Jackie Danicki had a post that caught my eye recently (not too recently, but I've been busy, more on that later), about a company with a mission that's in step with Kerabu:
Zopa lets people who have spare money to lend it directly to people, like them, who want to borrow it. No bank in the middle, no huge overheads, no unethical investments.
To minimise any risk, the money each lender puts in is spread amongst at least 50 borrowers (and likewise each borrower gets their money from a number of different lenders).
Zopa is, therefore, for people who want to be a part of something new. Who want to join a community of like-minded individuals and lend to them and borrow from them in a trusting but secure way.
Pretty cool, right? This is the sort of thing you can throw in the faces of those who say that human beings need the government or other top-down, command and control forces in order to organise useful, integral services.
Zopa also has a blog, where employees write freely without mediation through management or vetting from flacks. I'm hoping to read it this weekend, even if I have to hide under the dinner table to do so.