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.

Aussie businesses need a lending hand

Aussie businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy, but many SMEs don’t have access to the funding they need and the service they deserve. Until now.

There's a 90 billion dollar funding gap...

Judo Bank commissioned The SME Banking Insights Report in 2018. This is an independent survey that talked to 1,750 SME’s on their experience when it comes to borrowing money, which found there was an $90 billion funding gap.

The Judo Bank team, with experience at the highest levels of some of the world’s largest banks, saw an opportunity to give Aussie businesses a fairer go.

Did you know there is an $90 billion SME funding gap?
One year on and the need for competitive disruption to better finance the growth ambitions of SMEs is even greater.

What’s with the name? Judo Strategy is the art of using size and agility to outwit larger opponents.

Judo Bank is built to be fast and nimble, helping our customers capitalise on the right opportunities, opportunities they might otherwise have missed.
Learn more about the Judo Strategy

Our Values

Our Judo Bank Values are underpinned by our company-wide commitment to the Banking and Finance Oath.


The foundation of our purpose, the core of our relationships.


We’re not a team of champions. We are a champion team.


Make the decision and own it. Keep your promises.


Make today better, stronger and faster than yesterday.

Our oath

Underpinning our four core values is Judo Bank’s 100% commitment to the Banking and Finance Oath.

The Banking and Finance Oath is an effort to re-assert the ethical foundation of the banking and finance industry beyond regulation and compliance, by broadening expectations and discussion to include ethics, integrity, honesty and trust.

We believe adhering to these ethics, combined with our Judo Bank values, will create brighter outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve. This is why each member of our team personally signs The Oath when joining Judo Bank.

Meet the team

At Judo Bank, relationships come first, they are at the heart of everything we do. It's what the business is built on.
Chris Bayliss
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer
Glen Appleby
Chief Information Security Officer
Elvis Gaboyo
Credit Risk Data and Risk Reporting Manager
Alex Twigg
Co-founder and Advisor
Hannah Borash
Angelina Bernal
Director, Third Party
Megan Bradby
Head of Asset Finance
Jacqui Colwell
Chief Risk Officer
Brett Buccilli
Regional Director
The Hon Bruce Billson
Non-Executive Independent Director
David Fite
Non-Executive Director
Geoff Lord
Non-Executive Independent Director
John Fraser
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mette Schepers
Non-Executive Director
Manda Trautwein
Non-Executive Director
Peter Hodgson
Stan Kolenc
Non-Executive Director

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