Search Result: prospa


More Aussie funds available for fintech start-ups

Australian fintechs say despite Atlassian choosing Nasdaq to make its $8 billion raising, Australia is becoming one of the biggest sources of funding for them with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull an important catalyst. “This is our fourth year. Four years ago we talked to a number of Australian investment groups and there was very limited interest for a company trying to disrupt financial services,” said Beau Bertoli, the co-chief executive of small business lender Prospa. “In the last 12 months we have seen a huge swing the other way. There is not just offshore but onshore money and we should see a flurry of money coming into the industry in […]


NAB joins with Xero to speed up business loan approvals

National Australia Bank and cloud accounting software firm Xero have linked their technology platforms to allow Xero clients to receive faster approvals for business loans once they allow NAB to tap their live, balance-sheet data. As online business lenders such as Spotcap, Prospa, OnDeck, Kikka, Moula and ThinCats threaten to win over small-business customers by offering risk-based pricing and quicker credit, NAB’s deal with Xero illustrates how the big banks are using technology to become more nimble. NAB and Xero customers are now able to file online loan inquiries to NAB straight from their Xero accounting package, after a secure connection between NAB internet banking and Xero’s accounting dashboard was […]


Banks shadow box with online business lenders

Banks are courting a rash of new online lenders that have moved quicker than their giant rivals to use technology to give better deals to small businesses.Prospa has been quietly building its small business loan book for two years. It is one of several local and international players discussing mutually beneficial deals with banks that have favoured the less risky mortgage sector for years, but are looking for growth in business lending. Source: Banks shadow box with online business lenders