“Folk2Folk, I don’t know what I’d have done without you”

We often receive wonderful feedback from both our borrowers and Investors and occasionally share this with our friends and customers.  We were particularly touched by this letter we recently received from an Investor who was reflecting on how FOLK2FOLK helped them receive investment income throughout the pandemic…   Dear Folk2Folk, I just wanted to say… Continue reading “Folk2Folk, I don’t know what I’d have done without you”

Funding a farm shop

After being rejected for a loan from high street banks, a Northamptonshire farming family turned to FOLK2FOLK to fund their new farm shop. The family at Barnowl Jerseys were seeking a loan to fund their farm diversification project: the creation of a farm shop. Their vision included in-house pasteurisation, development of a range of homemade… Continue reading Funding a farm shop

Growing a retirement pot

Mr and Mrs K have been loyal FOLK2FOLK customers for many years having first heard about FOLK2FOLK in 2015. Approaching retirement and having previously invested in shares and premium bonds, they were looking for something which had a little more security. When deciding whether FOLK2FOLK was the right investment vehicle for them, what stood out was… Continue reading Growing a retirement pot

Woolacombe’s new luxury development offers bed to beach in just 4 minutes

Background A breath-taking sight awaits as you emerge round the bend leading down to the North Devon coastal village of Woolacombe.  Bright, shimmering sea striped with frothy waves and edged by an inviting sandy three mile beach creates a view not easily forgotten and amply justifies Woolacombe’s inclusion in the UK’s top 10 beaches.* In… Continue reading Woolacombe’s new luxury development offers bed to beach in just 4 minutes

A Picture of Success: How expanding their premises increased local employment

Dave and Sarah’s FOLK2FOLK loan enabled them to grow their business and employ 14 local staff. Now with a 20% increase in turnover, they count their lucky stars their accountant introduced them to FOLK2FOLK. The Problem Dave and Sarah originally started ‘Stable Art’ in a small workshop in the centre of Bodmin, Cornwall where they… Continue reading A Picture of Success: How expanding their premises increased local employment

Pauline & Andy’s Story

An eco home with garden

Background Pauline and Andy have a small holding in Herefordshire. Inching closer to retirement, they made the bold decision to try their hand at property development, something neither had done before, to help build up their pension pot. The Project Their grand plan was to build four new four-bedroom properties all with high spec eco-credentials… Continue reading Pauline & Andy’s Story

Toastie Taverns

Lower monthly repayments and a relationship with an organisation that makes the effort to understand her business were two of the main reasons pub company boss Lesley Humphrys opted for a FOLK2FOLK loan last year. Humphrys runs the Toastie Taverns chain of 24 public houses in the North-west of England and she has successfully refinanced… Continue reading Toastie Taverns

Nick’s Story

Originally I was a farmer, but after Foot and Mouth affected us we had to diversify and FOLK2FOLK have enabled me to do this. I have borrowed money through FOLK2FOLK since they began and I was one of their first Borrowers. I have used the money to make improvements to my land, buy a digger… Continue reading Nick’s Story

Richard’s Story

“Sharp & Tappin is a precision engineering company and has been going for 11 years. The business has two parts: one is onboard cameras for ships and the other is composite blade saws for the aerospace industry. The business was set up by one of my sons and one of his friends’ fathers and I joined… Continue reading Richard’s Story