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Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association

The national peak professional body of the equipment finance industry.

 

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Representing you. CAFBA advocates for the equipment finance industry to federal and state governments and the regulators on issues that affect our industry
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Network and learn. From professional development days to web-based programs, CAFBA provides you with the knowledge and resources to help you succeed.
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As a professional commercial equipment finance broker, joining CAFBA will provide you with the skills and backing that only the peak national association can provide
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Question “Will Fintech’s replace Brokers?”

As brokers we know that we play an important role in the finance market by helping people in business to access funding solutions that help their businesses grow.  We work hard in building relationships and unlike some others we are with our clients for the long term. However we do have a competitor that has been entering the SME Market.  It is “technology” that first appeared in our space around 2011 when the first players ushered in alternative financial services giving rise to the FinTech Industry. In Australia the rise of FinTech’s in a short time has been staggering. This has been driven mainly by technology and changing consumer needs. Being alternatives to traditional methods they are generally disrupters who offer consumers a different way to access products and/or services. What Uber has done to taxis is what Fintechs want to do with Financial Services. I was surprised to learn that the Australian Fintech’s Industry Association has a current membership base that now comprises well over 100 start-ups, venture capital funds, hubs and accelerators.   By sheer coincidence whilst writing this blog our company received an email from yet another new entrant! FinTech’s targeting our core client base typically provide unsecured business finance using web based applications, combined with credit scoring and behavioural history. They are seen by some as being a lot easier to use than traditional financiers. Approval of finance can be in as little as ten minutes! So in answering the question “Will Finance Brokers be replaced by Fintech’s?”  They will in my opinion remain complimentary to our services.  Whilst we have competition, as long as we... read more

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