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Founded Year

2008

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$226M

About Borro

Borro is a short term asset lender in the UK lending to the customers against assets of value including Jewelery, Luxury Watches, Fine Art, Antiques, Sculptures, Luxury Cars, Light Aircraft and other high value items. On February 13th, 2020, Borro was acquired by Luxury Asset Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

Chancery House 53-64 Chancery Lane

London, England, WC2A 1QU,

United Kingdom

0808 163 3832

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Latest Borro News

In pictures: Cardinal O’Malley ordains new Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa

Feb 4, 2024

Boston Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa greets the congregation during his episcopal ordination at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Saturday morning.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley ordained the Rev. Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Boston in a ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Saturday. Barbosa, 47, a Brazilian priest who has served parishes in Cambridge and Lowell, was appointed by Pope Francis in December. The archdiocese, which is divided into five pastoral regions led by an episcopal vicar or auxiliary bishop who assists with pastoral and administrative needs. Since July, Barbosa has served as the Episcopal Vicar for the Central Region, which includes Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville and Winthrop, according to the archdiocese. Advertisement Boston Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa kneels for the Laying on of Hands (a special blessing) during his Mass of Episcopal Ordinations Saturday. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Barbosa on Saturday was met with cheers and applause as he greeted the congregation, which filled the church, during his episcopal ordination. Boston Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa greets the congregation during his episcopal ordination at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Saturday morning. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Parishioners cheer as Boston Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa greets the congregation. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Jeremy St.Martin, center, joined clergy for the Mass of Episcopal Ordinations of Boston Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Born in Adamantina, Brazil, Barbosa was ordained as a priest in 2007 in the Diocese of Bauru in Sao Paulo, according to the archdiocese. He came to Massachusetts in 2008 to attend Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry and planned to return to Brazil, but he has said that felt a calling to remain in the Boston area, where he was ministering to a growing immigrant population. Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa, left, is greeted during his ordination Mass Saturday. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff At a press conference announcing Barbosa’s appointment in December, O’Malley said the Brazilian community is the fastest-growing demographic in Massachusetts, with the largest concentrations in Framingham, Everett, Boston, Lowell, and Marlborough. He said the pope’s naming of a Brazilian bishop to the role marked “a very significant moment in the history of our archdiocese.” Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa, left, is seated while Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley leads the applause during the Mass of Episcopal Ordinations Saturday. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Speaking to reporters in December, Barbosa said he hopes to help the church reach young Brazilians as “a large majority of them” do not attend church. He said at the time that he’d also like to improve his Spanish to better connect with Spanish speakers in the church and community. Advertisement O’Malley said Barbosa has “a shepherd’s heart and a wide range of experiences” that have prepared him to take on more responsibility in the church. “His theological background, extensive parish experience, and ministry with the ethnic community clearly appealed to the Holy Father [Pope Francis] in making this appointment,” O’Malley said in December. Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa blesses a youth during communion at his Mass of Episcopal Ordinations.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa distributes communion during his Mass of Episcopal Ordinations at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Saturday morning. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Barbosa has previously served in Cambridge at the St. Anthony of Padua and St. Francis of Assisi parishes, and in Lowell at Holy Family, Immaculate Conception, and St. Anthony of Padua parishes, according to the archdiocese. Barbosa is a trained psychologist with degrees in psychology and philosophy and has taught theology at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton. He also worked part-time at Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, according to the church. Material from previous Globe stories was used in this report. Knights of Columbus line the procession during the Mass of Episcopal Ordinations of Boston Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano Guilherme Borro Barbosa, right, helps Bishop Mark O’Connell while vesting for the episcopal ordination at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com .

Borro Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Borro founded?

    Borro was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Borro's headquarters?

    Borro's headquarters is located at Chancery House, London.

  • What is Borro's latest funding round?

    Borro's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Borro raise?

    Borro raised a total of $226M.

  • Who are the investors of Borro?

    Investors of Borro include Luxury Asset Capital, Victory Park Capital, Eden Ventures, Augmentum Fintech, Canaan Partners and 9 more.

  • Who are Borro's competitors?

    Competitors of Borro include Pawngo and 1 more.

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