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Should you be fixing your interest rates?

Should you be fixing your interest rates?

Businesses owners continue to enjoy the benefits of record low interest rates and with some experts predicting the Reserve Bank’s [...]

SmartCompany names theBankDoctor as #5 in Australia’s Best Business Blogs

SmartCompany names theBankDoctor as #5 in Australia’s Best Business Blogs

SmartCompany has recognised theBankDoctor’s contribution to the SME sector by naming it as one of Australia’s best business blogs. This [...]

How to take control of your banking destiny

How to take control of your banking destiny

We regularly hear about how SMEs are powerless when it comes to dealing with banks but recent research conducted by [...]

Australian SMEs need & deserve a borrowers’ Bill of Rights

Australian SMEs need & deserve a borrowers’ Bill of Rights

Predatory lenders exist in the SME space just like the payday personal lenders. The risk is the less scrupulous operators [...]

How to turn your bank manager into a raving fan

How to turn your bank manager into a raving fan

A bank manager who is a raving fan can do wonders for you but on the other hand if you get offside [...]

The secret to securing funding

The secret to securing funding

This Fairfax Media article suggests one way of enhancing your prospects of getting a bank loan to buy a business is [...]

Regional banks – Why SMEs prefer them to the Big Four

Regional banks – Why SMEs prefer them to the Big Four

Although the big banks still dominate the SME market, business owners are switching to regional banks in increasing numbers. Small [...]

Borrowing from family or friends to finance a small business – good idea or not?

Borrowing from family or friends to finance a small business – good idea or not?

Borrowing from family and friends is a very common way of financing a small business. Business owners approach family and friends [...]

Banks & Fintechs need each other

Banks & Fintechs need each other

The first bank to partner with a fintech could dominate  SME lending In 5 years time, Fintechs will dominate the [...]

The Banking and Finance Oath can help improve ethical standards

The Banking and Finance Oath can help improve ethical standards

Everyone who works in Banking & Finance should take The Oath. Established in April 2012 the Banking & Finance Oath [...]

Fintechs provide competition in small business lending

Fintechs provide competition in small business lending

The emergence of disruptors using finance technology (hence fintechs) onto the SME lending scene is welcome news for the thousands of [...]

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

theBankDoctor is an independent Not for Profit online resource centre helping people better understand and deal with the challenges of funding [...]

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