Business Loans

Waddle secures first round funding to support $30 million in new loans

Waddle, a leading online provider of revolving credit lines to businesses, today announced it has secured its first round of debt funding lead by an Australian private investment group to facilitate $30 million dollars in new loan volume over the next 12 months. The funding round marks the first external debt raising since launching in 2014. Waddle has pioneered a new wave of invoice financing as Australia’s first fully online, cloud-based platform enabling business owners to obtain automatic approvals and ongoing revolving credit lines based on outstanding invoices held in their online accounting packages. Thanks to the seamless integration with cloud accounting providers, a two-way data exchange enables Waddle to […]

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Jun
14

Australian FinTech marketplace Valiant announces capital raise

Valiant, member of fintech hub Stone & Chalk announced today that the company has completed their seed round capital raising subscription. The $800,000 capital raise was led by fintech venture capital firm Reinventure, supported by H2 Ventures and a selection of prominent angel investors including Mitchel Harad and Vincent Turner. Co-Founders Alex Molloy and Richard Cotton launched the Valiant business loan marketplace in November 2015, with the aim to minimise the angst associated with sourcing, comparing, and securing business loans. Valiant partners with over 26 lenders from across the lending spectrum with more lenders being added monthly. Alex Molloy: “We built the Valiant marketplace to solve a very particular need. Until now, it has been difficult for time poor business owners to quickly […]

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Fintech marketplace lender Bigstone launches in Australia

Bigstone, a fintech marketplace lender, announced today the launch of simple, fast and fair funding, offering the best small business loans in Australia. Bigstone was conceived by a team of finance industry experts who saw the future of finance in the smart application of technology to cut out the banking middleman to directly connect borrowers and lenders in a safe and secure lending marketplace. With over 100 years of combined banking experience, Bigstone have taken the closely guarded lending recipes used by banks and added new sources of data and proprietary algorithms to deliver the most competitive small business lending rates in the country for creditworthy small businesses.   According […]

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Jun
10

Sydney FinTech Valiant announces major partnership with Vow Financial

Valiant, member of FINTECH incubator Stone & Chalk will announce today an official partnership with the Yellow Brick Road Group (Yellow Brick Road and Vow Financial) at the Commercial Conference at The Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast. The partnership grants the Group exclusive partnership access to Valiant’s business loan marketplace platform and its range of non-bank small business lending solutions.   Immediately, the Valiant marketplace solves the broker network’s concerns with sourcing, comparing, and securing funding for traditionally hard to finance SMB customers. Alex Molloy, Managing Director of Valiant: “The challenge for brokers is that serving customers in the short term funding space takes an unbalanced amount of time – and for hard to fund customers, […]

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The Invoice Market appoints Head of National Sales and Referral Partnerships

Peer-to-peer alternative financier The Invoice Market (tim) has strengthened its senior executive team with the strategic appointment of Bernie Kelly as Head of National Sales and Referral Partnerships.   Kelly comes to tim with an impressive track record of establishing financial services businesses and designing financial product solutions around the globe. Most recently he was Managing Director, International Operations for PolicyLink. In this position, Kelly grew the business, captured significant market share, and successfully negotiated exclusive strategic alliances with international asset managers, investment banks and global life companies.   In commenting on the appointment, tim CEO, Angus Sedgwick said “I’ve known and worked with Bernie over the past 25 years. […]

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Fintech platform helps brokers tackle business lending

A new online marketplace for business loans can help brokers tackle the growing commercial lending space. Launched in November 2015, Valiant Finance is a comparison website which compares and matches business loans, debtor finance and equipment finance to small businesses. But unlike other comparison websites which largely focus on home loans or personal lending, Valiant co-founder Alex Molloy said it fills a gap in the complex business lending space. “[Small businesses] can go to their business banker – who they might have had three of in the last two years – who will ask them if they have residential security and then say they can’t help them if they don’t,” […]

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Jun
06

Turn debts into income

PROFITING from other people’s debts has always been popular way to make money, and investors seeking income are being given more choice than ever before. While interest rates wallow at record lows and are tipped to fall further, a new breed of peer-to-peer — or marketplace — lenders is gaining ground and other income funds are multiplying. Peer-to-peer lending — which removes middlemen such as banks and allows people to lend directly to borrowers via online platforms — is forecast to at least double in size every year for several years to come. RateSetter CEO Daniel Foggo says Australian peer-to-peer platforms funded $50 million of loans last year and that […]

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Jun
03

LendingPost closes $100m in loans – set to revolutionise small business finance

Cheaper, faster, more flexible online small business loans – that’s the winning formula that has cemented LendingPost’s position in the finance industry. In fact, LendingPost.com.au has secured over $100m in small business loans in the last 3 years alone, proving their unique online loan matching service is a faster and easier way to get small business finance compared to traditional banking options. Founded as an alternative to big business finance, Aussie-owned LendingPost burst onto the finance scene in late 2013 by directly addressing a pain point of small business owners. “We know small business owners want the best deal but just don’t have the time to research, meet and speak […]

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