Flender puts its faith in the crowd

Flender is the most recent addition to the Irish peer-to-peer lending scene, and it already has its eye on Britain

Oli Cavanagh, Kristjan Koik and Jeremy Davies of Flender

If you are a start-up, or an SME, you know that money does not come easy. In the early days, you might need to tap up your savings, your family or even friends to get started. Even more established companies can fall between the cracks when it comes to bank loans or government funding. For all of these reasons, peer-to-peer lending was created.

Sometimes confused with crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending is a method of ...