Folk2Folk – Local Secured Lending


Folk2Folk offers simple, straightforward, local lending and borrowing. Folk2Folk is not a Bank, Brokerage, seller of financial products, Deposit Taker, Fund Manager, or Adviser to any party. Folk2Folk organises the secured lending of money between local folk without the involvement of City institutions.

Folk2Folk – An Introduction To Business Loans

A Summary Of Folk2Folk

Born Out Of Community Need

Folk2Folk was created to fill a local funding gap at a time when banks were retreating from small business and when local investors were frustrated with poor returns.

Built on traditional values

Folk2Folk is built from strong community values.  Local knowledge and local understanding fuels the business.  Folk2Folk takes an holistic approach when approving its Borrowers and Lenders, placing great importance on understanding the full picture of the person.

Backed By A Long History Of Lending

Launched in 2013, but with a long lending heritage, Folk2Folk was born out of a law firm, Parnalls of Launceston, and can trace its lending roots back over 100 years.

Ensuring A Fair Deal For All

Folk2Folk’s purpose is to provide a fair deal for all, but specifically a fair exchange of money between Lenders and Borrowers.

Folk2Folk Funds A Wide Range Of Businesses And Projects

Folk2Folk has organised funding to Borrowers for renewable energy, house building, leisure facilities and land and property acquisition, amongst other things.


Folk2Folk Facts

  • Folk2Folk is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 720867).
  • Folk2Folk is one of the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lenders to business (source: (Liberum AltFi volume Index).
  • Folk2Folk is one of the world’s only peer-to-peer lenders with a high street presence.
  • Folk2Folk has introduced finance for business initiatives ranging from purchasing Golf Clubs, kick-starting multi-million pound property developments, and renovating leisure complexes and barn conversions.
  • Folk2Folk was born out of a long established firm of Solicitors and is proud of its legal heritage.
  • Folk2Folk introduced £50m into the South West economy in its first two years of trading.

Discover More About Folk2Folk

Visit the Folk2Folk website for full details.

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