Butn Review

This Butn Finance review provides an overview of who Butn are as a company and the types of business finance they offer. We’ll look at the tech integration that makes Butn unique and how this can help Butn clients, as well as their clients’ customers and suppliers. We’ll also take a look at the credibility and history of the firm, which has resulted in Butn’s ASX listing in 2021. Read our Butn Finance Review to find out if this lender is a good fit for your business.

🌐 Website:https://butn.co/
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📝 ABN:42 644 182 883
📝 Credit License:644 182 883
💰 Loan AmountTechnically no minimum or maximum limits.

Instantly approves invoices and purchases up to $75,000 – amounts greater than this approved same-day and an excess fee may apply

⏲️ Loan TermUntil invoice due date
💸 Unsecured Loans?Yes – invoices act as a type of security so no assets required to secure the loan
⌚ Lender RequirementsRegistered business/entities with an ABN or ACN. Sole proprietors accepted too.
📃 Required:Drivers license for each of the company’s directors, and an online banking account.
⏱️ Response Time:Once account is set up, invoices are approved instantly/same-day
🌝 Easy to Apply:Yes, fully online (expedited application here)

The Nitty-gritty

💌 Online Reviews:None
🏆 Awards and Recognition:None
💳 Minimal Interest Rates:Typically, the fee ranges between 3% and 6%. If a debtor misses the invoice due date, extension fees work out at 0.1% each day the outstanding balance of the invoice is overdue.
⚖️ Advantages
  • Tech integration makes it easier for customers to pay you on credit
  • Buy now pay later for business
  • Cash advance that allows businesses to both receive payment from customers sooner and pay their suppliers sooner
  • Fast growth since 2015 launch
  • Easy integration with online bank account
  • Fund per invoice, don’t have to outsource whole debtor book
⚖️ Disadvantages
  • No client reviews online
  • Borrow only against the value of invoices until their due date
  • Excess fees may apply when borrowing over $75,000
  • Fall in share price since public listing
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Review Table of Contents
Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Company Story & Credibility

Founded in 2015, Butn Limited is an Australian Business-to-Business (‘B2B’) funder innovating the way SMEs fund and grow their businesses.

Walter Rapoport and Rael Ross co-founded the Group and both hold the role of Executive Director and Joint Executive. The senior leadership team is informed by over 100 years of combined experience in financial services and technology.

Butn focuses on transactional funding – funding SME businesses through their working capital constraints by financing individual transactions, leveraging the end debtor’s credit. With a vision of “Your money, today” Butn delivers cash flow funding solutions at the click of a ‘Butn’ and has funded over $700 million to Australian businesses. Butn is already used by many of Australia’s largest B2B marketplaces, across a range of industries. Their technology employs the same encryption processes as the big banks, ensuring transactions are safe and secure.

The last financial year saw continued momentum and strong demand for transactional funding from small and medium sized enterprises with originations growing to $207 million, up 25% on the prior financial year (and meaning almost a third of all Butn funding was granted in the last year).

In November 2020, Butn successfully raised $7.5 million in a pre-IPO Convertible Note issue to institutional investors to further support Butn’s operations, originations, distribution and receivables book growth. Further to this, in January 2021, MYOB Australia made a strategic investment of $5 million and entered into a strategic partnership agreeing to provide Butn X, one of Butn’s transactional funding products for business invoice factoring, for deployment to MYOB’s business user base.

The company achieved a successful ASX listing on July 6th, 2021 raising $20 million through strong institutional support. The firm has however seen its share price fall from 0.50 AUD to 0.28 AUD in the first few months it has been trading publicly.

Credibility Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

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Butn’s Lending Solutions

Butn’s lending solutions can be defined in three categories:

Butn Pay 

Butn Pay provides its clients with the ability to integrate Butn as part of its online checkout or purchase experience. Working as a ‘Buy now pay later’ option for businesses, it allows customers of Butn’s clients to pay on credit. Working in the same fashion as consumers opting to purchase something from a business through a credit company like Klarna.

