PRESS RELEASE

Valiant announces partnership with Octomedia to launch the Inside Small Business LoanConnect platform

This is a press release about the launch of Inside Small Business LoanConnect in October 2016.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Media Release

4 OCTOBER 2016

Valiant announces partnership with Octomedia to launch the Inside Small Business LoanConnect platform

Valiant and Octomedia have announced an exclusive partnership to bring business loan solutions to Australia’s small business community. The partnership is a game-changer for Australian publishing, delivering an exclusive business loan search and application portal as a co-branded offer with Octomedia’s publication, Inside Small Business.

By dynamically accessing Valiant’s panel of 35+ leading lenders, Inside Small Business LoanConnect compares small business owner’s loan requests to the lender’s credit criteria. Valiant’s proprietary algorithm matches customers instantaneously, saving the borrower time and stress.

“Our partnership with Octomedia through Inside Small Business is a natural fit as a result of our shared goal of helping small businesses gain financial and operational success,” said Valiant’s Co-founder and Head of Product, Ritchie Cotton.

“It gives us great pleasure to be able to power Inside Small Business LoanConnect with Valiant’s market-leading loan matching algorithm and user experience. We’ve built the platform to be configurable from the ground up and are extremely excited to use the technology as a platform to build a strong partnership with Octomedia, a group that really shares our passion in helping small business.”

Octomedia CEO, Oliver Ranck emphasised Octomedia’s drive to help the small business community make better financial decisions. “At Inside Small Business we hunt for the best news, views and reports to assist our business readers, and now we’re taking it to the next level by providing the community with a valuable business tool,” Ranck said.

“One of the most difficult challenges for any business is finance. Securing, sourcing and making the right choice is fundamental for future success. Creating tools to make this process easier for time poor business owners is fundamental and we're proud to form a strategic relationship with Valiant to provide an easy-to-use snapshot of finance options and lenders across Australia to our business readers.”

“The small business lending market has grown extremely fast, yet remains a complex and stressful space for Australia’s 2 million SMB owners to find, compare and apply for business finance,” said Co-founder and Managing Director, Alex Molloy.

“Our business loan marketplace helps small business owners quickly navigate this lending landscape, and we’ve now been successful in finding millions of dollars in loans for business owners. We look forward to increasing our reach with Inside Small Business LoanConnect and serving more customers.”

Through Inside Small Business LoanConnect, small businesses owners can access more than fifty business loan options including secured and unsecured term loans, business overdrafts, lines of credit, equipment finance, debtor finance, merchant cash advances, and business credit cards.

Further reading

Access to Inside Small Business LoanConnect can be found at: www.insidesmallbusiness.com.au/loanconnect

About the Valiant platform

Valiant Finance is a business loan marketplace that matches borrowers to lenders, with the aim of removing the barriers that prevent Australia’s small-to-medium enterprises from scaling and growing. Using a proprietary algorithm that identifies the best loan product for the customer, the platform improves the experience for the business owner and saves the lender time by pre-vetting the borrower.

Products available through the Valiant Finance platform include:

  • Unsecured business loans;
  • Secured term loans;
  • Overdrafts;
  • Line of credit;
  • Equipment finance;
  • Debtor financing;
  • Merchant cash advances; and
  • Business credit cards.

Further information

Alex Molloy Cofounder & CEO

Ritchie Cotton Cofounder & Head of Product

[email protected] / 0448 488 123 Nathalie Jones Communications Manager