3:00AM | Wednesday, 21 March 2012 | Australia is experiencing negative growth in loans to businesses, with a new report revealing Australia lags behind the G8 average by 2% and the BRIC nations’ average by a whopping 68%.
11:29PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 | Retail and hospitality businesses relying on weekend trade look set for quicker access to their funds, with two of the major banks moving to same-day settlement, seven days a week.
10:41PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 | More than 80% of Australian SMEs will offer staff pay rises in the next 12 months to combat skills shortages, a new report reveals, while political uncertainty continues to dampen business confidence.
7:52PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 | Westpac has re-launched its Bank of Melbourne brand in Victoria, although new figures show small businesses see little difference between the major banks and their regional counterparts.
6:00AM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 | Westpac has extended its lead on the other major banks due to improved ratings in the micro business market, according to the latest DBM Business Financial Services Monitor.
5:53PM | Thursday, 26 May 2011 | Non-bank lender Pepper Homeloans says it will target small business owners and the self-employed after purchasing a $5 billion mortgage portfolio from GE Capital.
5:19PM | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | New research reveals more Australians do their banking online rather than visiting a branch, although industry experts say face-to-face service still resonates with small business customers.
5:53PM | Friday, 13 May 2011 | The major banks are still struggling to rebuild SME satisfaction six months after raising their interest rates higher than the official cash rate, new figures suggest.
2:00AM | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 | National Australia Bank was the only major bank to record a fall in customer satisfaction rates in January, according to the latest Business Financial Services Monitor.
1:13PM | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 | New data reveals Westpac has continued its reign as the favoured business bank, but customer satisfaction across the banks continues to decline.