Five FinTechs on Friday – July 9, 2021

We are back with a brand new edition of Five Fintechs on Friday featuring Banjo Loans, Valiant, Superhero, APLYiD, and Monevo.

Check out their offerings below!

Banjo Loans

It’s a fresh new look for Banjo! Banjo has been delivering working capital solutions to small and medium-sized businesses since 2015. At Banjo we’re passionate about helping SMEs across Australia reach their full potential. It’s the focus and development of our smart solutions, smart partnerships, and smart responsibility combined with the direct access to our credit assessment team, that allows us to offer SMEs flexibility and provide unsecured loans up to $500K across 6-24 month terms. Earlier this year Banjo commissioned a survey of a broad cross-section of Australian SMEs – Banjo SME Compass report 2021 is the first in our annual series. You can download a copy of the Banjo SME Compass report 2021 here.


Valiant is Australia’s only end-to-end business finance platform, pairing customers with the right funding solution for their needs. They’ve helped more than 90,000 businesses assess their financing options and access over $700 million in funding. By leveraging relationships they’ve built with over 80 leading lenders, Valiant can streamline your application and get it approved in as little as 24 hours (even without a ‘perfect’ credit score). Whether you’re looking for new equipment, fit-outs or a cash flow boost, spend two minutes with Valiant to see your options and grow your business today. Get started with Valiant here.


Superhero is an online Aussie and the U.S. share trading platform that aims to make investing accessible, understandable and affordable for all Australians. Superhero co-founders, CEO John Winters and CTO Wayne Baskin, built Superhero to enable customers to begin and continue their wealth creation journey via a clean and simple interface. Superhero offers a premium trading offering, including access to live AU and U.S. market data, instant PayID transfers and the ability to trade in real-time with no account fees. At $5 per trade ($0 to buy ETFs), it’s a highly competitive offering that has seen more than 80,000 customers sign up since its launch in September 2020. In July, Superhero went live with commission-free U.S trading with 4,500 U.S. shares and ETFs available to invest in for $0 brokerage and real-time FX transfers for no extra fees.


APLYiD offers a wide range of frictionless onboarding solutions assisting in AML/KYC obligations, fraud reduction, and affordability checks including: biometric ID checking – using facial recognition and face matching technology, trusted sources for electronic ID verification including the DVS and leading credit bureau data, PEP & Sanctions screening, custom forms to create a bespoke customer onboarding experience, affordability and bank statement verification, and is accessible through a SaaS platform and supports an open API to meet bespoke requirements. Focusing on user experience first, APLYiD makes onboarding fast and secure.


Monevo is a B2BC Personal Credit Platform and API that operates in the UK, US, Poland and Australia. Monevo provides the infrastructure, technology, decisions and relationships to facilitate a highly complex global personal credit marketplace that is growing rapidly. Monevo powers personal credit comparison and searches for some of the world’s leading financial services brands. It’s API and white label solutions empower Partners to offer their customers personalised credit offers from Monevo’s integrated network of lenders and banks. Monevo is used by over 100 lenders and banks globally to distribute personal loans and credit cards.
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