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Lending Hands Make Light Business Work in First Funding Circle Campaign

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Atomic London launches the campaign starring distinctive purple arms

Lending Hands Make Light Business Work in First Funding Circle Campaign

Funding Circle, the UK’s largest SME loan platform is launching their new brand campaign ‘Get A Lending Hand’. The campaign is brought to life by a set of highly distinctive purple arms signifying the support a loan from Funding Circle can provide, whilst also adding personality and difference to cut through the typical Financial Services advertising. 

The spot takes a more human and laid-back approach to a serious subject by depicting how a Funding Circle loan, and the ‘lending hand’ it provides, can help a business to thrive as we see the absurdly productive purple arms completing a variety of tasks with speed and ease.

The humorous spot was created by Atomic London after the independent creative agency was appointed following a month-long competitive pitch process led directly by Funding Circle Head of Brand Campaigns, Jo Casley. Funding Circle, which combines machine learning, technology and data to revolutionise the small business borrowing experience, has become hugely popular over the last few years. The platform was keen to cement their position as the UK’s top SME loan platform. 

Jo Casley, head of brand campaigns at Funding Circle said: “We are currently at a really interesting time in our business journey. Having been at the forefront of supporting small businesses through the pandemic it was important for our next campaign to go back to our roots and remind consumers why Funding Circle was founded in the first place. The ‘Get A Lending Hand’ campaign does just that, perfectly symbolising the transformational effect a loan from Funding Circle can have on a business, as well as showing that we are on hand to help every step of the way.”

Dave Henderson, ECD at Atomic London said: “Getting a business loan can sometimes be a daunting and somewhat overwhelming experience, however with Funding Circle’s unique offering this isn’t the case. We wanted to capture this in our creative idea, focusing on the joys of elevating a business via a loan by providing humour in a laid-back manner. Our purple lending hand assets will ensure Funding Circle is easily recognisable, making it distinctive from other Financial Services brands and helping to form the all-important memory structures in peoples’ minds.”

The brand campaign and purple arm assets will live across the entire customer journey, from TV all the way through to direct marketing, social and the website. 

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Brand: Funding Circle


Client: Jo Casley, Tiana Portugal, Sophie Chappelow

ECD: Dave Henderson + Katy Sumption

CD: Matt Welch and Simon Welch

Agency Producer: Madeleine Martinez

Managing Director: Louise Rudaizky

Account Director: Dan Taylor

Strategy: Steve Hopkins


Director: Big Red Button

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks

Executive Producer: Hannah Bayatti

Producer: Emily Atterton

Production Manager: Rosie Marchant

DP: Alex Melman

Production Design: Sarah Jenneson

Editing company (offline): The Quarry

Editor: Jonnie Scarlett

Post Production: Rascal Post

Genres: People, Storytelling, Comedy

Categories: Finance, Lending

Atomic London, Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:09:18 GMT