Federal Budget October 22-23.
This Budget is all about taking on the short-term priorities for the new Government. And while the Budget shows us the magnitude of the long-term fiscal challenges confronting the country; it does little to immediately address them. That will have to wait until the next Budget in May 2023.
Federal Budget 22-23.
After a challenging two years, we welcome the support offered to Australian SME businesses by the Federal Government in the 2022-23 Budget.
Set against the challenges of an inflationary environment, labour shortages, and heightened labour costs, business lending in Australia is set to rebound this year, and SMEs will play an important part in our nation’s ongoing economic rebuild.
SMEconomics Report 10th Edition
From gloom to boom! Hot off the press, the 10th edition of the Judo Bank SMEconomics Report - and the last edition for the year - providing an in-depth analysis of Australia’s economic recovery and the outlook for 2022. Read the full Judo Bank SMEconomics Report 10th Edition below.
SMEconomics Report 9th Edition
Welcome to the 9th edition of the Judo Bank SMEconomics Report. This edition provides a first look into Australia’s economy in 2022 – How will consumers be spending their money in 2022? Will labour shortages persist and are the interest rates expected to increase? Click below to read the full Judo Bank SMEconomics Report 9th Edition.
2021 SME Banking Insights - Mid Year Report
Given the dynamics of 2021, we felt that it was important to undertake another comprehensive health check of the SME economy six months on from the last report. This mid-year report reveals that one in two SME businesses (with a turnover of $1 million to $50 million) are in a growth/expansion phase, whilst one in two also attempted to access new funding in the last six months. Sadly, this report shows that some things never change, particularly when it comes to the major banks.
SMEconomics Report 8th Edition
Welcome to the 8th edition of the Judo Bank SMEconomics Report, providing you with the latest insights into Australia's current economic outlook and recovery. In this edition, we address the continued economic expansion occurring across Australia, the state of household finances, challenges in the labour market and the implications for SME business, with a particular focus on the hospitality, construction and export related sectors. Click below to read the Judo Bank SMEconomics Report.
Federal Budget 21-22.
Australia has emerged from the pandemic in a stronger position than most, but now the time has come for a more future-minded approach to economic management. On Tuesday 11th May 2021, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will announce the 21-22 Federal Budget.
At Judo, we are purpose-built to serve SMEs. That’s why we’re bringing you the key takeaways from this year's Federal Budget, in the context of what it means for you as a business.
SMEconomics Report 7th Edition
Welcome to the 7th edition of the Judo Bank SMEconomics Report. After what has been a year unlike any other, 2021 is all about economic recovery and the outlook for growth. This edition of the Judo Bank SMEconomics report provides insights into the outlook for the housing market, inflation, population growth impacts on the economy and the end of JobKeeper. Along with the growth outlook for the world’s two biggest economies, the US and China and implications for Australian businesses.
The facts, the forecast, the future. A guide to the most important budget of a generation.
As a relationship-focused bank, we are committed to supporting our customers and non-Judo customers through the current economic environment and beyond. In partnership with renowned economist Warren Hogan, we’ve created an essential Federal Budget eBook and podcast. We hope the insights and perspectives contained within both provide Australian SMEs with welcome clarity and direction. The government’s message is clear. The economy has been on pause for long enough, now it's time to press play and get Australia and Australian businesses moving forward again.
The critical gaps affecting SME businesses
A tumultuous year for lives and businesses yet, despite all the claims of support, a glaring hole remains in banking service standards for Australian SME businesses. Less than a year after gaining our banking license, Australia was met with the worst recession in a generation and a public health crisis that shook the world.
SMEconomics Report 6th Edition
2020 has been a year unlike any other with the impact of the COVID pandemic being felt across the global economy. This edition of the Judo SMEconomics report examines the Australian economic landscape and provides insights into what the recovery looks like for Australian business now and into the future.
The facts, the forecast, the future.
A guide to the most important budget of a generation. As a relationship-focused bank, we are committed to supporting our customers and non-Judo customers through the current economic environment and beyond.
In partnership with renowned economist Warren Hogan, we’ve created an essential Federal Budget eBook and podcast. We hope the insights and perspectives contained within both provide Australian SMEs with welcome clarity and direction.
The passion that drives Judo Bank co-CEO Joseph Healy
On 24th April 2019, Judo Bank officially became a bank. With Joseph Healy and David Hornery at the helm, we set off on our mission of making lending human again, transforming the banking landscape for SMEs that need it most. Having spent much of his career working with the Big 4, Judo Bank co-CEO Joseph Healy wanted to bring back relationship banking in its truest form, with small to medium businesses the key focus.
SMEconomics Report 4th Edition
This is serious. When will it end? Where will it end? In early May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released data suggesting that almost 1,000,000 people had lost their jobs since mid March 2020. The job losses from March/April this year are simply staggering. As the Governor of the Reserve Bank and others have said, we have not seen losses of this magnitude since the Great Depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Rolling up your sleeves and doing it yourself
While many of us may fantasise about opening a business, the dream is often quite different to the reality. Once you progress from goal setting to planning, your vision may seem significantly more challenging to achieve. But if you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work, it can be incredibly enriching and rewarding.
SMEconomics Report 2nd Edition
Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Judo Bank SMEconomics Report. Our aim is to provide you with ideas - food for thought and discussion. We don’t have all the answers, but we can have a go at making sense of the world we live, and do business in.