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Treasury minister: 'Significant appetite' for UK investment as Dutch insurer Aegon signs £160 million Funding Circle deal

LONDON — Dutch insurance firm Aegon will lend £160 million to UK small businesses using peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle's online platform. Aegon will invest in loans to UK small businesses originated through Funding Circle over the next year and the plan is to extend the deal for a further three years. Funding Circle estimates that the £160 million committed could help fund loans to 2,600 businesses.
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