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Funding Circle

Funding Circle

We’re building a better financial world.

Funding Circle is the world’s leading online marketplace for business loans, enabling investors to directly lend to small businesses. Businesses can borrow between £5,000 and £1 million, while investors can earn great rates*. Since launching in August 2010, Funding Circle has helped over 26,000 businesses borrow more than £2.5 billion. Investors include thousands of individuals, the Government-backed British Business Bank, local councils and universities.

Capital is at risk

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Apply for a loan

Funding Circle have lent to more than 25,000 businesses since 2010.

  • Join over 25,000 businesses already borrowing
  • Loans of £5,000 – £1 million
  • Fast: funds typically within 1 week
  • No early repayment fee


Invest your money

You can earn a current estimated return of 7.0%* per year. The UK’s largest marketplace, connecting investors with creditworthy businesses Proven track record 64,000 people and the Government-backed British Business Bank have lent £823 million to businesses since 2010 You have full control Lend automatically using 'Autobid' or choose businesses yourself. You have options to access your money at any time.

  • You can earn a current estimated return of 7.0%* per year
  • Back British businesses
  • Options to access your money early

Invest your money

Risk Warning

Investment in bonds, loans, debentures, property, environmental, equity and social through any crowdfunding platform is usually high risk. You could lose all or part of your capital. Please read the risk warning and terms and conditions of each company as they vary from site to site. Please make sure you fully understand the investment before proceeding. Click here for our full risk warning.

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  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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