Funding Circle

Funding Circle borrowers unlocked 75,000 jobs in 2017

A new report published by Oxford Economics reveals lending through Funding Circle, the global small business loans platform, unlocked 75,000 jobs in the United States and Europe in 2017.  Launched in 2010, Funding Circle facilitates lending from a wide range ...

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INTRUST, Funding Circle announce partnership

Small business lending platform Funding Circle and Kansas-based INTRUST Bank today announced a strategic partnership to support the growth of US small businesses. It will be rolled out in various stages with the initial phase consisting of INTRUST funding US ...

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Aegon, Funding Circle announce partnership

Dutch financial services group Aegon and Funding Circle are partnering in a deal which will see Aegon invest in Funding Circle-originated loans. Aegon will fund £160 million in the first year, with Funding Circle estimating it will create 6,400 new jobs. ...

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Funding Circle names former Auto Trader exec CFO

Small business lending platform Funding Circle has named former Auto Trader chief financial officer (CFO) Sean Glithero its new CFO. He begins work in October. Mr. Glithero joined Auto Trader in 2006, working his way up through group and divisional ...

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AltFi Data brings needed industry transparency

If the alternative finance industry is to realize its full potential, it needs to genuinely deliver on the promise of transparency, Rupert Taylor believes. Mr. Taylor is the founder and CEO of AltFi Data, the leading independent analytics provider for ...

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Funding Circle hires Jeremy Bennett as global CFO

  Small business loan platform Funding Circle has hired Jeremy Bennett as its global chief financial officer. Mr. Bennett has more than 30 years experience at financial services firms including Credit Suisse and Nomura International. During the financial crisis Mr. ...

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Alt-fi heavyweights form Marketplace Lending Association

Funding Circle, Lending Club and Prosper Marketplace have launched the Marketplace Lending Association (MLA). The non-profit organization promotes proper business practices and public policy. Among the new organization’s initiatives is the Marketplace Lending Operating Standards, a document addressing investor transparency, ...

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Funding Circle names former ECB board member to board

Global small business marketplace lender Funding Circle has named Jörg Asmussen to its board. Mr. Asmussen is a German economist and policymaker who was State Secretary for the German Ministry of Finance between 2008 and 2012 and the German Ministry of Labour ...

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