We believe that our relationships should be anchored on courage and growth enablement.

We build relationships with partners who share our vision.

We are looking to forge strategic win-win partnerships with a shared aim of accelerating SME access to working capital in growth markets.

We believe in providing tangible value to our partners by creating structures that best impact their mission and values.

Talk to our dedicated Partnerships Team and explore opportunities for your business.

Our partnerships are structured to add the highest value impact to you and our common clients.
A partnership with First Circle can support your business growth by helping improve it in a number of ways.
Customer Experience
Client Acquisition
Supply Chain Efficiency
Employee Benefits
Product Use Case Scenarios

Government Partners

We seek out partners who share our values with a bias towards solving everyday issues of SMEs.
Go Negosyo
Go Negosyo is the advocacy of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE). Their mission is to foster national development, promote inclusive growth, and reduce poverty by encouraging the establishment of MSMEs that facilitate local job creation, production and trade in the country.
Department of Trade and Industry
DTI is the executive department of the Philippine government tasked as the main economic catalyst that enables innovative, competitive, job generating, inclusive business.
The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. is the umbrella organization of Philippine exporters accredited under the Export Development Act (EDA) of 1994. It is a non-stock, non-profit private organization mandated to strengthen the country's export industry through its export promotion and development programs.
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) is the export promotion arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). CITEM is committed to developing, nurturing, and promoting globally-competitive small and medium enterprises (SMEs), exporters, designers, and manufacturers by implementing an Integrated Approach to Export Marketing in partnership with other government and private entities.

Thought Leadership

We enable growth by going beyond just solving the
financial problems of our clients through our partnerships.

World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.
Philippine Finance Association, Inc.
The Philippine Finance Association, Inc. (formerly the Philippine Association of Finance Companies) is an organization established in 1962 for the purpose of establishing and maintaining appropriate rules and norms of business conduct and practices to enable its members to carry on its business according to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Philippine Institute of Supply Chain Management
PISM is a non-stock, non-profit organization whose main purpose is to provide a forum where purchasing executives can meet to network professionally; discuss, find and share business solutions to common operational challenges and strategic issues confronting their respective businesses and/or those of the national economy.
Credit Management Association of the Philippines
CMAP participates in providing up-to-date credit information to members particularly on cases pertaining to sum of money collections, replevin, credit card and other problematic consumer accounts, among others. They provide education on credit investigation, fraud, appraisal and credit ratings and analysis.

Business Development

We adopt a holistic view to finance as a crucial business function that supports core operations and in doing so seek out partnerships that enable business development.
ShopBack's eCommerce loyalty & discovery platform currently powers Taobao, Expedia, Lazada, ZALORA and more than 1,300 eCommerce merchants. The platform provides cash rebates to over 4 million users and are focused on growing and dominating the landscape.
MyOffice is a boutique, no-frills virtual office that has been providing office support to business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and freelancers since 2004. Driven constantly by what our clients need, we are the first to offer "build-your-own virtual office" packages that help people build their ideal office.
360 Fitness
Last 2010, in an era of traditional, full-scale gyms complete with treadmills and weight machines, 360 Fitness introduced a 30-minute, no machines circuit training workout to the commercial gym market, revolutionizing the local fitness industry.


We work with our partners to create the most seamless experiences possible to ease the burden of SMEs.
Tech Shake
TechShake is a Philippine based Tech Media, which mainly focuses on the interviews of entrepreneurs, investors, designers, and engineers. TechShake will demystify Startup scene of South East Asia, and will send right information to the world.
The Manila Times
First published in 1898, The Manila Times is the oldest existing English-language newspaper in the Philippines. It presently bills itself as having the fourth-largest circulation of the newspapers in the Philippines.
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