Conrad Ford

Funding Options


Conrad Ford is founder and former Chief Executive of Funding Options, Europe's leading online aggregator for business finance. Each year Funding Options raises well over £100m in funding, for thousands of UK SMEs, from 50+ active funding providers. Funding Options has been selected by the UK government for a mandatory Bank Referral Scheme requiring major banks to work with alternative lenders, and recently announced partnership and investment with ING as part of European expansion plans. Conrad previously worked in group strategy at Barclays.

Event Sessions Featuring Conrad Ford


Can traditional banks compete for customers online?

AltFi Amsterdam Summit 2018 - Monday 5 November 2018

Jack said it is important to look at a customer's journey when approving loans. Instead of it being a no, how can it be a yes. 

Zopa is in the process and is on track to launch its bank next year. 

Customer relationships and integrated solutions is what should be prioritised to be the number one money app.

Revolut was chosen by most of the panel as being the best challenger bank due to its unique offering. 

Articles By Conrad Ford

Articles Featuring Conrad Ford

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2020

5th January 2021 | Aisling Finn

Five fintechs that had a tough 2019

8th January 2020 | John Reynolds

A quiet crash in big bank lending?

3rd March 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Bank referral scheme goes live

1st November 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Bank referral scheme to go live early next quarter

23rd September 2016 | Ryan Weeks

UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react

24th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks

How go the referrals?

10th December 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Next Step in Referrals Process

29th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks