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Jul
25

OnDeck Australia secures $75m Credit Suisse loan

Small business lender OnDeck Australia has secured a $75 million funding line from Credit Suisse, the latest partnership between fintech players and established institutions. The subsidiary of the New York-listed OnDeck Capital said the asset-backed revolving credit facility would be used to refinance OnDeck Australia’s loan book and to fund new loans. The facility is due to mature in June 2020. On Deck Australia managing director Cameron Poolman said the lender was striving to lower its cost of funding, origination and to build a “leading credit model”. He said the online small business lending market is growing at a faster pace than it did in the US at a similar stage in […]

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Jul
12

Fintech provided with funding facility

A fintech lender has announced it will be able to fund up to $50million in loans after it was provided a funding facility by a major lender. Through a special purpose vehicle from NAB, GetCapital will now be able to fund more loans to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across Australia. GetCapital specialises in the fast-growing non-bank SME lending space, offering a range of products that include flexible business loans, equipment finance and trade finance. The new landmark funding facility follows unprecedented growth for GetCapital, which recently exceeded $250m of total loans written. The company hopes this will help towards reaching its goal of $1billion in funded loans by […]

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Jul
01

Fintech business lenders sign code to lift transparency

Six fintech start-ups that lend to small business have signed a ”code of lending practice”, a move the small business ombudsman says will improve transparency and protect SMEs by requiring the online lenders to disclose standardised pricing and fairly resolve disputes. Prospa, which pulled an ASX float this month on concerns about its transparency, is a signatory to the code, along with Spotcap, Capify, GetCapital, Moula, OnDeck. They will be compliant by the end of the calendar year. The code will be enforced by an independent committee to be set up by the Australian Finance Industry Association. AFIA has helped write the code, alongside the Australian Small Business and Family […]

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May
08

Andrew Thorburn explains the fintech forces reshaping NAB

The emergence of fintech has fundamentally changed National Australia Bank’s strategy and the thinking of its chief executive, Andrew Thorburn. He’s deploying more start-up lingo, and said last week the nation’s largest business lender is no longer benchmarking its performance against its rival banks, but rather technology players. Thorburn and his newish tech chief, Patrick Wright, who was previously with Barclays in the United States, went to Seattle and Silicon Valley last month and met with Amazon, Microsoft and Google for some inspiration. Like the tech giants themselves, NAB is pumping up technology spending with sums that would make wannabe disrupters salivate. With a plethora of start-ups nipping at NAB’s […]

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May
04

New lender joins Connective panel

Small business lender GetCapital has become the latest lender to join the asset finance lending panel of aggregation company Connective. The Sydney-based business lender provides a range of SME lending products including asset finance, flexible business loans and trade finance lines of credit. Commenting on the partnership, head of Connective Asset Finance Brent Starrenburg said: “We are delighted to have GetCapital as part of our growing panel of more than 20 lenders, from the largest providers to boutique specialists. “GetCapital has a strong reputation in the market for both their product offering and service levels — they are a great fit for Connective and will provide our member brokers with […]

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Feb
28

Fintech business lenders to self-regulate

A lack of transparency around fintech borrowing costs for small businesses has prompted the industry committing to adopt a code of conduct and standardised interest rate and fee disclosures. The fintech sector hopes moves to self-regulate will help start-ups win trust and avoid concerns that helped prompt the royal commission into the banks. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, FinTech Australia and the Bank Doctor, an SME advocate, will drive start-ups to improve disclosures that will allow small business customers to compare total costs, understand obligations and penalties if payments are missed, and ensure disputes are dealt with quickly and fairly. The moves come after a survey of […]

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Dec
01

Numerous Australian Fintechs on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017 Australia recognises and profiles fast growing technology companies. Now in its seventeenth year in Australia, the program ranks the 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies, based on percentage revenue growth over three years (2015 to 2017). Congratulations to all the Australian Fintech companies on the winners list: 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Winners: No.2 – zipMoney No.10 – Metamako No.12 – GetCapital No.15 – Prospa No.21 – EML Payments No.24 – MoneyMe No.31 – Zetaris No.36 – Avoka No.47 – HUB24   2017 Leadership Award Winners No.2 – Prospa No.3 – EML Payments No.7 – HUB24   Go here to read more […]

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Sep
04

Australian SMEs are turning to alternative sources of funding

New research shows Aussie businesses are embracing online lending and P2P, but many are still not getting the loan they want. Australian businesses are turning to crowdfunding, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and online loans for finance, according to new research from Businessloans.com.au. The Small Business Credit Survey, conducted by ACA Research, found that the most sought-after alternative funding source was equity finance (34%), followed closely by online lenders (30%) and P2P business loans (21%). CEO of GetCapital Jamie Osborn says that the alternative lending sector is at an important inflection point in Australia. “The sector has moved through the early adopter phase and is now beginning to gain more mainstream attention,” […]

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