EIB and Funding Circle join forces

Posted at June 21, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on EIB and Funding Circle join forces

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a £100 million investment in loans to UK small businesses originated through Funding Circle.

The investment, alongside £25 million from the Funding Circle SME Income Fund, will enable over £200 million of new loans over seven years, and provides a further injection of funding into the UK’s small business sector.

This new partnership with Funding Circle represents the first deployment of EIB funding through a direct lending marketplace to support small businesses. Improving access to finance for small and medium sized businesses is a key priority for the European Investment Bank.


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