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New banking code of practice could benefit small businesses

by Reporter • 22 Dec 2017
A new banking code of practice, which includes a longer notice period for changes on small business loans, has been...READ MORE

Regulator denies ANZ’s sale of asset finance business

by Reporter • 21 Dec 2017
ANZ New Zealand’s attempt to sell its asset finance business, UDC, to a Chinese conglomerate has been blocked by a... READ MORE

Digital white label commercial loans to launch in 2018

by Reporter • 15 Dec 2017
The first digital white label commercial solutions will launch next year, according to the sales director of a... READ MORE

Internet speeds impacting business growth

by Staff Reporter • 15 Dec 2017
Poor internet connectivity is hampering business growth, with more than half of businesses claiming to be impacted on... READ MORE

Major bank expands unsecured loan offering for SMEs

by Reporter • 15 Dec 2017

Small businesses will now have access to up to $100,000 of unsecured loans from a major Australian bank.


RBA ‘unclear’ on benefits of alternative SME lenders

by James Mitchell • 15 Dec 2017
The Reserve Bank of Australia says that while alternative lenders inject competition into the SME finance... READ MORE

AFCA bill passes Senate

by Reporter • 8 Dec 2017
The legislation for the new one-stop shop dispute resolution body, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, has... READ MORE

Small businesses continue to face funding challenges: RBA

by James Mitchell • 8 Dec 2017
A new report from the Reserve Bank of Australia has highlighted recent innovations in the business finance space that... READ MORE

Non-major pulls simple doc commercial loan

by Staff reporter • 6 Dec 2017
Adelaide Bank has announced that it will not accept new applications for its Simple Doc SmartSuite commercial loan,... READ MORE

Agribusiness: Cream of the crop

by Reporter • 5 Dec 2017
For the past few years, we’ve seen brokers increasingly turn to asset and equipment finance as a means to diversify... READ MORE

Opening the door for SME finance

by Reporter • 5 Dec 2017
Small business finance has been a hot topic for this year, with the government announcing a range of initiatives to... READ MORE

FAST still dominating commercial finance market

by James Mitchell • 30 Nov 2017
The NAB-owned aggregator has said that it captured around 35 per cent of total third-party commercial flows in the 2017... READ MORE

Small Business Ombudsman welcomes royal commission

by Reporter • 30 Nov 2017
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the royal commission into the banking... READ MORE

Lender reveals tips on avoiding a post-Christmas cash flow shortfall

by Staff reporter • 30 Nov 2017
Wayne Smith, the head of debtor finance at Scottish Pacific, reveals six tips to help small to medium businesses avoid... READ MORE

NAB Commercial Broker settlements up by 40%

by Staff reporter • 28 Nov 2017
The major bank has marked its fifth year in the commercial broking market with a raft of business milestones, including... READ MORE

Businesses eager to take risks and invest: RBA

by James Mitchell • 24 Nov 2017
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has said that Australian businesses are prepared to invest in new assets as economic... READ MORE

Foreign investment driving commercial property price surge

by Reporter • 24 Nov 2017
Head of financial stability at the Reserve Bank of Australia Jonathan Kearns believes that increased foreign investment... READ MORE

Government to implement faster payment terms for SMEs

by Reporter • 23 Nov 2017
The federal government has announced that it will implement 15-business-day payment terms for small business providers... READ MORE

Aussie SME lenders make Fintech 100 list

by Reporter • 23 Nov 2017
Small business loan providers topped the list among Australian fintechs, with business loan provider Prospa leading... READ MORE

Bibby founders launch new funder

by Reporter • 23 Nov 2017
Industry veterans Greg Charlwood and Greg Woszczalski have announced the launch of a new lender that aims to fill a gap... READ MORE

Credit union could break into business banking

by Reporter • 17 Nov 2017
CUA has revealed that it is considering entering the business banking space following a raft of reforms for mutual... READ MORE

Digital commercial loans will soon be the ‘norm’

by Reporter • 17 Nov 2017
Electronic commercial loan lodgements will be as common as e-lodgements of residential loans in the next 12 to 18... READ MORE

Pepper expands construction loan following broker demand

by Reporter • 17 Nov 2017
The specialist lender has announced that it has expanded its construction loan offering into its prime product and... READ MORE

Scholarship opens for women in equipment finance

by Reporter • 17 Nov 2017
Expressions of interest are now open for Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia’s equipment... READ MORE

Paradise Papers scandal reignites calls for tax reform

by Adam Zuchetti • 10 Nov 2017
Business taxes are once again in the spotlight as the Paradise Papers scandal uncovers further evidence of tax evasion... READ MORE

Complex lending market has ‘winners and losers’

by Reporter • 10 Nov 2017
The head of a new Australian fintech has said that “quality borrowers” are hitting roadblocks when it comes to... READ MORE

Online SME lender delivers $500m to economy

by Reporter • 10 Nov 2017
Prospa, an online lender for small business, has announced that it has delivered more than half a billion dollars into... READ MORE

Commercial property values soar up to 30%

by Staff reporter • 10 Nov 2017
Australian commercial property values have followed house prices upwards, with growth in some areas last financial... READ MORE

‘Game-changer’: Government banks on fintech, CCR and data

by James Mitchell • 3 Nov 2017
The Turnbull government has high hopes that Australian fintech lenders and mandatory comprehensive credit reporting... READ MORE

AFG platform to offer greater choice for SMEs

by Reporter • 3 Nov 2017
AFG commercial general manager Keiran Evans believes that the aggregator’s new digital lending platform will provide... READ MORE
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