Bigstone Business Loans Review

In this review, we will cover Bigstone’s lending practices, how their corporate structure is set up, and how borrowers can apply.

Bigstone Review in Numbers

Australian Business Number (ABN): 44 603 289 658
Australian Credit License: 603 289 658
Loan amount: from $10,000 to $250,000
Loan term: from 24 months – 36 months
Unsecured Loans Offered? Yes
Easy Online Application: Yes
Response Normally Within: Less than 24 hours
Documents Required to Apply: Six months of bank statements, a copy of lease, Photo ID, documents related to your loan’s security (if applicable)
Requirements to Apply: Been in business for 9 months, has 1+ employees, more than $250,000 in annual revenue, good credit, no bankruptcies
Minimal Interest Rates: 8%/month
General Feedback from Clients Online: N/A. We have not seen anything written online about Bigstone Capital.
Awards and Recognition: Wholesale Business of the Year and Retail Business of the Year from Optus MyBusiness Awards 2017, 2017 Communicator Award
Website Address: https://www.bigstone.com.au/

Short Summary:

Bigstone offers a wide range of loan amounts to help Australian small businesses achieve their goals. They believe that, if your business has excellent performance and profitability, you should have access to a loan – and fast. However, Bigstone does have several application criteria that borrowers must meet in order to qualify.

Bigstone Alternatives in Australia:

Best Lender As Rated By Users ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Est. 2011  

  • Funding: $5,000 to $250,000.
  • Innovation Awards.
  • 1-2 Days for Response to Application.
  • 9.5 / 10 on TrustPilot.
  • Offers Unsecured Business Loans
  • Suitable for Bad Credit Business Finance.

The Industry Veteran ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Est. 2002

  • Funding: $5,000 to $400,000.
  • Fewest Documents Required
  • Industry veteran for 13 years.
  • 95% Positive Client Reviews.
  • Offers
  • Accepts New Business (6-month minimum time in operation)
  • Min. Monthly Turnover $10,000.

Coherent and Transparent Repayment Schedule ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Est. 2016

  • Funding: $5,000 to $100,000.
  • Accepts New Business (6-month minimum time in operation).
  • Clear repayment schedule.
  • Offers Unsecured Business Loans in Australia. 
  • Accepts Bad Credit Borrowers.

New and Exciting ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Est. 2015

  • Funding: $5,000 to $250,000.
  • Excellent Global Reputation.
  • Quote Estimator on Website.
  • Offers Unsecured Business Loans.
  • Min. Annual Turnover $200,000.

 

Company Story

Founded by Boyd Pederson, Liam McLagan, and Rob Morgan in 2014, Bigstone is already making waves on the small business lender scene. Bigstone has raised millions of dollars in capital from investors, including diversified investments and venture capital firm, CVC. They are currently working in both Australia and Southeast Asia, but are hoping with the most recent round of investments that they’ll soon be offering small business loans on a global scale.

 

Bigstone Capital started lending in Australia in 2016, but are already seeing a lot of success – including media coverage. This is, in large part, due to their unique peer-to-peer marketplace model of lending. They match small businesses with financing from wholesale investors – not a bad idea for diversifying risk and still getting funds to small businesses.

 

Bigstone is truly a fintech lender that’s disrupting the industry as we know it. Their lending process is seamless, and they’re receiving capital investments where other, similar lenders are not. Many investors say they’re drawn to Bigstone because of their strong leadership team, and their commitment to best practices.

 

Bigstone Client Reviews

 

-Bigstone’s Verified Review Page – 12 Reviews, 16% Average, 84% Positive (YotPo component on Bigstone’s website)

 

Analysis of Client Reviews:

Bigstone has only been available in Australia for about a year, despite having “officially” launched in 2014. This means that they don’t have very many reviews currently available. However, their verified reviewers on their website have left very thorough, open, and honest reviews about their experiences. In general, they’re all incredibly positive. The few complaints we found were about the fact that this is a fairly new lender – therefore their events aren’t full of people, and their seminars often have only a few of their team leaders available.

 

Bigstone Loan Compatibility

 

  • Startup: No. Bigstone only works with businesses with 9 months of experience.
  • Bad credit: No. Bigstone does require reasonable credit and a credit check.
  • Sole trader: No, Bigstone requires you have more than one employee.
  • Established business: Yes, Bigstone works with established businesses.
  • Turnover: Bigstone requires a minimum $250,000/year in sales.