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Jul
19

Joust taps new Australian crowdfunding rules in bid to raise $2 million

Joust, an Adelaide based fintech that brings competitive tension to the home loan market by linking borrowers directly with over 20 lenders who compete against each other in real-time, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise $2 million. The Joust platform brings disruption to the $1.7 trillion home loan mortgage market where $2 billion […]

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Jul
18

$2bn of broker commissions in fintech’s crosshairs

An Australian fintech has set its sights on disrupting the dominance of the mortgage broking industry by appealing to the banks who it claims are keen to reduce the $2 billion they spend on broker commissions. Adelaide-based online home loan platform Joust has distanced itself from its competitors in the fintech space, which has seen […]

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Jul
12

Bank of Queensland bans using home equity loans for crypto

Lenders are banning property buyers from using home equity to buy cryptocurrencies because of regulatory fears and increased risk from volatile trading conditions. Bank of Queensland is the latest to ban any drawdown or lines of credit from loans to be used for leveraged purchases, trading or other use of the largely unregulated global digital […]

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Jul
10

The fintech transformation

According to one fintech expert, brokers could soon be replaced by smart speakers. But will customers embrace such a technological leap? Until the early 2000s, the process of booking a holiday involved trips to multiple travel agencies, hours thumbing through glossy brochures, and more sit-down meetings than the average mortgage currently requires. Today it’s a […]

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Jul
05

Neo-lender Wisr announces record loan growth

Neo-lender Wisr more than doubled personal loan originations in the second-half of the financial year after a strong Q4, the company announced today. Loan origination value in H2FY18 rose by 136% on the previous six months, whilst the number of new Wisr customers climbed 118% during the same period. The result follows the company’s largest […]

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Jul
05

Australia needs state-backed SME investment: ombudsman

The small business ombudsman has released a long-awaited report on SME access to capital, and issued a range of recommendations, including the establishment of government-backed SME investment fund. Releasing the Affordable Capital for SME Growth report, Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), said that Australian lenders consider SME loans to […]

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Jul
04

How the rich invest: Afterpay’s Nicholas Molnar makes a cool $200 million

The tearaway market success of Afterpay Touch Group has however supercharged the fortunes of its 28-year-old co-founder Nicholas Molnar. Afterpay is fast becoming the go-to payments platform for Millennial shoppers who want to own products immediately but pay for them in instalments. The instalment service is growing rapidly. It has more than 1.8 million customers […]

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Jul
04

Supply Chain Finance: What’s It All About?

Picture this. You run a business. It’s successful. You’re a supplier (subcontractor, etc.) to a large company (major retailer, major contractor, think big and corporate). You get an invitation to join their supply chain finance program. But what does that mean for you? And why is it being offered in the first place? It’s possible […]

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