Fintech Avenue closes $37m to launch next-gen business banking solutions

Fintech Avenue closes $37m to launch next-gen business banking solutions

24 Feb '21
2min read

Australian fintech Avenue, is gearing up to launch a digital first business bank after closing its $37m Series B funding round.

Amongst backers of the business is Liberty Financial Group, which has helped more than 500,000 households and SMEs in Australia and New Zealand with more than $36 billion in funding and recently listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:LFG).

I’m delighted to welcome Liberty as a strategic investor, given its incredible track record and vision to be the leading finance group in Australasia that champions free thinking. I’m excited by our aligned visions and look forward to exploring future opportunities together.

George Confos, Chief Executive Officer

The fresh funds will be used to build core banking technology and activate Avenue’s ‘go to market’ strategy. 

Mr Confos said, “Our mission remains the same and we aim to explore more ways to leverage our status as a bank, offering unique services in the market, upon becoming an ADI."

“Avenue seeks to deliver better banking solutions for Australian businesses. We’re solving real problems for real people, focussing initially on small and medium sized enterprises.” 

Mr Confos added, "The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have made our value proposition even more pronounced, particularly as government support schemes run off and business activity slowly picks up."

Finally, Avenue added to its first-rate executive team with new leaders who have deep expertise in Credit, HR, Legal and Operations.

Additions to the Avenue Leadership Team:

James McCusker
Chief Credit Risk Officer

Nicole Karagiannis
Chief People Officer

Alex Crammond
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Lisa Cleaver
Head of Operations

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