Small and medium-sized businesses are a vital backbone of the economy, and we are proud to support them.
Our latest Impact Report, produced in partnership with Experian, examines how YouLend’s embedded finance platform offers faster, more reliable, and more equitable access to capital which in turn supports the economy.
Whilst we are proud of our social impact, there is more to be done to ensure equal access to finance for businesses.
Businesses funded by YouLend increase their employee count by 14%, on average adding 1 job for each business.
Supporting economic growth
By empowering businesses to grow, YouLend indirectly contributed £6.8 billion to growth of the UK GDP.
Empowering female businesses
YouLend approves 30% of total funding for female-led businesses, compared to the UK average of 12%.
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In 2023, YouLend partnered with Experian, a leading global information services company, to analyse the social impact of YouLend’s financing when it comes to female-led, ethnic-minority and financially disadvantaged businesses.
Together, we have examined over 100,000 instances of SME financing via YouLend’s platform.
Supporting Sustainable Development
We are working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). YouLend's impact progress includes focused efforts across three key goals where we believe we can have the most impact through our business model.
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Embedded finance trends 2023: Introducing the new wave of alternative SME financing
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Widening Access To Capital: YouLend Impact Report
YouLend partners with Experian to analyse the social impact of YouLend’s financing when it comes to female-led, ethnic-minority and financially disadvantaged businesses. Together, we have examined over 100,000 instances of SME financing on YouLend's platform.