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.
Judo Bank, in the words of our valued customers.
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Judo Bank in the News
Judo Bank bulks up for challenge to big four
The book is all but closed on Judo Bank’s blockbuster capital raising, with $345 million in firm commitments and an unnamed institution granted an extension of a few weeks to complete due diligence on a significant investment.
Judo co-founder Joseph Healy expects total proceeds to exceed $400m by the end of this week.
By the close of the June financial year, the challenger bank will have raised $550m in equity over the last 12 months — testimony to the market’s firm belief that the big four’s stranglehold on commercial lending in this country is ripe for disruption.
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.
'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.