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New SME lender raises $31.5m

by • 18 Nov 2018
A three-month-old fintech has announced raising $31.5 million as it looks to serve a market that has long struggled to...READ MORE
Red tape

Government peels more red tape to save SMEs $300m

by • 16 Nov 2018
SMEs are expected to save more than $300 million over the next four years under government plans to raise financial... READ MORE

Diversification the ‘only way’ to secure clients, says elite...

by • 15 Nov 2018
Offering more than mortgages is of increasing importance for brokers, and is “the only way you can really secure [a]... READ MORE
small business ombudsman

New small business ombudsman to settle disputes

by • 14 Nov 2018
The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority is to appoint a small business ombudsman dedicated to settling SME... READ MORE
Advisers and borrowers

No new protections needed for SME borrowers: Major banks

by • 11 Nov 2018
The major banks have told the royal commission that the current protections in place for SMEs are adequate, contrary to... READ MORE

Business loan growth could outpace mortgage decline

by • 9 Nov 2018
The grass is expected to be greener on the business side of lending, as residential lending continues to dry up due to... READ MORE
Lending money

SMEs to increasingly lean on smaller lenders

by • 7 Nov 2018
Small businesses will be increasingly turning to smaller or specialist lenders in the aftermath of the Hayne royal... READ MORE
mental health and wellbeing programs

SMEs are leading in mental health and wellbeing programs

by • 6 Nov 2018
Small businesses are leading the way when it comes to having “optimal” mental health and wellbeing support, new... READ MORE
New hire appointment

Major aggregator adds debtor financier to panel

by • 5 Nov 2018

Debtor financier Waddle has become the latest lender to join Connective’s asset finance panel.

Kathryn Borodano

CAFBA bids farewell to VP, welcomes new board member

by • 1 Nov 2018
One of the founding board members and vice president of the Commercial & Asset Finance Brokers Association of... READ MORE
Billion funds

Government to redirect $3.9bn to drought relief programs

by • 1 Nov 2018
The federal government pledged to establish a $5 billion fund for drought relief and mitigation programs, with $3.9... READ MORE
Cancelled stamp

ANZ cancels IPO plans for asset finance business

by • 1 Nov 2018
The major bank announced that it would not be pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) of its asset finance... READ MORE
Unfair thumbs down

Banking code ‘unfair’ to small businesses, Ombudsman tells RC

by • 1 Nov 2018
The Small Business Ombudsman has called for a “major overhaul” of the banking code to better protect small... READ MORE
Banned signage

ASIC ban on flex commissions takes effect

by • 31 Oct 2018

The corporate regulator’s ban on flex commissions in the car finance industry has officially commenced.

New appointment handshake

SME lender announces new board appointment

by • 26 Oct 2018
A technology and telecommunications industry veteran has been appointed to the board of a small business... READ MORE


Mark hewitt

AFG GM to join MFAA board

Mark Hewitt, general manager, industry and partnership development at Australian Finance Group (AFG) will commence as...

Possibl co founders

Early commission payment loans open to full broker market

Following its launch of an early commission payment product to brokers using the effi platform, cash-flow solutions...

David Keeling

Grow expands structured finance, appoints senior partner

According to Grow Finance (Grow), David Keeling’s appointment, which commenced on 11 April, is part of a broader...

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