Butn X

Butn X is a traditional invoice finance solution. Upload the invoice to Butn and they will provide the cash advance. Up to 95% of the invoice can be advanced and Butn will fund single invoices, multiple invoices or whole book solutions. A number of lenders only offer whole book solutions but Butn grants the power to the client who can select the invoices they want financed. As a B2B solution, businesses can also opt to pay their own invoices through Butn, providing an option to pay suppliers instantly and then pay Butn when the invoice is due.

Butn Now

Butn Now is Butn’s working capital solution specifically targeted at commission earning companies such as mortgage brokers and real estate agents. Butn instantly advances commission into a nominated bank account and is then repaid the advance at settlement.

Butn Plus

Butn Plus is Butn’s first foray into straightforward term loans for business. They provide secured business loans up to $600,000, though it’s not clear how long finance is granted for or what the terms of the secured loan are. Right now, it feels like this is very much a new offering where Butn is still finding its feet – whilst the Butn website has a page dedicated to Butn Plus, the rest of the website refers to how Butn lends against receivables and makes little reference to its secured loan solution.

Product Score: ⭐⭐ 

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Butn Client Reviews

In Numbers

– TrustPilot Australia: No Reviews

– Google Reviews: No Reviews

The Feedback

There are absolutely zero online reviews of Butn. No Butn reviews on the review platform TrustPilot (nor does Butn have a TrustPilot account) and there aren’t even any Butn reviews to be found on google.

Analysis of Client Reviews:

Considering we haven’t been able to find any client experiences with Butn, we simply can’t recommend the firm in this category.

What we can say is that MYOB, the multinational and market-leading business software provider in Australia, has sufficient confidence in Butn that it has not only invested $5million into the company but it has partnered with Butn to integrate within its own ‘MYOB essentials’ platform. Making it possible for MYOB business customers to pay on finance at the click of ‘Butn’.

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Butn’s Online Platform

Butn’s website is very much what you’d expect from a fintech provider – it’s slick and easy-to-navigate but arguably lacks the detail to get a full understanding of Butn’s lending solutions and borrower requirements. That being said, there is an FAQ section which provides basic information on how to register and the fees that apply.

Being a publicly traded company, there is also an investor relations section where readers can get under the hood of the company’s financials and hear directly from Butn’s CEO & board.

Website Score: ⭐⭐ 

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Butn Loan Compatibility

  • Startup: Yes, early stage businesses can be accepted.
  • Bad credit: As funding is ‘secured’ by invoices it can be a good option for businesses with bad credit.
  • Sole trader: Yes, Butn specifically states it works with sole proprietors.
  • Established business: Yes, Butn accepts established businesses, though excess fees may apply for over $75,000.
  • Turnover: There are no minimum turnover specifications.
Compatibility Score: ⭐⭐ 

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Butn Review Summary
Overall
82%
82%
  • Credibility - 95%
    95%
  • Client Reviews - 11%
    11%
  • Website - 99%
    99%
  • Compatibility - 95%
    95%
  • Min Interest Rate - 94%
    94%
  • Uniqueness of Solution - 98%
    98%

Editor's Conclusions

Butn is a fast growing fintech lender that, in addition to providing finance on the upload of a company invoice, can also issue finance at the click of a ‘butn’ should clients integrate the Butn widget within their checkout experience. For this reason, it’s commonly used by online marketplaces who sell goods wholesale B2B.

We are concerned by the lack of client reviews which seem to be a result of Butn not registering for a review platform as it simply gives us no feel for what existing Butn clients have had to say about their experience. Though we are comforted by the fact that leading organisations such as BYOB have opted for Butn as their product partner to provide invoice finance within their own MYOB essentials platform. Making Butn a great choice for existing MYOB customers.

Best for:

✓ B2B Businesses

✓ Wholesale Online Marketplaces

✓ BYOB Customers