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Market uncertainty stifling business confidence

by Reporter • 6 Jul 2018

Business confidence is falling off the back of increased market uncertainty, new research has revealed.


Ombudsman calls for government guarantees for SMEs

by Reporter • 3 Jul 2018
The Small Business Ombudsman has recommended that the government provide guarantees for SMEs to use as a form of... READ MORE

SMEs driving surge in second mortgages

by Reporter • 3 Jul 2018
Short-term lender Semper Capital has revealed that it has seen second mortgage loans surge by 64 per cent year-on-year,... READ MORE

SME lenders sign new Code of Lending Practice

by Reporter • 2 Jul 2018
Six fintech lenders have signed a new Code of Lending Practice that aims to standardise transparency and disclosure... READ MORE

Labor to rescind business tax cuts if elected

by Reporter • 29 Jun 2018
The Australian Labor Party has said that it will repeal some of the business tax cuts legislated by the Turnbull... READ MORE

Deadline shift for CGT a ‘welcome relief’

by Reporter • 29 Jun 2018
The government will amend the start date of its proposed small business CGT concessions measure, a move tipped to bring... READ MORE

Bank grilled over seizure of farmer’s home

by Reporter • 29 Jun 2018
The financial services royal commission has revealed that the big four bank forced the sale of an intergenerational... READ MORE

ANZ sells SME banking business

by Reporter • 27 Jun 2018
The major bank has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its retail, commercial and small- to... READ MORE

SMEs key focus of NSW budget

by Reporter • 22 Jun 2018
The NSW government has announced a suite of measures to support small businesses including reductions to payroll tax... READ MORE

Businesses digging deep as bank fees soar

by • 22 Jun 2018
Businesses contributed a much larger proportion of fees to banks than households in 2017, the latest figures from the... READ MORE

Increasing regulatory scrutiny will benefit fintechs: Moody’s

by Reporter • 22 Jun 2018
Moody’s Investors Service has argued that ASIC’s review of fintech small business lenders illustrates that the... READ MORE

New categories launched for Women in Finance Awards 2018

by Reporter • 20 Jun 2018
Three new categories have been announced for the Women in Finance Awards 2018, including Small Business Adviser of the... READ MORE

Former credit rep permanently banned

by Reporter • 18 Jun 2018
The sole director of a Cairns-based car finance provider and brokerage, who has declared bankruptcy off the back of... READ MORE

‘Innovation’ is key for improving SME finance outcomes: RBA

by Reporter • 15 Jun 2018
Improving the level of information available and focusing on innovation were the main takeaways from a roundtable... READ MORE

Business conditions fall, but remain strong

by Reporter • 15 Jun 2018
The level of business confidence and overall business conditions eased back in May, but the levels still remain around... READ MORE

SME finance shouldn’t fall under NCCP: ASIC

by Reporter • 15 Jun 2018
The corporate regulator has told the financial services royal commission that it does not believe lending regulations... READ MORE

Economic improvements no solace for SMEs

by Reporter • 15 Jun 2018
Perceived improvements in economic conditions have done little to boost the health of Australian small businesses,... READ MORE

SME lender appoints new BDM to drive expansion

by Reporter • 8 Jun 2018
A cash flow finance provider has appointed a new business development manager to help drive its expansion in the... READ MORE

Prospa further delays ASX listing

by Reporter • 8 Jun 2018
Small business lender Prospa is to further delay its float on the Australian Securities Exchange as the company seeks... READ MORE

FAST welcomes SME lender to its panel

by Reporter • 5 Jun 2018

The NAB-owned aggregator has announced that it has appointed a new member to its lender panel.


New payments app backed by major banks launches

by Tas Bindi • 1 Jun 2018
Beem It, a new payments app developed by three of the big four banks, has launched quietly on the Apple and Google Play... READ MORE

Bankwest business customers ‘forced’ into bankruptcy

by Reporter • 1 Jun 2018
The royal commission has heard that several customers of Bankwest were left in financial distress as a result of the... READ MORE

FOS admits its decision on widow’s loan repayments was ‘wrong’

by Tas Bindi • 1 Jun 2018
A representative from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) admitted that he was “wrong” when he ruled that a widow... READ MORE

Suncorp still offering unfair contract terms, RC hears

by Reporter • 1 Jun 2018
Queensland-based banking and financial services giant Suncorp has been accused of still using contracts containing... READ MORE

Government extends $20k instant asset write-off for SMEs

by Reporter • 25 May 2018
The federal government has introduced legislation that will extend instant asset write-offs for small... READ MORE

SME outcomes dominate discussion at aggregator summit

by Reporter • 18 May 2018
Delivering good outcomes for small business customers via the third-party channel was the focus of a summit hosted by a... READ MORE

Terms of reference in ATO probe unveiled

by Reporter • 18 May 2018
The long-awaited investigation into claims of ATO bullying and misconduct towards SMEs has officially begun, with... READ MORE

NAB veteran joins real estate financier

by Reporter • 16 May 2018
Pepper Property has announced that it has appointed NAB’s long-serving head of institutional property as its new... READ MORE

Budget aims to help SMEs ‘grow, export and create jobs’

by Reporter • 11 May 2018
Treasurer Scott Morrison released the budget for 2018–19 this week, outlining a range of measures and initiatives... READ MORE

SME lender expands leadership team

by Reporter • 10 May 2018
An online marketplace lender has announced the addition of two new appointments to its marketing and sales... READ MORE
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