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$6.6m grants boost growth potential

by Staff Reporter • 8 Sep 2017
Government grants totalling $6.6 million will be handed out to 11 Australian SMEs, helping the companies bring new...READ MORE

Challenger bank working on commercial turnaround times

by Reporter • 1 Sep 2017
ING DIRECT has revealed that it is working on shortening turnaround times for priority commercial mortgages, but... READ MORE

Commercial property exposures up $7.5bn

by Lucy Dean • 1 Sep 2017
The latest figures from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority report a $7.5 billion boost to commercial... READ MORE

‘First’ asset finance conference launches

by Reporter • 1 Sep 2017
Australia’s “first pure asset finance conference” launched last week, with more than 200 delegates in... READ MORE

YBR ‘investigating’ commercial funding options

by Lucy Dean • 1 Sep 2017
Commercial lending is a “huge part” of Yellow Brick Road’s business and it could get bigger, Mark Bouris has... READ MORE

Cloud software early sign of fintech disruption

by Lucy Dean • 25 Aug 2017
The advent of fintechs and cloud-based software solutions means that lenders are now “expected” to offer the same... READ MORE

Major aggregator to roll out commercial broking platform

by Reporter • 25 Aug 2017
AFG has revealed that it will be soft launching a commercial broking platform in the second half of this financial... READ MORE

Major banks abolish unfair SME contract terms

by Lucy Dean • 24 Aug 2017
The Family Enterprise Ombudsman has called the big four banks’ decision to eliminate unfair terms from small business... READ MORE

Cash flow most common reason businesses seek finance: ABS

by Lucy Dean • 21 Aug 2017
One-third of businesses that sought finance in 2015–16 reported maintaining short-term cash flow or liquidity as the... READ MORE

Business expert identifies commercial funding hotspots

by James Mitchell • 18 Aug 2017
An influx of foreign money is hitting Australian shores as brokers secure finance for commercial borrowers, says CT... READ MORE

New bill aims to end 'dodgy and dirty' development applications

by Sasha Karen • 18 Aug 2017
The NSW government has announced that expert independent planning panels will be mandatory in Sydney and... READ MORE

Brokers turn to specialist financier for developer clients

by Reporter • 18 Aug 2017
The major banks’ tightened lending criteria has helped deliver a 30 per cent lift in volumes at specialist financier... READ MORE

RBA signals positive business sector outlook

by Lucy Dean • 18 Aug 2017
The Reserve Bank of Australia has pointed to improvements in commercial car sales and higher investment intentions as... READ MORE

Asian banks lead foreign share of business loan approvals

by Lucy Dean • 11 Aug 2017
The share of business loan approvals owned by foreign banks has been “fairly high” thanks to Asian banks’ growing... READ MORE

Fintech partnership to boost agricultural sector

by Reporter • 11 Aug 2017
Fintech hub Stone & Chalk plans to open a new fintech hub in Melbourne in order to explore how to bring fintech... READ MORE

Export finance empowering SMEs to ‘scale quickly’

by • 11 Aug 2017
Bank funding has burnt many business owners, but as one operator reveals, securing funding for export purposes is much... READ MORE

Business conditions strong but retail still suffering: NAB

by James Mitchell • 11 Aug 2017
The strength of the Australian business sector continued in July, with business conditions rising to their highest... READ MORE

Big banks still funding resi developments, says broker

by James Mitchell • 11 Aug 2017
A Sydney broker has said that up to 80 per cent of his commercial deals, mostly residential property developments, are... READ MORE

Lease agreements sending business owners bust

by staff reporter • 4 Aug 2017
  Commercial property tenants are being caught in costly legal disputes arising from their own failures around... READ MORE

SME lender sources $20m finance from Silicon Valley

by Lucy Dean • 4 Aug 2017
Prospa has secured $20 million of funding from a Silicon Valley lender, in what the fintech argues is a reflection of... READ MORE

Commercial lending at non-major rises by 7%

by Reporter • 4 Aug 2017
Suncorp Bank has reported that, in the year ending June 2017, its SME loan book rose to $5.72 billion, up by 7 per cent... READ MORE

Commercial funder banking on ‘old-fashioned’ service

by James Mitchell • 4 Aug 2017
In an era where digital channels and fintech are shaping the future of financial services, one non-bank lender is... READ MORE

‘Considerable activity’ in commercial mortgage space: Equifax

by James Mitchell • 29 Jul 2017
Strong demand for asset finance and a significant increase in commercial mortgage applications have driven growth in... READ MORE

Broker looks abroad to secure commercial finance

by James Mitchell • 28 Jul 2017
A Sydney-based broker has started securing funding from Asia after seeing the big four banks turn down “perfectly... READ MORE

The missing link

by Reporter • 28 Jul 2017
Asset finance can be a lucrative offering, and it can be a hard nut to crack, requiring both a large amount of time and... READ MORE

OnDeck Australia hires two new BDMs

by Julianne Leybag • 24 Jul 2017
The small business lender has announced that it has appointed two new state-based business development managers (BDMs)... READ MORE

Vast majority of businesses use online banking

by Lucy Dean • 21 Jul 2017
Nearly 90 per cent of Australian businesses use information technology for financial purposes such as online banking... READ MORE

Commercial finance ticks downwards in May

by staff reporter • 21 Jul 2017
The amount of commercial finance provided by lenders dropped from $41.7 billion in April 2017 to $41.4 billion in May... READ MORE

Major aggregator sees 36% surge in settlements

by James Mitchell • 21 Jul 2017
One of Australia’s largest aggregation groups has seen its commercial lending settlements surge 36 per cent over the... READ MORE

SME lender becomes first fintech to win Telstra award

by Reporter • 21 Jul 2017
Small business lender Prospa has become the first fintech company to be awarded a Telstra Business Award, after winning... READ MORE
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