Marketlend Academy

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    Why investing in SME loans is a great way to invest? 5 August 2022

    The other day I was talking with someone, and they asked me what makes lending to small and medium businesses a great way to invest. Let’s just say my response to a question like that was more than just “profitability”.

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    How marketplace lending can jump-start your business 1 July 2021

    One of the most important aspects of starting a business is the ability to fund it. There are already a multitude of factors to consider when creating your first budget sheet and it can be daunting trying to figure out how much you need before you open your doors.

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    How to diversify your portfolio by investing overseas 1 July 2021

    Portfolio diversification is one of the most important things you can do as an investor. Sure, this point could easily be applied to your choice of company stocks on the stock exchange but there’s more to investing than just looking at opportunities within your own country.

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    Investing Trends After COVID-19: What’s Next? 7 June 2021

    A recent article in The Sydney Morning Herald pointed out that the slow vaccine rollout in Australia may have long-term effects for investors in the country. As new virus variants emerge and countries like the United States and the United Kingdom consider options for reopening after their populations are vaccinated, it looks like the Australian economy could miss out on the economic benefits of visiting tourists, students and others.

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    The Advantages of Marketplace Lending 7 June 2021

    A 2020 report about the state of fintech in Australia found that 15% of companies in the sector offer marketplace lending solutions, making these platforms more popular than other trending categories like blockchain and cryptocurrency.

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    Catalyst Bond: Our response to the volatile commodity trading market 20 October 2020

    As a leading trade commodity provider in the Asian market, Marketlend has seen firsthand the ongoing issues to do with the withdrawal of banks and insurers from the commodity financing market.

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    Marketplace Lending: A high return investment in a low interest world 3 September 2019

    Recent months have seen historic slashes to the official interest rates by the Reserve Bank, and it’s keeping some of us up at night. The world is in an interesting place geo-politically, and we’re even seeing negative interest surfacing in Europe.

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    Dynamic Business: Let’s talk Marketing 29 August 2019

    This article fragment was originally posted at Dynamic Business, on 28 August 2019. In our Let’s Talk discussion today, we’re sharing the insider tips from small businesses that have marketed a new product or service, and what they’ve learned from that process.

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    Dear Brokers: Here's how to solve your client’s cash gaps 27 August 2019

    The last decade has seen something of a revolution in the Fintech space. More reliable and widespread connectivity, together with increased trust of online financial institutions, has exponentially increased the options available to brokers and their clients beyond the traditional bricks and mortar lenders.

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    Editorial: The true role of the SME broker 21 July 2019

    The following editorial, by Marketlend founder Leo Tyndall, was originally published by Australian Broker on 10 July 2019. It’s no exaggeration to say that SMEs are the backbone of our economy.

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