Borrowing

Mar
31

Fintech company unveils major rebrand

Peer-to-peer invoice financer, The Invoice Market (tim), has unveiled its new branding, new website and a significant upgrade to its online client and funder platform. The chief executive of tim, Angus Sedgwick, said he believes alternative finance and fintech companies will invariably disrupt the financial services market, however, more work needs to be done in […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Lending . Peer-to-Peer
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Mar
25

Online payday lenders under scrutiny following Nimble investigation

Online lenders using algorithms to assess consumer creditworthiness are in the spotlight following action by the corporate watchdog against payday lender Nimble. Nimble has been forced to refund $1.6 million to more than 7000 customers after it was found to engage in irresponsible lending. The corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, said it […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . Lending
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Mar
23

Alternative finance booming in Australia

Australia’s alternative finance lending market is the third largest in Asia Pacific after experiencing growth of 320% in 2015. According to a new survey, Harnessing Potential, Asia Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report, Australia’s alternative finance lending market ballooned to US$348 million in 2015. Australia was trailing China, which reported US$101.69 billion over the same period, […]

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Mar
21

Fintech startup HashChing is an online marketplace for borrowers and mortgage brokers

Fintech startup HashChing is an online marketplace for borrowers to access pre-negotiated home loan deals from verified mortgage brokers. The Sydney startup connects consumers instantly to their local mortgage broker based on their postcode and deal preference. The platform then sends the borrower a profile of each local mortgage broker with ratings and reviews collected […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Mortgage
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Mar
18

Invoice trading is the new darling of Australia’s fintech loan market

Invoice trading, where companies put up their unpaid invoices to get cash for their businesses, is booming in Australia. It’s grown from almost nothing two years ago to $US105 million ($A140 million) in 2015, according to the first comprehensive research of the fintech loan market in Asia-Pacific. This alternative way for small businesses to raise […]

By Cameron Dart | Borrowing . FinTech . Peer-to-Peer
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Mar
10

Australian FinTech Startup Credit Savvy hits 100,000 Members

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Fintech Startup Credit Savvy Hits 100,000 Members Financial services startup Credit Savvy announced today that it has reached 100,000 users just shy of its first birthday, cementing its place in Australia’s booming ‘fintech’ sector. Credit Savvy provides Australian consumers with free access to their Experian credit score, a summary of their credit […]

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Mar
03

MEDIA RELEASE: Aquire and Kikka Capital partner to reward SMEs

SYDNEY, 3 March 2016: Aquire, Qantas’ rewards program for small to medium-sized businesses and Kikka Capital have partnered to reward small business owners for taking out a line of credit. Aquire members will be able to earn 10,000 Aquire Points on eligible loans of $10,000 or more. In a recent survey[i], Aquire Members identified financial […]

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Mar
03

Global SME lender picks fight with P2P lenders

Global small business lender Capify claims peer-to-peer lenders will suffer more than most during a downturn because they lend to risky borrowers for too long, but P2P lenders say the evidence doesn’t stack up. New York-based Capify lends to small business in the US, Canada, Britain and Australia. It introduced so-called merchant cash advances to […]

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