About Carilend

Carilend is the first Peer to Peer lending site in the Caribbean aiming to bring together Borrowers and Lenders to give a better deal and a better experience to both.

We match Borrowers who need a loan with investors who want to be Lenders. By cutting out the middleman, we cut out the costs and pass on these savings in the form of better rates to both Borrowers and Lenders.

Our model is based on the UK Peer to Peer lending industry that has been operating successfully since 2005. This model brings the best technology, the best operating standards and the best customer experience from the UK to the Caribbean.

We are launching first in Barbados, but we plan to bring this approach to the wider Caribbean as soon as possible.

Why Did We Start

When we looked around the Caribbean at investing and borrowing money, we wanted to bring great options, fantastic customer experiences and very efficient processes for everyone. Whether consumers are investing their money to see it grow or are at a point where they need to borrow in order to achieve their goals and dreams, Caribbean consumers deserve great service, individual pricing and more choice.

We searched globally for the most admired, technologically enabled way to revolutionise this experience. We learned about the exponential growth and the wonderful customer experience of Peer to Peer lending around the globe. We examined the many variations and models and quickly decided we would build our business on the principles and processes used in the UK, which have become recognised globally as the best run and most admired.

Now we are delivering that great customer convenience and experience, greater choice and better pricing for all to the Caribbean.

Peer-to-peer lending is the practice of lending money to individuals or businesses through online services that match lenders directly with borrowers.

Meet the Barbados Team

Mark Young

Mark Young

CEO
Christian Paul

Christian Paul

Barbados Country Manager
Natalie Best

Natalie Best

Customer Service and Loan Processing Specialist
Jade Warren

Jade Warren

Customer Service and Loan Processing Specialist
Charlene Phillips

Charlene Phillips

Accountant

Meet the Directors & Founders

Mark Young

Mark Young

CEO, Co-Founder 
Director

Mark had a 25 year career with Barclays and CIBC FirstCaribbean including 18 years in the Caribbean during which he headed both their Corporate Banking and also Wealth Management businesses across 17 Caribbean countries. Before co-founding Carilend, he was the CEO of a private international bank based in Barbados.
Byren Innes

Byren Innes

Chairman, Co-Founder & Director

Byren is the Managing Director of Jennings Consulting Limited and a Senior Strategic Advisor to PwC in the Financial Services Consulting & Deals practice. He has over 40 years of financial services experience in banking, capital markets and insurance.
Mark Linehan

Mark Linehan

Non-Executive Director & Co-Founder

Mark is the Managing Director and a co-founder of Williams Offices (Caribbean) Limited, a Regus franchise partner across a number of Caribbean islands. Prior to Williams Offices, Mark worked with Digicel for over 13 years where he played an instrumental role in the development and success of Digicel across the Caribbean.
Ingrid Innes

Ingrid Innes

Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor

Ingrid is a Financial Services executive with nearly 40 years of experience in senior roles and leading Life and General Insurance companies.  Most recently she was the Managing Director and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd. (ICBL), the largest General Insurance Company in Barbados.  

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