Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Business Loans Marketplace
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  • Contact
    • Funding Circle Ltd, 71 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4AY
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About Funding Circle

Funding Circle are the world’s leading marketplace for business loans. They aim to help businesses access fast, fair finance, and investors earn better returns, by cutting out the costs and complexities of dealing with banks.

Based in London, the company aims to build a better financial world and ignite opportunities for businesses and investors by providing a better deal for everyone.

Between 2010 and 2016 alone they have helped 33,578 business access finance and facilitating the lending of some £3.2 billion.

Funding Circle’s core principles, which staff are asked to follow in their day-to-day roles, include: think smart, make it happen, be open, stand together and live the adventure.

The company is led by co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Samir Desai CBE, who is described as a genuine, authentic and transparent leader who drives the business and doesn't shy away from communicating tough commercial decisions.

What is it like to work for Funding Circle

CEO Samir is willing to take all ideas seriously regardless of who they come from - whether from another manager or a team member. He is also incredibly approachable and sits in the main office with the rest of the company.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
All employees have the opportunity to hold their own learning sessions which they can open up to the entire company in order to demonstrate what they have been working on, and to share learnings that can be beneficial to a select group of teams.
My Team
My Team
Coffee and Lunch Roulette is carried out bi-weekly, where individuals from other departments are randomly selected to have lunch or a coffee with someone else to promote cross-departmental bonding.

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    Charity Activities

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  • Male : Female:

    63% / 37%

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