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SME Broker Bootcamp 2023

by Annie Kane • 8 Nov 2023
The Adviser hosted its ninth annual SME Broker Bootcamp in September, offering brokers the tools to diversify their...READ MORE

Why SMEs are banking on brokers to grow revenue in 2023

by Guy Callaghan • 18 Apr 2023
Economic conditions may be signalling a tighter year ahead, but business confidence is high and brokers are in... READ MORE

SMEs turn to non-bank funding in COVID-19 stimulus absence

by Adrian Suljanovic • 24 Jan 2023
Due to the government terminating pandemic support programs, a quarter of SMEs had added non-bank funding facilities,... READ MORE

Government extends mental health funding for small businesses

by Jon Bragg • 9 Jan 2023

Over $15 million has been pledged for mental health and financial counselling support.


Inflation-hit SMEs eye business loans in 2023: Survey

by Fabian Cotter • 4 Jan 2023
A majority of Australian SMEs would take out a loan this year to counter inflation costs, an industry survey has... READ MORE

Supply chain issues drive SME alternate funding support: ScotPac

by Fabian Cotter • 12 Dec 2022
Rising inflation and increased costs are being offset — or absorbed — by Australian SMEs quite differently,... READ MORE

Confidence driving SME commercial-lending demand: ABA

by Fabian Cotter • 25 Nov 2022
Strikingly positive data shows solid SME lending growth, despite ‘challenging’ economic conditions, the ABA has... READ MORE

Growing SME debt finance puts brokers in focus, says Scotpac

by Fabian Cotter • 24 Nov 2022
Brokers are playing an increasingly key part in helping SMEs get crucial debt help fast – and much more, non-bank... READ MORE

New qualification for equipment leasing and commercial finance...

by Annie Kane • 11 Nov 2022
CAFBA has launched a new qualification, the Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) program, for brokers and... READ MORE

ScotPac launches new digital toolbox

by Adrian Suljanovic • 10 Nov 2022

The non-bank SME lender has announced the launch of a new partner portal for brokers and advisers.


Diversification more important now than ever, says business coach

by Malavika Santhebennur • 24 Oct 2022
Branching out into SME lending could derisk a mortgage brokerage, which is vital in a cooler housing market, according... READ MORE

Over 1/3 of SMEs unaware of alternative financing options

by Adrian Suljanovic • 18 Oct 2022
Australian small and medium-sized enterprises are seeking financial assistance to fund immediate needs; however, some... READ MORE

Invoice financier looking to fill SME lending void

by Charbel Kadib • 11 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 • 8 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 • 5 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 • 4 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 • 3 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 • 2 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 • 25 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 • 21 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 • 1 Mar 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 • 28 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 • 22 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 • 15 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 • 4 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 • 1 Feb 2019
New research has shed light on credit constraints in the SME space, compounded by a lack of trust in banking... READ MORE

Government opens consultation on $2bn SME fund

by Reporter • 7 Jan 2019
The federal government has announced that a bill designed to establish a $2 billion SME securitisation fund is open for... READ MORE

Commercial space not exempt from stricter credit policies

by Reporter • 28 Dec 2018
Tighter lending standards in the mortgage industry, imposed off the back of regulatory scrutiny, have been just as... READ MORE

Major banks ‘feeding’ off small businesses, says Ombudsman

by Annie Kane • 14 Dec 2018
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has said she is concerned that major banks have been too... READ MORE