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Welcome to Aquamore’s business and finance news articles page.

As a Sydney-based private lender, we work to help Australian small and medium-sized businesses grow. Here, we will regularly share insights on the latest financial news.

This page is a resource for recent lending and market updates, as well as Aquamore partner, sponsorship and finance industry events. We also regularly partner with leading lending and credit companies and analysts to provide market commentary.

Learn more about commercial business loans, property loans, short-term bridging finance, self-managed superannuation fund loans and more…

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Short-Term Commercial Loan Questions To Ask Your Broker

If you’re an Australian SME considering short-term commercial loans, you’re not alone.  In this country, lending to medium-sized businesses reached $326 billion in August 2022, a 16 per cent leap from $281 billion the same month in 2019#. Whether funds facilitate growth by securing additional equipment, software, or human resourcing, increase investments, acquire larger or […]

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Self-Managed Super Funds: Property Investment Loans Explained

Helping more Australians retire comfortably is in the nation’s best interests, and superannuation plays a key role in achieving this goal. At Aquamore, we are committed to supporting business clients interested in buying property through a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF). Private lending for SMSFs is experiencing a surge as a response to major lenders withdrawing […]

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How a Commercial Loan Can Help Your Business

Unlocking the full potential of your business sometimes requires outside support. That’s not an indication of weakness or inaptitude; it’s a familiar commercial reality many companies face. It’s not uncommon for businesses to require lending at several different points throughout their life cycle. As the organisation evolves and grows, so do its needs, abilities, and […]

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Aquamore appoints new BDM

Lewis Miles’ appointment as a NSW BDM is part of the company’s broader team expansion strategy, nationally. Read more in MPA.

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2023 Christmas celebrations

It was a great night at Aquamore’s annual Christmas gathering – especially with the team having almost doubled in size from last year!

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Commercial finance insights

We recently hosted the Commercial Finance Market Update live webinar, where a panel of finance specialists unpacked the recent Equifax Quarterly Commercial Insights Report.

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Melbourne Cup

A great Cup Day at Flemington with our VIC team and valuable lending partners: Ben Durkin, Edward Collins, Rohan Gandhi and Chris Dirckze.

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Astute Golf Day

Aquamore were delighted to be silver sponsors of the Astute Financial Management Golf day at Brookwater Golf and Country Club where a lot of money was raised for the Smith Family Charity Foundation.

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BDM in the Spotlight: Richard Planca, Aquamore

It’s fantastic to see our NSW BDM, Richard Planca, in the spotlight. Read more in MPA.

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Fortress Fempire Launch

A huge congratulations Melanie Davis on the launch of Fortress Fempire! We wish you all the very best in this exciting next venture.

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SME Lending Update

Get insights from Matthew Porch, Aquamore, about the factors affecting SME demand for finance, including an overview of the current challenges and opportunities.

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Aquamore joins Compass Aggregation

Great news! Aquamore has joined Compass Aggregation’s panel. Our addition meets sustained broker demand for tailored commercial finance solutions, and access to fast, flexible commercial facilities.

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Aquamore joins outsource Financial

We’re thrilled to join outsource Financials’ panel and enhance brokers' ability to provide debt solutions to the growing number of SMEs seeking alternative commercial facilities

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BDM in the Spotlight: Brett Winzer

Great to see our superstar VIC BDM, Brett Winzer, making headlines. Find out more in MPA

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AFL Grand Final 2023

The game itself was a nail-biter! A closely contested battle that kept us on the edge of our seats till the very end.

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Is A Secured Business Loan Right For You?

Secured business loans can be the oxygen tank a company needs to overcome a hurdle or springboard to further growth. They are used to purchase property, equipment, or technology assets that contribute to supporting growth, efficiency or expansion. 

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What are the Benefits of a Commercial Loan?

Getting ahead as an Australian small business can be far from easy, with many owners encountering challenges from day one. Fast and fuss-free finance can significantly accelerate and positively affect your business.

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National Finance Brokers Day

The 2023 NFBD was epic! As always, was great to network with industry and workshop deals.

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2023 Broker of the Year

Congratulations to Michael Provino of Jericho Capital for being awarded the Aquamore 2023 Broker of the Year!

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Aquamore welcomes new NSW BDM

Aquamore welcomes Narine Kalloghlian as a new NSW BDM. Narine will support brokers to write more commercial finance loans and identify new opportunities. Learn More

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Celebrating JOUST’s new platform

A huge congratulations to JOUST for the launch of its ‘game changer’ new marketplace platform.

