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
Government ploughs $500m into neobank Judo to spur SME loans
Challenger bank Judo has secured a $500 million investment from the government to help provide loans to small businesses.
The government announced yesterday it would invest an initial $250 million into Judo's lending warehouse through the Australian Office of Financial Management's (AOFM) Australian Business Securitisation Fund and a further $250 million through its recently announced Structured Finance Support Fund (SFSF).
Judo co-founder and co-chief executive David Hornery said the $500 million investment came at a crucial time for small businesses around Australia, many of which were battling for survival.
‘‘It is really about underpinning our capacity to provide funding to SMEs at a time when it has never been more important,'' he said. ‘‘These two entities are coming together to provide a substantial and valuable injection to the SME community.''
The investment from the AOFM makes Judo the first recipient of capital from the government's $2 billion small and medium enterprise funding scheme that was unveiled in November 2018.
Fintechs eye $15b fighting fund as Judo bags cheque
Non-bank lenders Prospa, Zip and Flexigroup are among a group of fintechs considering applying for government support under a $15 billion structured finance fund, which has been set up to ensure appropriately priced credit flows into competitors of the major banks.
The Australian Office of Financial Management said on Thursday afternoon it would provide $250 million from the new fund to Judo Bank, part of a total $500 million investment by AOFM into a Judo warehouse to support its lending to small businesses.
AOFM is expected to be hit with a flurry of other funding requests, including from fintechs uncertain about whether covenants with their own funders might be breached if they provide struggling customers with loan deferrals.
The Australian Financial Review understands banks and other funders are in negotiations with several non-bank lenders about whether COVID-19 loan deferral would be considered as a loan 'in arrears'.
Judo nabs $500m from government to boost SME lending
Upstart business lender Judo Bank has scored a $500m injection from the government to boost its ability to lend to small and medium enterprise, as a range of non-banks and fintech groups eye off new funds set up to shore up family businesses amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The Australian Office of Financial Management on Thursday said it had awarded Judo with $250m, marking the first injection from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Australian Business Securitisation Fund, which was announced ahead of last year’s election.
Judo, which was founded by former National Australia Bank duo David Hornery and Joseph Healy, will also receive a further $250m tipped into its warehouse facility under the government’s recently launched $15bn Structured Finance Support Fund, set up last month to keep securitisation markets functioning amid the fallout from the coronavirus credit market crunch.