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09 September 2022


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Hi, and welcome to Banjo Loans Deal of the month

My name is Nick Rogers, and I’m a Partner Manager for VIC and SA

This business is a privately-owned Australian retirement village development and management business. An established business in operation for almost 15 years and has an annual turnover of $16 million, it currently comprises of 404 completed and occupied independent living units.

Their growth goals aim to develop up to 1,110 units. In their plan, their vision is to provide residents with commercial and retail spaces, a 9-hole golf course, and related recreational facilities.

Historically, the retirement village achieved new settlements of 45-55 per year, however the flow on effects of COVID saw the settlements reduced to as little as 17 in FY22. This resulted in the cost to complete funding ratios to be exceeded, as well as delays in earth works and building.

The business approached Banjo for our short-term funding solution in order to pay out builders for outstanding claims, for assistance with the earthworks/construction supplier and to cover GST payments for the following 2 months.

Banjo’s credit assessors reviewed the credit factors and discovered that the directors had a strong commercial background in finance and were considered high integrity.

This business was also a leading retirement village in Australia and was highly profitable.

Due to these factors, Banjo assisted with a 2 to 6 month Single Pay (bridging finance) Loan of $1,000,000 within 4 days of application approval so the business could progress with its vision.

Thanks for watching, and if you have customers, you feel could benefit from a Banjo working capital loan, please do not hesitate to your local Business Development Manager from Banjo. Likewise, please keep an eye out for our soon-to-be-released Asset Finance product.


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