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Top Lending Companies and Startups in the UK

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This article showcases some of the most popular players in the Lending space. Our analysts selected these companies for a variety of reasons. This list may include both state and private ventures providing the most value within the Lending industry.

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SEMRush.

Top Lending Companies


Nexo

The World’s Leading Regulated Financial Institution for Digital Assets

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Zopa

Zopa offers peer-to-peer loans with low rates, flexible terms, and no early repayment fees.

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Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank growth finance provides a range of innovative debt solutions for early stage, high growth businesses.

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RateSetter

RateSetter is a P2P lending platform allowing users to lend and borrow money directly from each other according to their own interest rates.

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Shawbrook Bank

Shawbrook Bank is a provider of financial services including savings and loans in the UK.

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Likely Loans

Likely Loans provide transparent and fair loans.

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Funding Circle

Funding Circle is a lending platform for small businesses.

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Aave

Aave is an open source non-custodial protocol on Ethereum for decentralized lending and borrowing.

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Bamboo Loans Ltd

Bamboo Loans, a direct lender offering online personal loans and guarantor loans.

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Blue Motor Finance

Blue is one of the UK’s premier consumer motor finance companies, lending over £750m to over 80,000 customers.

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Currencies Direct

Commercial foreign exchange for the purchase or sale of any currency.

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Lendy

Lendy is Europe’s leading peer-to-peer secured property lending platform

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SafetyNet Credit

SafetyNet Credit is a smart lender, providing you with a credit limit (up to £500) available to use whenever you need it.

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MoneyThing

MoneyThing is a lending platform and part of the fastest growing sector in the alternative banking sector.

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iwoca

Iwoca offers credit financing services for small businesses.

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Capquest

Capquest British is a credit solutions business that works on behalf of credit providers.

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Funding Options

Funding Options is a business to business services marketplace platform operating in the UK and the Netherlands.

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LendInvest

LendInvest is the leading marketplace platform for property finance.

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Aviation and Tech Capital

Owner of Ablrate.com an asset backed peer lending platform specialising in capital equipment and the world’s first to offer aircraft loans

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FundingSecure

FundingSecure is a Peer to Peer pawnbroking platform.

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Greensill Capital

Greensill Capital is a provider of structured working capital financing to businesses globally.

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Wellesley

Launched in 2013, Wellesley have grown to become prominent players in the alternative property finance space.

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OakNorth

The next-generation credit and monitoring platform that’s redefining business borrowing to the “Missing Middle”

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Wizzcash

wizzcash.com is a trading style of Emergency Cash Limited Company.

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Quick Cash Club

Quick Cash Club allowing your friends to decide if you should have a loan.

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Library of Things

Library of Things is a start-up that lends out products from drills to sound systems to GoPros from smart borrowing kiosks.

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Oplo

Oplo is a direct lender platform that offers car finance, personal loans, and secured loan products.

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Lendingblock

Lendingblock is a securities lending platform for cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

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4thway

4thWay educates and informs you about this new type of investing, and alerts you to risks and opportunities.

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Kabayan Remit

Kabayan Remit provide a fast, affordable and convenient way of sending money to the Philippines.

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1st Stop Group

The 1st Stop Group Limited offers a range of financial services to the retail marketplace under its various subsidiary companies.

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Orca Money

Orca Money provides investors with a platform to compare the various companies and products in alternative finance.

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Populous World

Populous is an invoice and trade finance platform.

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Skyline Direct

Skyline Direct, provide cash loans and high street shopping vouchers to customers across Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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JustUs.co

JustUs.co is an electronic system in relation to lending.

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Oakbrook Finance

Oakbrook Finance provides consumer lender service.

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Castle Trust

Castle Trust is a privately held company that provides investment and mortgage products.

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Yielders

Yielders UK is a crowdfunding property investment platform that puts UK property investment within your reach.

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Fundsquire UK

R&D Tax Credit Advance Finance

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Banking Circle

Banking Circle offers its Members the capability to make and receive cross-border transfers in seconds at a low cost.

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B-North

B-North is a UK-based business lending company

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Proportunity

Proportunity is a financial services organisation made possible by technology.

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Sharegain

Sharegain is a capital markets fintech democratising the $2.5tn securities lending industry.

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Tbc Bank Group

TBC Bank Group PLC is the UK-based parent company of JSC TBC Bank and its affiliates, Georgia’s largest banking group.

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Sphonic

Sphonic is a Context-Broker that leverages 3rd party vendor data with a workflow engine to enable fraud prevention, AML, KYC

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Downing Crowd

Downing Crowd is a platform that enables companies to raise debt to support their growth plans.

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Cambridge & Counties Bank

Cambridge & Counties Bank specialises in providing simple and straightforward solutions to SMEs.

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ezbob

ezbob is a UK based software provider for banks and other financial institutions.

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M:QUBE

M:QUBE is a mortgage lending platform delivering data driven mortgages with certainty and control

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YesGrowth

YesGrowth provides loans to businesses in any sector, anywhere across the UK.

