Simon Cureton

CEO, Funding Options

If Simon added agent of alt-fi to his LinkedIn bio, it wouldn’t be out of place. Before becoming a founding member of Esme Loans, Simon was a graduate of investment banking, holding senior posts globally at Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. His travels have taken him as far as Hong Kong and Australia, where he now has dual citizenship having spent eight years ‘Down Under’ working in finance, most notably at CBA where he started his fintech journey. His international pedigree leaves him well placed to captain Funding Options through the changing tides of digital finance.An enthusiast of Open Banking and its limitless potential, Simon is keen to leave the idea of brokering at the bottom of the sea. Instead, he’s steering independent businesses towards a fintech offering that can help them achieve their objectives – whatever they may be. In his free time, whether he’s running, surfing or cycling, Simon is just as agile outside of the office as he is in it, always embracing the outdoors.