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Disappointed, thumbs down

Ombudsman ‘disappointed’ with SME definition in new banking code

by • 3 Aug 2018
The Small Business Ombudsman is “disappointed” with the definition of an SME loan facility in the new Code of...READ MORE
Flagged, red card

Credit squeeze flagged as greatest threat to business growth

by • 1 Aug 2018
Australian businesses have flagged the lending crackdown as the greatest risk to growth, according to new... READ MORE
Wisr, Connective, join, handshake

Marketplace lender joins aggregator panel

by • 1 Aug 2018
Wisr has become the latest lender to join the panel of Connective, enabling brokers to access its unsecured personal... READ MORE
Money, raise

Lender raises $140m to secure march into SME space

by • 1 Aug 2018
An emerging small business lender has announced that it has finalised its first round of equity raising at $140... READ MORE

PC weighs in on impacts of open banking on SMEs

by • 27 Jul 2018
Open banking may lead to a dependence on “hard data”, which would prompt some lenders to invest more in customer... READ MORE
Ombudsman, SMEs

Ombudsman calls for greater support for drought-affected SMEs

by • 27 Jul 2018
The Small Business Ombudsman has called for a major bank to extend its support to small businesses in rural and... READ MORE
re-think their self-employed clients

Why brokers need to rethink their self-employed clients

by • 26 Jul 2018
Brokers are potentially opening their businesses up to “massive risk” by missing out on the business needs of their... READ MORE
NAB

NAB announces changes for agribusiness customers

by • 24 Jul 2018
The major bank has announced three key changes in a bid to better serve its agribusiness customers in regional and... READ MORE
Million dollars, SME lender, money, cash

SME lender obtains $75m to refinance book and boost business

by • 20 Jul 2018
OnDeck has closed a $75 million asset-backed revolving credit facility from Credit Suisse in a move to refinance its... READ MORE
ABN, Australian Business Number system, consultation, launch, paper, proposal,

Consultation launches on ‘modernising’ the ABN system

by • 20 Jul 2018
The federal government has today launched a consultation on changes to the Australian Business Number system, which... READ MORE
Innovation, technology, growth in innovation

Regional businesses seeing growth through innovation

by • 20 Jul 2018
Optimism among regional businesses is growing as they increasingly identify opportunities for growth... READ MORE

Aggregator to roll out new asset finance offering

by • 19 Jul 2018
AFG has announced that it will be introducing asset finance options to its suite of commercial finance products on its... READ MORE
coins, arrow up, specialist lenders, credit market

Specialist lenders and brokers bolstered by tough credit market

by • 19 Jul 2018
Securing finance is becoming tougher for small business clients, with both specialist lenders and brokers confirming... READ MORE
agribusiness standards, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Regional bank asks APRA to change agribusiness standards

by • 18 Jul 2018
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has called on the prudential regulator to amend standards around agribusiness lending to... READ MORE

Regulation of SME space ‘a good thing’

by • 13 Jul 2018
ASIC’s work into SME lenders and regulation of the space should be welcomed and could improve the industry, the heads... READ MORE

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