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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 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

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 Cuts Revenue Forecast

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH) has provided an update to its outlook for 2019, as well as H1 2019 financial results and updates to its statistics pages for the three months ending 30 June 2019. The forecast from the SME peer to peer lender indicates lower revenue… Read More

Funding Circle Sets Share Price at Low End of Range, Raises Gross Proceeds of £300 Million

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Funding Circle has set the share offer price at the low end of the range, according to a note published by the company. Previously, Funding Circle had announced it would offer up to 136,039,416 shares at a price between 420 pence to 530 pence per share…. Read More

Funding Circle Appoints Bernardo Martinez As New U.S. Managing Director

On Tuesday, online lender Funding Circle announced it was appointed Bernardo Martinez as its new U.S. managing director. He succeeds co-founder Sam Hodges, who is now to become Chairman of Funding Circle U.S. According to Funding Circle, Martinez joins the platform’s team from PayPal, where he… Read More

Online Lender Funding Circle Releases FY 16 Results

On Wednesday, online lending platform Funding Circle announced its FY results for the year, ending December 31, 2016. While sharing details about the results, Samir Desai, CEO at Funding Circle, stated:  “2016 was another record breaking year for Funding Circle. We were pleased to achieve our… Read More

Funding Circle Set to Support UK Small Business Growth Through Strategic Partnership With Aegon

On Thursday, online lender Funding Circle announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Dutch financial services group, Aegon, to support the growth of UK small businesses. According to Funding Circle, Aegon is set to invest in loans to UK small businesses through its lending… Read More

Funding Circle Germany Takes a Fresh Start

  Germany is a huge SME and VSME (very small business) credit market. But it is not as mature a market for online marketplace lending as the UK, the US, or even the Netherlands. This partly explains why Funding Circle Germany’s early loan book underperformed…. Read More

Funding Circle Update: £800M Lent in Last 6 Months, Sean Glithero Leaves Auto Trader to Join as CFO

Funding Circle, a leading lending platform for small businesses, today announced that Sean Glithero will join the company as its new global Chief Financial Officer. This appointment follows a record-breaking first half of 2017 for Funding Circle with approximately £800 million lent to 8,000 businesses… Read More

Funding Circle Stops Originating Loans in Spain

Following big news of a $100 million funding round, Funding Circle has announced it will stop issuing new loans in Spain. The announcement was posted on the Spanish version site of the SME peer to peer lender noting that it has not offered new loans… Read More

Boom: Funding Circle Raises $100 Million in Equity Capital

Funding Circle Also Reports it is Now Profitable in the UK. Funding Circle, one of the largest online SME lender’s in the world, has closed on a $100 million funding round. The equity investment was led by Accel with participation from existing investors; Union Square… Read More

Marketplace Lending: The Challenge of Keeping It Simple And Transparent

LendIt Europe gathered over 900 attendees from 50 countries on the banks of the Thames river to network and hear about the latest trends in online direct lending. The tone of the conference was clearly set by the UK keynote speakers. The UK being 4… Read More

Funding Circle Hits £1.5 Billion Mark Lent to British Businesses (Infographic)

After 5 years, 4 months and 10 days marketplace lender Funding Circle hit £1 billion lent, and now, a mere 9 months later, the platform blogged its newest record, £1.5 billion lent. Funding Circle investors numbering over 50,000 have helped more than 16,000 businesses across the country. Independent research published by the… Read More

Funding Circle Announces New Global Chief Financial Officer

Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle announced this week it has appointed former CEO of Nomura International and EMEA, Jeremy Bennett as its new global chief financial officer.  According to Funding Circle, Bennett has more than thirty years of experience in financial service industry, working for Credit Suisse,… Read More

Funding Circle, European Investment Bank Announce £100 Million Investment for UK SMEs

The  European Investment Bank (EIB) and Funding Circle, a UK-based P2P lender, has jointly announced a £100 million loan program designed to support UK small business. The loans will be originated through the Funding Circle platform.  Funding Circle will also participate with a £25 million… Read More

Funding Circle Appoints Jörg Asmussen as New Board Member

Funding Circle announced on Wednesday that former executive board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jörg Asmussen, will join its board. This announcement reportedly marks another important step for the company as it strengthens its leadership position in marketplace lending globally Jörg Asmussen is… Read More

CEO & Co-founders of Seedrs, Crowdcube & Funding Circle Among the 100 Coolest People in UK Tech

On Thursday, Business Insider UK announced its 100 Coolest People in UK Tech list. Among those who were named were CEO of Funding Circle Samir Desai, CEO/co-founder of Seedrs Jeff Lynn and Crowdcube co-founders Luke Lang and Darren Westlake. Sharing details about the list, the media outlet revealed:… Read More

UK Fintech Stars Giles Andrews & Samir Desai Receive Recognition from the Queen’s New Year Honours List

In a sign that Fintech has entered the realm of the establishment two leading entrepreneurs have been recognized by the Queen of England in the annual Honours List which was published yesterday. Samir Desai, co-founder and CEO of Funding Circle, has been honoured as a… Read More

Funding Circle Has Now Lent Over £1 Billion in the UK

Funding Circle has revealed in a series of tweets that the company has just topped £1 billion in lending in the UK. The US and Europe add about £250 million. The milestone was foreshadowed in a Funding Circle blog post yesterday stating that 7,250 UK… Read More

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