Our Story

Our Story

Edinburgh Alternative Finance was founded in 2014 with a focus on developing innovative proprietary technology to power the next wave of innovation in fintech and lending. We are the parent company – and tech engine – behind LendingCrowd, the only fintech lending platform headquartered in Scotland.

Our past

  • EAF founded

  • LendingCrowd platform launch

  • £1.5m external fundraise

  • £2.75m Scottish Enterprise debt funding

  • Broker channel strategy launch

  • Full FCA authorisation

  • IFISA launch

  • Income Account launch

  • £2m external fundraise

  • Over £50m loaned through the platform

  • £18.75m debt funding

  • Named Best P2P Business Lender at Growth Finance Awards

  • Accredited as a CBILS lender

  • Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 winner

Our Future

EAF is growing rapidly as demand for our advanced fintech services grows among both borrowers looking to take their business further and funders wanting to make their money work harder.

Our open, proactive and team-focused culture actively encourages the generation and development of ideas from all our teams to grow our business. If you want to be part of an AI-driven future that helps small businesses grow, come and join our journey.

See our current career opportunities.