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Elfin Market

Elfin Market is a peer-to-peer lending platform which offers its borrowers an affordable alternative to credit cards.

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RedCloud Technologies

RedCloud believe technology will universally change the way in which services are distributed & accessed by people in new digital economy.

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VPC Specialty Lending

Vpc Specialty Lending Invstmnts Plc is an investment management company that deals in investment managing and lending services.

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Vehicle Credit

Vehicle Credit providing a product that met the demands of customers who could not find traditional vehicle finance.

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LandlordInvest

LandlordInvest is an online marketplace which matches professional landlords.

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Allium Money

Allium Money specialises in financing energy efficient home improvement projects.

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eCoinomic

eCoinomic is a financial services platform based on crypto assets.

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NextCredit

Nextcredit is a direct lender that offers online instalments loans.

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Os Money

Os Money is a best Online Leander In United Kingdom.

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LANDBAY

Landbay is a specialist Buy to Let mortgage lender using peer-to-peer technology to fund its loans.

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Knoma

Knoma offers a payment solution and marketplace for lifelong learning.

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Tymit

Tymit is the first credit card which puts the customer in complete control of their purchases from planning through to execution.

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Nude

The new way to save for and purchase your first home.

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Folk2Folk

Folk2Folk offers simple, straightforward, local lending and borrowing.

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Trade Ledger

Trade Ledger is a Business lending platform.

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Relendex

Relendex is a peer-to-peer marketplace that brings together lenders for loans secured on professionally valued properties.

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Boost Capital

A UK-based specialist business lender.

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Zorin Finance

Zorin Finance is a Real estate company.

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Join Universe

Join Universe develops software for the financial industry to help people access credit on emerging countries.

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ZEON Network

ZEON Network: a decentralized platform for financial services. Crypto-backed loans, deposits, wallet, buy and sell digital assets.

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Credit Peers

Credit Peers is a privately held company that makes commercial property lending accessible to everyone.

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FundingKnight

Peer-to-Peer money lending service

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Ahauz

A proptech start-up helping first time buyers get on the property ladder.

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eMoneyUnion

They provide individuals with spare savings, the opportunity to become personal lenders to screened and profiled borrowers.

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Logical Glue

Logical Glue is a software company that creates products to analyze data for a business to predict profitable outcomes for a business.

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MARLO

MARLO is the world’s first lending platform for the $100 Billion+ ocean freight industry.

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Alterest

Alterest is a data and intelligence provider.

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Lendwise

Peer to Peer Loans, P2P Lending, Marketplace Loans, Education Finance

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Money Zebra

Gateway to almost a billion African businesses and individuals for financial service providers

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MoneyBaba

Moneybaba operates exclusively online and focusing on responsible lending and facilitating access to credit across emerging countries.

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CreditSCRIPT

CreditSCRIPT is an alternative credit investment platform that helps professional investors assess loans and portfolios.

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Trustmarque Solutions

Trustmarque is a leading end-to-end technology provider for UK organizations.

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Brismo

Brismo is a provider of lending performance data.

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SME Capital

SME Capital is a debt funding platform matching institutional investors.

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Backbone

Credit as a Service

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Amicus Finance

Amicus is a financial services group, delivering outstanding property finance, commercial mortgages and asset finance solutions.

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Deki

The UK’s first person to person microfinance charity.

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Real Funds

Real Funds is a London based peer-to-peer lending platform that provides alternative finance to small and medium-sized house builders.

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Saving Stream

Saving Stream is a UK p2p lending marketplace operated by Lendy Ltd.

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Pepper Money

Pepper Money is a lender offering, exclusively through intermediaries, a variety of residential and sale mortgages that use common sense.

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Catalyst Finance

Catalyst Finance has developed its products and services to ensure it delivers simple, flexible and transparent finance.

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Ashley Finance

Ashley Finance provides invoice financing services to small businesses in the United Kingdom.

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JLG Group

JLG Group entered the alternative finance sector with the aim of providing a real alternative to business banking.

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BorrowFox

BorrowFox is an innovative rental platform.

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Pitchstor

Pitchstor is a digital funding mechanism or in other words an online bank for financing, operating in the disruptive era of FinTech.

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Bridge Invest

Boutique short term finance provider in the UK property market

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LendingWell

LendingWell is the single platform p2p investment partner.

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XTAQ

XTAQ Limited engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of business performance measurement solutions for organizations.

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CreditSquare

CreditSquare is an advisory- and marketplace lending platform focused on providing SMEs with credit solutions.

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L.O.A.F.

L.O.A.F. To disrupt an industry that exploits people’s periods of acute financial insecurity by building a high quality financial services.

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Mast

Mast Technologies is a mortgage origination system that helps lenders process more mortgage applications in less time.

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Varooma

Varooma is a financial service company that deals with lending services by rendering logbook loans.

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