Funding Circle

Alternative Finance for Business

Funding Circle urged to tighten lending criteria to small businesses

Small businesses that find borrowing money hard will find it even harder, as Funding Circle restricts credit

Alternative Finance for Business

Funding Circle increases SME loans by 23% to £644m in first quarter

Peer-to-peer lender lends £419m to British SMEs alone between January and March

Mergers & Acquisitions

Funding Circle acquires German SME lender Zencap

Large finance P2P lending platform expands into European markets.


Funding Circle partners with Victory Park Capital

UK and US-based organisations in trans-atlantic partnership.


Funding Circle raises huge Series D and adds former New York deputy mayor to board

Peer-to-peer debt finance platform Funding Circle has returned to its investor base to raise $65 million of expansion funds.


Funding Circle and Santander lead charge with banking referrals

The high street banking and crowdfunding worlds are coming together to provide SMEs with a different route following a failed loan application.


Alternative funders including Funding Circle, Seedrs and Zopa unite to create business referral network

Platforms from across the alternative funding market are coming together to form a new web portal.


Funding Circle gets £40 million more British business bank cash

Peer-to-peer finance platform Funding Circle has built upon the £20 million it was initially charged with lending to small businesses by securing an additional £40 million.


Funding Circle kicks off US operations following $37 million Series C

Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle is taking on the American market having been charged for growth through a deal led by Accel Partners.


Funding Circle platform to be trialled by Lancashire County Council to aid with business finance

Lancashire County Council will become the first local authority in the UK to back business growth through crowdfunding when it trials Funding Circle.


Funding Circle closes Series B round

A year after securing Series A capital of £2.5 million, Funding Circle has closed its second round with Index Ventures.


New business lender to ‘sidestep’ banks

Funding Circle, an 'online marketplace' to facilitate lending to businesses, has attracted backing from Better Capital founder Jon Moulton.