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Aquamore VIC office opens!

Aquamore is delighted to announce the opening of its Victorian office at the iconic Rialto Towers. It was great to celebrate this milestone with industry partners.

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Aquamore appoints new QLD BDM

Aquamore welcomes Renae Long as a new QLD BDM. Renae will focus on extending the company’s footprint in metro and regional QLD.

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Commercial finance webinar

Find out the secrets to writing more (and better) commercial finance deals.

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NRL match

The Penrith Panthers didn’t disappoint against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs! Great, as always, to see Leah Renwick, FBAA, and the LoanOptions.ai team.

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Aquamore EOFY race day

It was a great day at Luddenham Race Track for the Aquamore Finance EOFY celebration! A huge thanks to our valued broker partners for all your support over the past year.

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QLD cocktail evening

It was a beautiful evening at the Gadens cocktail event at the Gallery of Modern Art, featuring the QAGOMA | 'Gone Fishing' exhibition - presenting Indigenous Australian artists' works that affirm this cultural, social and recreational activity.

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VIC broker morning tea

It's always great to collaborate with our industry friends at Joust and Credit Fix Solutions to educate brokers on expanding commercial finance opportunities.

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Marketplace finance golf day

Hole in one Team Aquamore? A beautiful day for the Marketplace Finance golf event, hosted by Dino Pacella and team.

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Better Business Summit

Got to love The Adviser Better Business Summit! Always great to catch up with industry at this insightful event.

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Seasons Greetings from Aquamore

What’s not to love about a Christmas party that features Blackjack, Roulette and card poker tables? It was great to celebrate a massive year with Aquamore’s biggest supporters.

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Broker networking event

It was great to host a broker education and networking breakfast in collaboration with Shift, Joust, Heritage Bank and Cape. The was packed with tips on how to diversify, product updates, common scenarios, market insights, and where the corresponding opportunities are.

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MFAA commercial top gun workshop

It was an excellent day at the Sydney MFAA Commercial Top Gun workshop, with brokers extremely keen to extend their commercial offering to support SMEs.

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Movers & Shakers

Congratulations to NSW BDM Candice Lee for being included in The Adviser’s industry ‘Movers & Shakers’ section.

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Aquamore hosts Movember charity event

It was a great opportunity to celebrate Movember and invite industry to get their ‘mo on’ at the Aquamore charity fundraiser.

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New site acquisitions driving demand for private funding

Sustained appetite for new site acquisitions, refinance, and cashouts of unencumbered properties is driving growth at Aquamore. Find out more from NSW BDM, Michael Rhee, in The Adviser.

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Supporting the Salvation Army

The Aquamore team had a great time supporting the 2022 Salvation Army Candle Bag Packing, with some healthy rivalry on whose bag was best! The bags will be sold at the Woolworths Carols in the Domain, with all proceeds going towards homelessness programs.

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Aquamore welcomes new Victorian BDM

Great to have our VIC BDM expand, to include the appointment of Darren McLeod. Read more in The Adviser.

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Aquamore’s warehouse boosted to $170m

Aquamore has announced the completion of a $50 million raise from a global investment bank, significantly increasing the short-term lender’s funding capacity. The lender’s warehouse facility has now reached $170 million after the investment.

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Volatility hits commercial finance market

Commercial lending is being affected by a rapidly changing economic market, says a private lender. Matthew Porch (pictured above), Aquamore’s head of third-party distribution, said this volatility was caused by increasing interest rates, wavering house prices and skyrocketing inflation.

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Everything You Need To Know About A Bridging Loan

A fresh-thinking disruptor in the Australian financial industry, commercial loan provider Aquamore has experienced a strong and enthusiastic broker response to its short-term finance solutions. We sat down with the Head of Third Party Distribution, Matthew Porch, to find out more.

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Making short-term finance easier (not harder) post-pandemic

Here at Aquamore, we believe major lenders have made short-term finance in Australia harder, not easier. They’ve made a fundamental error in assessing the after-effects of COVID and, particularly, how to approach short-term lending.

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$120M Aquamore investment set to generate impressive growth

As part of our continued commitment to provide clients with short-term property-backed secured business loans, Aquamore recently secured a new $120-million warehouse facility.

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