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Funding Knight Limited logo


Founded: 2011

Type: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Business Lending

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Business Lending - geography: United Kingdom

CO. no.: 7534003


FundingKnight is an established crowdlender, blending modern finance with traditional values. Run by a management team with a strong background in financial services, we launched our business in 2012.

We enable investors to lend directly to British businesses, at a rate that works for both. It?s a new way for businesses to have rapid access to flexible finance, and for investors to improve their potential returns on cash by assuming the risk of direct lending.

Crowdlending is a fast-moving industry ? and we?ve succeeded thanks to being highly innovative, responsive to trends and continually increasing our product diversity. In 2015, our growth is outperforming the sector as a whole.

Sophisticated technology is at the heart of the business. Our investment platform is precisely geared to the needs of investors, enabling them to automate auction bids, trade in a busy secondary loan market, and withdraw funds at a click.

We?re an intrinsically modern company that values building relationships with our communities.

What our investors and borrowers value most is the quality and personal nature of our service. Our team prides itself on meticulous attention to detail and we always go the extra mile to build and nurture relationships. Many of our business borrowers have successfully gone on to find additional loans with FundingKnight.

We believe crowdlending is changing the UK?s financial landscape for good, providing a better deal for borrowers and investors.


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Founders Funding Knight Limited

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CEO & Founder, Graeme Marshall

LinkedIn | Twitter (@graemecwm)

Type: Entrepreneur

Description: Graeme is responsible for driving FundingKnight?s strategy and for running the business.

He has over 30 years? experience of building and creating businesses and driving them through rapid growth, mainly in the financial services sector. Prior to starting FundingKnight, he built a specialist equity release business, Sovereign Reversions plc, which was listed on AIM and sold for Ł35m in 2010.

Owners (estimated shares) Funding Knight Limited

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GLI Finance Limited

Share of company: 20.00 %

Owner since: 2013


Type: Equity Investor

Description: GLI Finance Limited ("Company" or "GLIF") is a Guernsey-domiciled loan company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker GLIF). The Company's objective is to produce a stable and predictable dividend yield, with long term preservation of net asset value. This the Company aims to achieve through the provision of secured lending to small and medium sized companies with the view to exit the CLO business over time and focus on the provision of alternative finance to SME?s.

The Company Strategy is to become a leading alternative provider of SME finance and in the last year the Company has made significant strides to achieve this by completing a number of partnership transactions with lending platforms. The platforms which have been invested in vary by geography, industry, size of lending and by type of lending. These include Global trade Finance, UK SME Lending, Offshore Lending, UK invoice discounting, European invoice discounting, Global multi-asset crown funding and UK property-backed lending.

Associations Funding Knight Limited member

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UK Crowdfunding Association

Description: The UK Crowdfunding Association: Promoting crowdfunding as a valuable way for people, businesses & ventures to raise funds.

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Tweets by Founders, Employees & Funding Knight Limited

Events with Funding Knight Limited

Company (click) Event Date Location
AltFi logo AltFi Europe Summit 2014 11 Mar, 2014 London, United Kingdom
LendIt Conference LLC logo LendIt Europe 2014 17 Nov, 2014 London, United Kingdom
AltFi logo ALTFI EUROPE SUMMIT 2015 23 Feb, 2015 London, United Kingdom

Address Funding Knight Limited

27-29 Market Street
SO50 2RG Hampshire
United Kingdom

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