Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

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Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance and commercial loans. It will be enabled by Qantas Business Rewards, the airline’s frequent flyer program for SMEs. Olivia Wirth, Qantas Loyalty CEO, hopes that this move will help support businesses throughout the… Continue reading Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

SMEs to receive 6 more months of rent relief

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Tenants who received rent relief under the COVID-19 mandatory code of conduct will continue to receive concessions for at least six months after October 2020. Last week, the NSW Supreme Court found that luxury footwear retailer, Sneakerboy, will have until 30 April 2021 before its landlord can increase rent or evict it. What relief do… Continue reading SMEs to receive 6 more months of rent relief

NSW government offering SMEs $10,000 to expand globally

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On Monday 17 August, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro announced a $12 million Going Global Package to bolster the export capabilities of eligible NSW businesses. “Helping home-grown businesses succeed in the global marketplace is more important than ever before and here in NSW we have some of… Continue reading NSW government offering SMEs $10,000 to expand globally

Five Australian startups to follow in 2020 H2

With the ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19, 2020 is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record economically, and Australian startups are particularly feeling the pinch as many investors withdraw funding. However, a silver lining, perhaps, is that the pandemic poses an opportunity for startups to challenge bigger businesses and to grow, adapt… Continue reading Five Australian startups to follow in 2020 H2