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ScoMo’s SME tax cut plan passes final hurdle

by Tas Bindi • 19 Oct 2018

The government’s plan to accelerate tax cuts for SMEs by five years has passed Parliament.


SMEs need brokers in current lending landscape

by Tas Bindi • 18 Oct 2018
As residential lending and property price growth stagnate, SMEs will be increasingly turning to finance brokers to help... READ MORE

Credit managers expecting demand to rise

by Reporter • 17 Oct 2018
An increasing number of credit managers are expecting future economic conditions to have a positive impact on their... READ MORE

Government fast-tracks SME tax cuts

by Charbel Kadib • 12 Oct 2018
The federal government has announced that it plans to introduce tax relief for small businesses five years... READ MORE

Sub-par figures drive call for boost in SME efficiency

by Adam Zuchetti • 12 Oct 2018
Efficiency of Australian businesses has fallen below the national median, prompting a call-out to the government to... READ MORE

Pressures rising in SME sector

by Charbel Kadib • 11 Oct 2018
Managing finance and cash flow is the most significant pressure point for SMEs, the latest research from Bank of... READ MORE

1 in 10 SMEs look to alternative lenders following RC

by Reporter • 10 Oct 2018
Small business owners are looking to alternative lenders for their finance needs off the back of the royal commission,... READ MORE

Australia signs international fintech agreements

by Reporter • 5 Oct 2018
ASIC has entered into a partnership with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and signed an agreement with the... READ MORE

Non-bank launches products to assist property developers

by Reporter • 4 Oct 2018
A non-bank lender has launched products designed to protect property developers from settlement failures and pre-sale... READ MORE

SME lender launches new chattel mortgage product

by Reporter • 2 Oct 2018
OnDeck Australia has launched its first secured business loan, rolling out a new chattel mortgage product for equipment... READ MORE

ATO one of the largest lenders to SMEs: RBA

by Tas Bindi • 28 Sep 2018
Many small businesses delay paying their taxes as a “relatively cheap form of finance”, making the ATO one of the... READ MORE

Government urged to roll out loan guarantees

by Reporter • 27 Sep 2018
The Institute of Public Accountants is calling on the federal government to introduce loan guarantee schemes for SMEs... READ MORE

SME lender backs $630m takeover bid

by Reporter • 25 Sep 2018
A small business financier has encouraged its shareholders to approve a takeover bid worth an estimated $630... READ MORE

Major bank project aims to automate trade

by Reporter • 21 Sep 2018
A big four bank has unveiled a proof of concept combining artificial intelligence, blockchain, data analytics and the... READ MORE

Weakening property prices could leave SMEs exposed

by • 21 Sep 2018
An insolvency specialist is warning business owners to be alert to the risks associated with falling property prices,... READ MORE

SME lender crosses $10bn milestone

by Reporter • 21 Sep 2018

OnDeck has announced surpassing $10 billion in small business loans after 11 years in operation.


Parliament approves $20k asset write-off extension

by Reporter • 14 Sep 2018
The Federal Parliament has passed legislation designed to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off for small... READ MORE

SME lender enlists former Treasury secretary to board

by Tas Bindi • 14 Sep 2018
Former Treasury secretary John Fraser will join the board of an SME lender that is currently seeking authorisation to... READ MORE

RedZed’s first RMBS of 2018 gets rated

by Reporter • 14 Sep 2018
Moody’s has provided top provisional ratings to $313.13 million of RedZed’s first residential mortgage-backed... READ MORE

Ombudsman publishes SME guide to borrowing from fintechs

by Tas Bindi • 14 Sep 2018

A new small business guide to borrowing from fintech lenders has been published by the ASBFEO.


Business confidence down to 2-year low

by Reporter • 14 Sep 2018
Business confidence plunged to a two-year low in August, despite stabilising conditions, according to a major bank... READ MORE

Financing struggles restricting SME growth

by Reporter • 7 Sep 2018
The growth aspirations of small business owners are being stifled by the difficulties they face when seeking to obtain... READ MORE

ScoMo’s accelerated tax plan for SMEs to cost $3.6bn

by Tas Bindi • 7 Sep 2018
A leaked pre-election plan from the federal government shows that tax cuts for SMEs are set to be fast-tracked by four... READ MORE

Government inaction on asset write-offs could sting SMEs

by • 7 Sep 2018
Small businesses that have purchased assets since 1 July this year could be in for a rude shock, with parliamentary... READ MORE

Market conditions ‘ripe’ for SMEs to buy commercial property

by Reporter • 7 Sep 2018
Now could be a good time for SMEs with SMSFs to acquire their business premises, a commercial lender has... READ MORE

New Small Business Minister outlines policy agenda

by Reporter • 31 Aug 2018
“We will be behind you every step of the way,” Senator Michaelia Cash has said in her first speech after being... READ MORE

ACCC doubts effectiveness of unfair contract rules

by • 31 Aug 2018
The competition watchdog does not expect any meaningful shift in unfair contract terms imposed on small... READ MORE

SMEs scammed out of $2.3m so far in 2018: ACCC

by Reporter • 31 Aug 2018
Australian small businesses have reported losses of more than $2.3 million to scams this year, according to the... READ MORE

Scottish Pacific reports 17.4% profit growth

by Reporter • 29 Aug 2018

The SME lender has bolstered its profit margin by 17.4 per cent, driven by a $2 billion rise in turnover.


European fintech comes to Australia to target SME market

by Reporter • 24 Aug 2018
The fintech has announced the opening of its first Australian office in Sydney, with its sights set on the nation’s... READ MORE
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