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Banking Circle Lending named Credit Award finalist

SME lending solution shortlisted for Best Use of Technology – SME Lender award

London, 7th October 2020 – An innovative lending solution from financial infrastructure provider, Banking Circle, has been named as a finalist in the 2020 Credit Awards category for Best Use of Technology – SME Lender.

The highly respected awards programme recognises and rewards innovation and best practice as well as the hard work of those working across the global credit and financial service industry.

Banking Circle Lending – which comprises Banking Circle Instant Settlement and Banking Circle Cash Advance – was built in response to detailed market research into the pain points SMEs experience in accessing funding through traditional lenders. Launched in 2018, Banking Circle Cash Advance is growing at a rate of 15% month on month – more than 400% in the last 12 months.

Anders la Cour, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banking Circle commented: “As a new provider in the business lending space, it is a great honour to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Credit Awards. Today’s SMEs are working in a faster-paced marketplace than ever before, and traditional lending solutions have been unable to keep up. In contrast, we have designed and built our lending solutions with the aim of increasing financial inclusion by delivering faster, more flexible, affordable access to the extra cash businesses need.”

The innovative Banking Circle Lending solutions provide financial institutions with the ability to offer their merchant customers a fast, transparent, flexible, low-cost, and easy-to-manage loan solution. Where once smaller businesses were unable to achieve global ambitions due to a lack of necessary funds, Banking Circle Lending is improving financial inclusion by giving financial institutions the ability to offer SMEs fast access to loans and receivables financing with flexible repayment options.

About Banking Circle

Banking Circle is a financial infrastructure provider to Payments businesses and Banks. As a fully licensed bank, free of legacy systems, Banking Circle technology enables payments companies and banks of any scale to seize opportunities in the new economy – quickly, at low cost and in line with high standards of compliance and security – with direct access to clearing that bypasses old, bureaucratic and expensive systems.

Banking Circle solutions are increasing financial inclusion. From accounts to lending, international payments to settlements and FX to compliance, Banking Circle technology is helping thousands of businesses transact across borders in a way that was previously not possible.

Banking Circle is owned by EQT VIII and EQT Ventures in partnership with Banking Circle’s founders. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Banking Circle has offices in London, Munich and Copenhagen.

Find out more about Banking Circle here.

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