At Judo Bank we’re determined to give Aussie businesses a fairer go. We believe that in business, relationships matter; it’s why our business bankers take the time to truly understand you and your business, face-to-face.
A bank that likes to say yes to business
At Judo, we’re bringing back the craft of relationship banking to transform banking for Australia’s small and medium-sized businesses. Built from the ground up by a small group of deeply experienced and highly credentialed business banking professionals, Judo is providing a genuine alternative for SMEs to secure the funding they need and the service they deserve.
Our SolutionsWe provide business lending solutions starting from $250,000 for small to medium-sized businesses. Our team of experienced business bankers are currently located in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with many more locations to come.
Judo Bank, in the words of our valued customers.
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Judo Bank in the News
'No spring chickens': How Judo went from an idea in a pub to a bank
It was a London investor who laid out just how tough Joseph Healy and David Hornery were going to find setting up a bank from scratch in Australia.
The two former National Australia Bank executives had the idea for their challenger bank Judo over Friday night beers at Sydney's Greengate pub and were in the United Kingdom talking to investors in challenger banks there.
Judo wins banking licence to challenge the big four
Judo Capital has won a full banking licence from banking regulator APRA in a challenge to the major banks, which are still fielding fallout from the financial services Royal Commission.
Judo Bank will focus on business loans to the small-to-medium sector, which have been hurt by tighter lending standards stemming from the Royal Commission.
Joseph Healy, a former National Australia Bank executive, speaks with ABC's Peter Ryan.
Judo set to take on big four after securing banking licence
Almost five years after Andrew Thorburn showed him the door at National Australia Bank, Joseph Healy has secured a banking licence from the prudential regulator for his start-up business lender Judo.
For the former head of NAB’s business bank, the task of transitioning his start-up Judo Capital to what is now known as Judo Bank was painstaking — the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority doesn’t lightly confer the right to take customer deposits.