Circle Updates on Projected Returns, Says No Change For Now

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) posted an update on investor returns earlier today. Currently, the online lender offers two different investment opportunities for investors: Conservative or Balanced. The update effectively included no new news as projected rates remained the same as previously expected: Balanced: 4.5% to 6.5%… Read More

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