As Sales Performance and Commercial Manager, Neil is responsible for business development at Funding Circle. He manages a team of business development managers who work closely with financial intermediaries and their business clients. Funding Circle is the world’s leading online lending platform for small business finance. Set up in 2010, investors have lent over £2 billion to more than 20,000 businesses across the UK.
Prior to joining Funding Circle, Neil was Head of Business and Corporate Banking for Barclays across west London, supporting businesses turning over between £250,000 and £25 million. Neil also held the position of National Performance Director for Barclays Business where intermediary finance played a large part of the overall lending performance of the business.
Fast, fair, flexible finance for established small businesses
Online lending platforms only exist because of the value they create for small businesses. Previously, UK SMEs relied solely on banks for finance. However, by connecting established businesses directly with investors, online lending platforms enable borrowers to access fast, flexible finance to help them grow. These innovative products have already opened up new opportunities for thousands of UK businesses. Come and listen to Neil discuss why this is the future of small business finance.