About Us

Honest, Fair & Inclusive

Our Purpose

Initiative Financial Services Limited, trading as Initiative Ireland was established in 2015 with the goal of transforming financial services in Ireland. Committed to the principles of providing Honest, Fair and Inclusion services, our Syndicated Finance Platform is designed to provide our Private Clients with access to exclusive asset classes and return, while also supporting sustainable property developments across the country.

At Initiative Ireland we facilitate and manage Syndicated Property Loans, on behalf of our Private Lending Members. We provide experienced property developers with access to Secured Property Finance at competitive rates and terms. We focus primarily on residential developments, supporting the construction of family homes in areas of high demand. Our loans are professionally managed by our experienced Property Teams, to provide confidence and ease to our borrowers and lenders alike.

All our loans are carefully vetted and  pre-approved by our Internal Credit Committee. All loans are secured with a 1st Lien on Irish Real Estate and managed closely from

end-to-end by our Relationship Managers and partnering professional service providers. As such, our model  offers members access to a relatively low-volatility asset class, with the potential to earn significantly optimised returns.

At Initiative Ireland we are committed to increasing financial inclusion and offering honest, fair and innovative lending products. We aim to empower our clients with increased financial choice and equitable, optimised rewards. We are committed to protecting our Borrowing and Lending Member alike, providing an alternative to other, inequitable financial products.

As a company, we are committed to transparency. We aim to create genuine trust between our staff, clients and communities. As we expand our services across the county, we aim to increasingly meet our client’s financial needs, with the goal of becoming Ireland’s Most Trusted Finance Company by 2025.

We are committed to building lasting relationships.

Meet The Team

Initiative Ireland is led by an experienced management team with a shared vision.

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Padraig W. Rushe
Padraig W. Rushe
Chief Executive Officer
Padraig is CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of Initiative Ireland. He governs all risk, commercial and operational policy within the company. With over 15 years’ experience, he has held Senior Risk and Commercial Management roles within the financial services industry, having worked with Ulster Bank, GE Money and Bank of Ireland. He has proven experience managing regulated financial product portfolios within the UK and Ireland. Prior to founding Initiative Ireland, he worked as a Chief Commercial Officer for Neuromod Devices. Rushe is also the Managing Director & Trustee of Initiative Ireland Nominees Limited, an authorised trust and company service provider. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Trinity College, a BA Honors from UCD and is an Accredited Product Advisor (APA) for Savings and Investments, Mortgages, Loans and Life Assurance, as certified by the LIA & UCD.

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Padraig M. Rushe
Padraig M. Rushe
Chief Credit Officer
Padraig brings over forty years of Corporate Banking and lending experience to Initiative Ireland. Rushe is Chair of the Initiative Ireland Credit Committee, overseeing the internal review of all loans prior to approval for syndication. Prior to joining the company, Rushe was a Corporate Banking Director at Bank of Ireland where he successfully arranged bilateral and syndicate facilities and managed all elements of credit and operational risk across portfolios with multi-billion euros in exposures. Rushe is Chairman of International Finance Forum at FSI/IBEC. He was previously a member of the Government’s Clearing House Group for the IFSC. He is chairman of the Dublin IFSC Inner City Trust and board member and audit committee chair of St Catherine’s Association Ltd. Rushe graduated Valedictorian with an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Illinois in 1988.

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Rory McEntee
Rory McEntee
Director of Property & Legal
Rory is Director of Property & Legal for Initiative Ireland. He is responsible for loan origination, management and legal operations within Initiative Ireland. With over 15 years experience, he has worked as a conveyancing solicitor, real estate advisor and as a relationship manager within the property finance industry. Holding a degree in Bachelor of Business & Law from Griffith College Dublin, Rory qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland. He is also an accredited product advisor for Mortgages, Loans, Savings, Investments and Pensions as certified by the LIA & UCD

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Our Partners & Service Providers

Matheson

Regulatory & Legal Council

Initiative Ireland Nominees

Authorised Trustee

MangoPay

Regulated Payment Management

Enterprise Ireland

Irish Government Agency

Katipult

Software & Technology Partners

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