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Funding Circle Overview

London, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Funding Circle is the world’s leading lending platform for small businesses. We match investors with money to lend with businesses looking to fund their next step.

Mission: We believe in those Made to do More.

Business owners and investors share a common thread. They’re forward thinkers. They stand up to make a difference and work hard to make it happen.
That same thread runs through everyone at Funding ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Funding Circle's fund unveils Citibank deal

    FUNDING Circle's listed fund has inked a deal with Citibank, whereby the financial institution indirectly channels £50m to small businesses through the peer-to-peer lending platform. The transaction was announced by the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF) on Wednesday.


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Funding Circle – Why Work For Us?

Why work at Funding Circle? 


We are a fast moving, innovative company, creating new solutions with the latest tech, data and fantastic service to make our platform work for all.

Make a difference

We help small businesses get the finance they need to grow, creating thousands of jobs and driving the economy forward.


Our people are the core of our success, and we believe in a culture that’s as open and collaborative as it is passionate and ambitious.

87% of employees would recommend Funding Circle as a place to work.

Meet the team behind Funding Circle


  • THINK SMART: Never stop asking questions or seeking insights. Cultivate your curiosity.
  • MAKE IT HAPPEN: We believe in individual empowerment. Be ambitious for the business. Take small steps fast, and roll up your sleeves to deliver.
  • BE OPEN: Transparency builds trust. Treat people well and be honest with them. Integrity is central to our core values.
  • STAND TOGETHER: Be generous with your time and expertise. Support each other, and win and lose as one.
  • LIVE THE ADVENTURE: Bring your passion with you every morning, and have fun.


We’re Funding Circle, a company with a mission you can feel good about. We help small businesses flourish by providing them with fast and fair financing. We help investors thrive by offering them the opportunity to make good returns. And together, we help grow the economy. The opportunities ahead of us are unbounded. We think big, and if you do too, then come join our talented team!

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Funding Circle brings together small businesses and investors in a way that is truly revolutionary. Our mission is to foster an environment where small business can thrive. Our online platform provides a marketplace where investors receive better returns and small businesses find lower rates. The driving force behind our product is our engineering team; we are building elegant, sustainable, and scalable infrastructure on a global scale, and we want you to be a part of it!

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Check out some of the awesome presentations our engineers have given on some of the most cutting edge technology out there!:

Clojure + Samza by Aaron Probus

Clojure + Cursive by Chris Devine

Ruby -> Clojure by Molly Huerster & Tim Herd


We invest in our people

We want everyone to feel ownership at Funding Circle, and that they can keep building their career with us.

  • Global career development opportunities
  • Learn new skills in FC Academy
  • Regular company socials for all employees

We keep things social

There’s more to life than work, and we want to have fun and socialize together so everyone enjoys coming to work.

  • Regular company wide social events
  • Charity events and competitions
  • Sports teams and events for all interests

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    I have been working at Funding Circle full-time


    Admittedly I'm a very new employee, but, coming from a failing start up to this there have been plenty of positives:
    - structured, thorough on-boarding process thanks to HR & IT
    - diligent, friendly team to work alongside, who really go above & beyond to answer all questions and do further training
    - great offices, with lots of benefits and delicious coffee


    None so far, as I said I am new!

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it - people love to learn & feel they are continually furthering their development

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Funding Circle Photos

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Funding Circle Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Funding Circle (London, England (UK)) in August 2017.


    I submitted my CV and after one month I had an on-site interview. The interview was not difficult. They went through my CV with me and asked questions based on my past experiences.

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Funding Circle Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 List of Career Launching Companies!, Wealthfront, 2017
  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, 2018

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