Peer-to-business Loans

Last month the Funding Circle team was in Covent Garden visiting the latest Laird Hatters shop and met owners Alex and Zofia Torun-Shaw.

Laird Hatters has borrowed £140,000, across two business loans, from more than 2,000 Funding Circle investors to expand their range of handmade hats and caps.

Funding Circle investor Richard has been lending to hundreds of UK businesses through the marketplace for 3 years and Laird Hatters is one of them. We took Richard to meet Alex and Zofia to see how his money directly helped the business to grow. He said ‘having my money go to businesses that need money is important.’

In this short video you’ll meet Alex, Zofia and Richard, hear how Laird Hatters became closely linked to the fashion industry and why they pride themselves on their shops being an experience.

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