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Invoice financier looking to fill SME lending void

by Charbel Kadib • 10 Apr 2019
An SME lender has identified opportunities to capitalise on changes in the credit space amid ongoing concern over the...READ MORE

Bill to establish $2bn SME fund approved

by Reporter • 7 Apr 2019
A $2 billion securitisation fund, designed to improve access to finance for Australia’s SME sector, has passed both... READ MORE

Parliament approves $30k SME asset write-off

by Reporter • 4 Apr 2019
Both houses of Parliament have approved the federal government’s bill to lift the instant asset write-off for SMEs to... READ MORE

Brokers urged to seize opportunities in SME space

by Reporter • 3 Apr 2019
Mortgage brokers have been encouraged to step into the SME lending space amid new research highlighting the burgeoning... READ MORE

SME lender signs $100m debt facility

by Reporter • 2 Apr 2019
A new entrant in the SME lending space has secured a $100 million debt facility, which it said would broaden its... READ MORE

New commercial finance diploma set to launch

by Annie Kane • 1 Apr 2019
A new diploma specialising in commercial and asset finance is set to launch next month, enabling brokers and bankers to... READ MORE

SMEs favour higher rates over securing loan against property

by Reporter • 24 Mar 2019
Small business owners “resent” securing business funding against property, with the payment of higher interest... READ MORE

Regulators dismiss Hayne’s call for change to SME definition

by Reporter • 20 Mar 2019
Australia’s financial regulators have weighed in on commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s SME recommendations, with the... READ MORE

Prospa hires new GM to manage NZ business

by Ezekiel MacNevin • 12 Mar 2019
The SME lender has announced that it has hired its first general manager to head up operations in New... READ MORE

Industry at loggerheads over SME definition

by Reporter • 28 Feb 2019
Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for proposed changes to the definition of SME to be enshrined in the... READ MORE

ABA contests royal commission’s SME reform

by Charbel Kadib • 27 Feb 2019
The banking association is hesitant to support Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s recommendation to change the definition... READ MORE

RC exacerbating SME funding woes

by Reporter • 21 Feb 2019
Access to credit for small businesses is expected to be hindered further off the back of the banking royal commission,... READ MORE

Government to legislate commitments to SMEs

by Reporter • 14 Feb 2019
The Coalition government has formally introduced two pieces of legislation in parliament designed to enhance the... READ MORE

Brokers to play key role in post-RC climate

by Reporter • 3 Feb 2019
SMEs will be increasingly looking to brokers to source alternative finance, with banks expected to have “more hurdles... READ MORE

$83bn SME funding gap exposed

by Charbel Kadib • 31 Jan 2019
New research has shed light on credit constraints in the SME space, compounded by a lack of trust in banking... READ MORE

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