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Feb
14

Shadow banks swoop as five lenders quit sub-prime home loans

Digital home-loan lender Tic:Toc is launching into the sub-prime mortgage market targeting small business owners as five other lenders quit the sector claiming “industry changes”. Tic:Toc’s move follows stakes being taken in the online lender by Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia and La Trobe Financial, which is part of the US investment giant Blackstone Group. Other […]

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Feb
13

How the Banking Royal Commission will affect the auto-financing industry

The recent release of the banking royal commission’s interim report has highlighted that responsible lending practices need to be extended to the auto-finance industry. The implications of this for entities making car loans is significant as 90% of all car sales are currently arranged through finance, many of which have fallen short of responsible lending […]

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Feb
13

Big lending fall shows businesses need to investigate crowdfunding options

A significant drop in lending activity during December has illustrated the need for business owners to investigate other ways raise growth funds, including crowdfunding, according to a major Australian crowdfunding platform. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures which were released today, the value of lending commitments to businesses fell by 9.7 per cent […]

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Feb
12

UBank launches AI mortgage application assistant

A new artificial intelligence-powered mortgage application assistant will soon be able to answer customer questions in natural language, UBank has announced. UBank has revealed that its new AI-powered digital home loan application assistant, called Mia (short for My Interactive Agent), will start answering more than 300 common customer questions in real time from late February. […]

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Feb
07

Neo-lender Wisr sees increase in banking defectors amid Banking Royal Commission

Neo-lender Wisr (ASX:WZR) has launched a bold new campaign targeting disillusioned customers of big banks, following the Hayne Royal Commission handing down its findings into consumer lending practices. The ‘Australia’s Getting Wisr’ campaign taps into the prevailing sense of unfairness that Australians feel towards the big banks and how customers can make smarter choices when […]

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Feb
06

Know whether your bank is giving you a good home loan deal with uno’s loanScore

Australians are in the dark on how their home loan deal stacks up with 53% not knowing their rate, 26% not confident they have the best deal, and 31% saying they never compare their loan to the market. But fintech uno Home Loans is empowering customers to take back control with the launch of loanScore […]

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Jan
31

Crowd Property Capital’s Non Bank Development Funding Guide 2019 – rates and jargon explained

There are now numerous non-bank funding options available to developers and no shortage of lenders ready to deploy capital into quality projects with sounds fundamentals. The sector has matured over the last 2-3 years but there are many pitfalls (and a lot of jargon which we explain in the guide) to navigate. This guide looks […]

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Jan
30

Sydney fintech firm MoneyMe to invest $10m in Newcastle operations

SYDNEY-based fin-tech firm MoneyMe plans to invest up to $10 million in Newcastle and create about 100 jobs over the next three years. Co-founder Clayton Howes says the move to set up a Hunter office by MoneyMe, which specialises in offering fast credit up to $15,000 via mobile, has been a year in the making. […]

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