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KEEPING THE LITTLE GUYS IN THE LOOP

Mar 01, 2018 - City A.M.

LET'S be honest, financial institutions can be bleak places. Pretentious, impenetrable, and determined to make you feel conscious of your own tiny existence. So when I step into the lively hive that is Funding Circle's office, it's a breath of fresh air.

There's not a suit in sight, the place is immersed in a babble of chat and laughter, and some members of staff are elbow-deep in a game of table tennis - though admittedly, it was lunchtime.

Even their canteen, which has a polaroid-m...