Business Loans

May
09

YOZO a quick and open answer to the business lending maze

YOZO is redefining lending for small business by offering a transparent and seamless experience for their borrowing needs.

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Apr
17

Federal Election is no Easter treat for Australia’s small business community

New research commissioned by OnDeck, a leading online SME lender, confirms that Anzac Day’s proximity to Easter combined with the upcoming Federal election will negatively impact many SMEs. The stars have aligned for the nation’s employees, who can look forward to a 10-day holiday at the cost of just three days’ annual leave, thanks to this year’s confluence of Easter and Anzac Day. However, it’s not so positive for SMEs, which are already bracing for the impact of the Federal election. The research found that 59% of SMEs surveyed say their business has been impacted by previous major political events, notably elections. Over one in four (27%) SMEs expect the […]
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Apr
15

Rejected by banks: SMEs struggle to secure finance

Research commissioned by OnDeck, a leading online SME lender, highlights the problems that small businesses face trying to secure finance. Two out of five SMEs surveyed have sought finance in the past. However, almost one in four (23%) have been knocked back by their bank. Rejection rates rise to 37% among businesses that have been in operation for less than five years. Noah Breslow, Global CEO of OnDeck, says, “What is particularly concerning, is that one in three SMEs rejected for bank finance have had to reach out to family or friends for funding, or have simply resorted to using a credit card.”   Lengthy finance approvals hurt SME operations […]
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Apr
15

P2P borrowing up 45% year on year

Recent surveys conducted by ASIC have made it clear that the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace is continuing to grow in conjunction with the increasing demand for alternative funding sources. During the 2017-18 financial year, new P2P borrowing increased 45% to $433m, and outstanding loans were up 59% to $518m. While these numbers have “increased significantly” from the 2016-17 figures, the data did indicate a slight slowing in the rate of investor and borrower growth, according to ASIC. Respondents reported a total of 13,446 investors and 31,421 borrowers in the P2P space as of June 2018. In 2017-18, a total of $352m was invested in the platforms surveyed.   To read […]
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Apr
11

KPMG: Australia’s AltFin sector worth $1B

KPMG, an advisory and audit company, has released numbers that say Australia has a 32 percent share of the APAC alternative finance market, according to reports. The market has grown 88 percent year over year and it’s worth a total of $1 billion, the company said. This news comes in advance of the fourth edition of the AltFi Australasia Summit, which will take place in Sydney at the Doltone House on April 15. “This is the perfect time for challenger banks to enter the market. Through the use of technology and data we can provide our customers with greater control and transparency, and competitive rates,” said Volt Bank Co-Founder and […]

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Apr
04

SME lending is a valuable source of diversification for brokers says fintech lender OnDeck Australia

The Banking Royal Commission has highlighted the perils of relying on a single revenue stream, and SME lender OnDeck Australia is urging mortgage brokers to think beyond home loans and diversify into SME lending. Research by commercial lending fintech OnDeck Australia[1] confirms that 25 percent of Australia’s small to medium enterprises plan to seek additional business finance. Michael Burke, Head of Sales at OnDeck Australia, says, “There is clearly strong demand for SME finance, making this a revenue channel that brokers cannot afford to overlook. Moreover, our discussions with brokers indicate that, on average, one in four of a broker’s existing home loan clients are SME owners, providing a ready […]

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Mar
28

Show me the Moula

Moula CEO Aris Allegos, tells the story behind the fintech’s multi-million dollar securitisation In early March, online business lender Moula secured an additional $250m in funding to lend to Australian businesses, which was raised through the latest round of a securitisation program launched in 2015. To enhance the impact of the funds on the business sector, Moula also adjusted its terms and conditions, extending repayments from 24 to 36 months and doubling the maximum loan amount to $500,000. In a move it says is “unprecedented” in the online lending space, pricing starts at 15.95%, with no establishment or direct debit fees and no early repayment penalties. So high is the […]

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What’ll Waddle do with $4m injection?

Small business lender fintech start-up Waddle will step up its efforts to crack overseas markets and take a larger share of the big four bank’s local market share after closing a $4 million series A funding round. The funds, sourced from tech venture capital firm Allectus Capital, will be used to grow the fintech’s footprint in Australasia and push forward with its plans to integrate with overseas banks. “We are seeing strong demand from banks looking to digitise their working capital product offerings by partnering with fintechs with proven models,” said Simon Creighton, co-founder of Waddle. While it is the first major external venture-style funding round, co-founder Simon Creighton is […]

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