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FOLK2FOLK is the evolution of a business practice that dates back hundreds of years.

With the first private mortgage recorded in the 1600s, it’s a method of local financial transaction that pre-dates the traditional banks and building societies.

Today’s technology has evolved this practise into the modern peer-to-peer sector, which is now authorised and regulated by the FCA.

  1. FOLK2FOLK was started by two local solicitors and opened its first branch in Launceston, Cornwall

    February 2013
  2. Appointed Chairman, Tim Sawyer

    February 2013
  3. Obtained interim P2P licence from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

    April 2014
  4. Opened four agencies across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset (following FCA approval our agencies closed or evolved into branches)

    November 2014
  5. Appointed CEO, Jane Dumeresque

    March 2015
  6. Won AltFi ‘Best Lending Platform for Small Business’ award

    November 2015
  7. Launched national legal panel

    January 2016
  8. Achieved £100m in money lent

    April 2016
  9. Opened new national headquarters in Launceston, Cornwall

    August 2016
  10. ❖ Opened Three Counties branch in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
    ❖ Won AltFi ‘Up and Coming P2P Platform of the Year’

    November 2016
  11. Granted full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority

    December 2016
  12. Opened Yorkshire branch in Harrogate, West Yorkshire

    February 2017
  13. Won Western Morning News 'Small Business of The Year' Business Award

    November 2017
  14. ❖ Appointed new CEO, Giles Cross
    ❖ Appointed Ian Bell as Head of Farming and Rural Engagement

    January 2018
  15. Won 'Best Multi-Channel Small Business' at the Small Awards 2018

    May 2018
  16. ❖ Won 'Excellence in Business lending Solutions' at Global Business Insight Awards
    ❖ Reached £250 Million

    October 2018
  17. ❖ Won 'Best P2P Lending Platform UK - 2018' at Wealth and Finance Business Awards
    ❖ Shortlisted for 'Best Peer to Peer Lending Platform' at Shares Awards

    November 2018
  18. Runner up for Altfi's 'P2P Business Platform of the Year'

    February 2019
  19. ❖ Won 'Small Business Loans Provider of the Year 2019 - United Kingdom' at Global Business Insight Awards
    ❖ Relaunched product range

    March 2019
  20. Shortlisted for 'Alternative Finance Provider of the Year' at South West Dealmakers Awards 2019

    June 2019
  21. Shortlisted for 'Best Rural Professional Services Business' at South West Rural Business Awards 2019/20!

    July 2019
  22. ❖ Reached £300 Million
    ❖ Added four new members to the board of directors
    ❖ Appointed new Managing Director, Roy Warren

    September 2019