London-based Borro has lent more than £170m – secured against fine art, luxury watches, jewellery, fine wine and classic cars – since it started in 2008. It has offices in Manhattan and Beverly Hills to be near customers who include Hollywood celebrities. Founder Paul Aitken, 43, has raised more than £35m to date, helping it to cover large losses. Transatlantic sales were £3.8m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank20
CompanyBorro
ActivityOnline loan provider
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa113.49
International sales £000s3,814
Total sales £000s11,371
Staff62
Founded2008
Websitewww.borro.com

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