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 businesses
At Judo Bank, 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 Bank 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.
We are delighted to introduce the 2019 Annual Review
Our first since being granted a full unrestricted banking licence in April. So much has happened in the last twelve months, it would be an understatement to say 2019 has been a big year.
Judo Bank, in the words of our valued customers.
Cole McInnes, Dealer Principal John Deere
Judo Bank in the News
Australia’s Judo Bank Steps Up to Support Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As Australia’s first SME-focused challenger bank, Judo Bank offers quality business banking services geared toward Australian-owned businesses. And in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bank is doubling down on its mission to support those businesses by offering flexibility and personalized services to help them weather the storm. The institution’s focus on relationship banking sets it apart from larger institutions with an approach that forges a strong connection between the bank and its customers.
Andrew Leslie is using his MBA to challenge the banking status quo
Andrew is General Manager of Corporate Development at the newly-launched Judo Bank, where he's taking on the big four using skills he gained in our Senior Executive MBA.
"What I'm doing now at Judo is to question the status quo, instead of just jumping to obvious solutions," he says. "One of the key learnings for me out of the MBA was this ability to question myself and question others, and have the confidence to do that."
Andrew is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic initiatives, and fundraising at the new bank that launched in April last year in a market dominated by ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac.
How businesses are taking on the two types of pandemic pivot
Over the past few years, the overwhelming corporate narrative has been centred on how businesses have prepared themselves for digital transformation. The big theme driving every story about the new economy was digital disruption, and then coronavirus struck.
Suddenly, the biggest theme was now an existential one.