Australian FinTech company profile #52 – Study Loans

Australian FinTech company profile #52 – Study Loans

1. Company Name: Study Loans

2. Website: StudyLoansMasters.com.au & StudyLoans.com.au

3. Key Staff & Titles: Iain Pepper – CEO, Oren Lestez – Head of Educational Partnerships, Dana Lim – National Accounts Manager, Zoe Robertson – Marketing Manager

4. Location(s): Melbourne

5. In one sentence, what does your fintech do?: First dedicated provider of student loans in Australia

6. How / why did you start your fintech company?: To bring new and innovative funding alternatives to student education funding

7. What is the best thing your company has achieved or learnt along the way (this can include awards, capital raising etc)?: Fairly early into our journey we were able to secure significant warehouse funding to support the loan financing

8. What’s some advice you’d give to an aspiring start-up?: Do not be afraid to rework your initial idea, just keep the same intent

9. What’s next for your company? And are you looking to expand overseas or stay focussed on Australia?: We started in the vocational education sector and are launching into the higher education sector

10. What other fintechs or companies do you admire?: Prospa, AfterPay

11. What’s the most interesting or funniest moment that’s happened in your company’s lifetime?: Christmas Party – lets leave it at that!

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