The Bank dedicated to Aussie businesses has arrived

Judo is a new SME challenger bank built specially to make it easier for Aussie businesses to get the funding they need and the service they deserve.

Relationship Banking

Business Loan
Line of Credit
Equipment Loan
Finance Lease
Home Loan
Judo Bank offers tailored solutions for Australian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). See what Judo can do for your business by calling 13JUDO today.

Online Deposits

Coming Soon - Term Deposit
Coming Soon - Notice Account

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

Australia’s first SME focused challenger bank

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 Solutions

We 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.
Did you know there is an $83 billion SME funding gap?
Find out more in our SME Banking Insights Report

Judo Bank, in the words of our valued customers.

“Judo was commercial in their approach, listened to my unique circumstance, and tailored a solution that exceeded my expectations."

Cole McInnes, Dealer Principal John Deere


Largest capital raise in 2018


Debt facility


Judo Bank Team

Judo Bank in the News

28 May 2019

Jennifer O'Brien (CIO)

Judo Bank aims to ‘outmanoeuvre’ large banks

Judo Bank co-founder and CIO, Alex Twigg, will tell you he doesn’t do digital transformation - instead he does digital.

“The tech strategy has always been that we would be a completely cloud-based organisation. We would also take a completely software-as-a-service model approach to our technology strategy so that we don’t own a single server and we don’t employ a single developer,” Twigg told CIO Australia.

10 May 2019

Cara Waters

'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.

26 April 2019

Nick Haggarty

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.