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
Judo schemes policy to dodge Zombie debt shock
Judo Bank co-founder and CEO Joseph Healy is lobbying the Federal Government to advance the case for a new financial scheme to help small businesses ride out the impact of the Covid-19 economic crisis.
Judo has been circulating a discussion paper among key ministers of the Morrison Government, including Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and small business minister Michaelia Cash, which stumps up policy options for dealing with the mounting debt challenges of Australian small businesses.
It includes a proposal to establish a new investment scheme where governments and private sector institutions invest in special debt instruments to replenish the capital resources of SMEs as they try to rebuild their businesses.
‘Getting to grips with SME banking’ – Joseph Healy, Judo Bank in “The Fintech Magazine”
In judo, you lift and throw opponents on their backs, pin them to the ground and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until they submit. It’s what SMEs might like to do to big banks. But Judo Bank’s co-founder Joseph Healy, has a better idea…
Judo is all about using speed and agility to out-manoeuvre opponents bigger than you. What better name, then, for a challenger intent on running circles around what it sees as the lumbering giants of SME banking in Australia?
As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, facing a predicted 10 per cent contraction in GDP as 30 years of growth ends in what’s been described as ‘a shattering, warp-speed recession’, two-year-old Judo Bank (formerly Judo Capital) has flexed its junior muscles and honed its ‘high-touch, high tech’ technique to deliver real change.
How to future proof your business’s finances according to a risk management expert
With many small-to-medium businesses feeling the lockdown pinch and uncertain about their recovery post-corona, we turn to risk management expert Jacqui Colwell from Judo Bank. With over 30 years of experience in financial services, Colwell shares her insights on how to navigate the path ahead and manage future market risks.
Q&A with Jacqui Colwell, Chief Risk Officer and Co-Founder, Judo Bank