We Continue to Stand By Australian Businesses During COVID-19

As of 6:00 pm on Sunday 2 August, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster in Victoria. ‘Stay At Home’ measures have been upgraded to Stage 4 across Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, including an 8pm - 5am curfew and a 5 kilometre travel restriction for daily exercise and essential purchases. Regional Victoria will reinstate Stage 3 restrictions from 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 April, halting entertainment venues, dine-in hospitality and community sport. Judo Bank continues to stand by Australian businesses during these testing times, and encourages all Victorians to stay strong together, despite staying apart. This will be tough, but Aussie SMEs are tougher.

Australia's Dedicated SME Business Bank.

Judo Bank is a SME challenger bank purposefully built to make it easier for Australian businesses to get the funding they need and the service they deserve.

Relationship Banking

Business Loan
Line of Credit
Equipment Loan
Finance Lease

Online Deposits

Personal Term Deposits
SMSF Term Deposits
Business Term Deposits

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

Australia’s first SME-focused challenger bank

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.


Largest capital raise in Australian history


Loans to small & medium-sized businesses


Judo Bank Staff

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.

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.

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Judo Bank 2019 Consolidated Financial Results
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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

Judo Bank in the News

6 August 2020

Matt Walker

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.

6 August 2020

Nick Temelkovski

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.

6 August 2020

Mark Eggleton

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.

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