Simon Cureton

Funding Options


Simon has been Chief Executive Officer at Funding Options since 2019, spearheading its transformation into a leading fintech with the launch of its multi-award winning Funding Cloud platform, bringing much-heralded innovation to the SME finance sector in the UK. Simon has over 27 years of experience in financial services, having held senior posts at Morgan Stanley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, RBS and was member of the founding team that launched and scaled Esme Loans (NatWest's digital lender subsidiary) before joining the Funding Options team.
His pedigree positions him well to continue to push the boundaries of fintech innovation and challenge the status quo, to the benefit of SMEs everywhere. He is hugely passionate about the company's mission to connect business owners to the right finance.

Come and see Simon Cureton speak at the The AltFi Festival of Finance 2023 on 25th April 2023

Event Sessions Featuring Simon Cureton


Seizing The Green Lending Opportunity

AltFi Lending Summit 2022 - Thursday 3 November 2022

Articles Featuring Simon Cureton

The biggest help to green lending? Incentivisation.

8th November 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

The changing state of UK alternative lending in 2022

16th August 2022 | Marc Shoffman

Exclusive: Funding Options poaches Flagstone CTO

27th April 2022 | Oliver Smith

Where is small business lending heading next?

29th June 2021 | Aisling Finn

CBILS loans hit £5.5bn of lending to SMEs

7th May 2020 | Daniel Lanyon