Funding Circle grows intermediary development team



Funding Circle, the marketplace where people lend money directly to businesses has announced the appointment of Laura Kinghorn to the role of Business Development Manager. Laura will be responsible for covering the North West of England.

Laura joins from Abbey for Intermediaries where she spent three and a half years as a Business Development Manager. Previously she ran the sales team at HFC Bank for three years. She joins Stuart Pedersen, who has been working in a similar development role for the past three months.

Funding Circle is lending more than £1 million per week to businesses and has been developing its proposition to the intermediary market in 2012. According to Head of Business Development, Laura McMullen, bringing in experienced development managers is part of Funding Circle’s commitment to the adviser market.

She said, “Laura’s appointment comes at a time when requests for information about our service from professional advisers is at an all time high. We are delighted that Laura has joined us. She brings with her just the kind of hands on experience we need to help us build our message to the intermediary market, and grow our numbers of supporting broker firms.”

Laura Kinghorn commented, “My experience in the residential mortgage market has given me an in depth understanding of the intermediary market in the North West. I’m looking forward to introducing Funding Circle to advisers in the region and helping to grow our intermediary offer nationwide.”