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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 18, 2019

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Samir Desai

Funding Circle’s UK loanbook hits £4bn

January 17, 2019 |

FUNDING Circle’s UK loanbook has passed the £4bn mark after a bumper fourth quarter.

A fourth-quarter update from the FTSE 250-listed peer-to-peer business lending platform showed that UK investors have now funded £4.6bn of loans between 2012 and 2018.

It … Read More

Funding Circle unveils £1bn funding line

December 7, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has secured a new £1bn funding facility from investment firm Waterfall Asset Management.

The peer-to-peer business lender said on Friday that Waterfall will invest in £1bn of loans originated via its platform over a two-year period.

Waterfall’s investment … Read More

Funding Circle eyes global expansion in 2019

November 20, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle is planning to enter a new country in 2019, its chief executive has revealed.

Speaking at the LendIt Fintech conference in London, Samir Desai (pictured), co-founder of Funding Circle, said the peer-to-peer lending giant had spent time bolstering … Read More

The Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 2018

November 1, 2018 |

The 2018 Peer2Peer Finance News Power 50 demonstrates just how much this multi-billionpound industry has achieved over the past year.

Our definitive annual list of the 50 most influential people in the UK’s P2P sector includes the head of the … Read More

Funding Circle originations hit record high

October 19, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle saw new originations grow by 45 per cent in the third quarter of this year globally, as it revealed its UK broker channel has facilitated more than £1bn of lending.

The newly-listed peer-to-peer business lender, which has operations … Read More

Funding Circle’s Desai makes top 10 of ‘Tech 100’ list

October 4, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle’s chief executive Samir Desai has been named as one of the top 10 most influential people in the British tech industry.

The peer-to-peer pioneer appears alongside fellow fintech leaders such as Starling Bank chief executive Anne Boden, and … Read More

Funding Circle lists on London Stock Exchange

September 28, 2018 |

FUNDING Circle has officially been listed on the London Stock Exchange with an initial public offering (IPO) of £300m, and a valuation of £1.5bn.

It is the first UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform to go public.

Samir Desai (pictured), chief executive … Read More

Funding Circle confirms £300m IPO plans

September 3, 2018 |

THE UK’S peer-to-peer lending sector has moved a step closer to its first public float as Funding Circle has revealed plans to proceed with a stock market listing.

Following months of speculation, the P2P business lender announced on Monday that … Read More

Who is guiding the Big Three?

July 5, 2018 |

THE PEER-TO-PEER industry is constantly evolving, and some of the bigger brand names have become permanent fixtures in the financial services landscape.

We have seen start-ups become regulated companies, online platforms apply for banking licences and now some are even … Read More

Funding Circle’s lending unlocked 75,000 jobs last year

June 13, 2018 |

LENDING through Funding Circle unlocked 75,000 jobs in the US and Europe last year, according to new research.

A report from economic forecasters Oxford Economics found that the business peer-to-peer platform lent $2.3bn (£1.7bn) to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) … Read More