We are SocietyOne

SocietyOne is Australia’s first and leading marketplace lender

We do things differently! Finding investors who are looking to get great returns and are proud that their investments are supporting real people, then through our lending platform, matching the investors’ funds with high quality borrowers who are looking to get a better and fairer deal than they’d get from the big banks.

Since our beginning in 2012, we’ve matched our investors’ funds with over 35,000 customers and with the support of strong shareholders we’ve gone from strength to strength, evolving from a small online start-up to an industry leading scale-up. 

We continue to grow, recently passing $900 million in lending and now have a goal of reaching $1 billion in lending by 2021. 

At our core we’re fiercely customer focused. We continue to innovate and break barriers to deliver on our mission “To provide a better deal for borrowers and investors… one brilliant lending moment at a time”. 

Award winning personal loans

We're kicking goals!

2020

March

Launched our credit score service, enabling customers to understand, track and improve their credit score

July

Passed $900 million in originations

August

A finalist in the 2020 AFR Top 100 Innovative Companies for our response to COVID-19 hardship (winners announced October 2020) 

2019

March

We pass $600 million in total originations and launch whole loan funding for large institutional investors. SocietyOne took home two awards, receiving the big award of the night Fintech Business Excellence Award (Company) and Lending Innovator of the Year

April

We launch a unit trust enabling sophisticated investors to achieve smooth returns

May

Place 7th in the AFR Most Innovative Companies award for Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services for our broker channel process and experience

August

For our 7th birthday, we celebrate passing $700 million in originations and helping over 30,000 customers

October

Awarded Product Review award for personal loans and a Canstar 5 star award

December

Capital raise of $15 million to support a $100 million funding warehouse and future growth

2018

January

We raise $7.75 million in capital and pass $400 million in originations

May

Placed 37th in the AFR Most Innovative Companies award for improvements to our customer application experience

July

We launch our own credit scorecard, significantly improving our ability to assess borrower applications

September

Total originations passed $500 million

2017

May

We add some trophies to the cabinet winning Innovative Retail Banking Product of the Year at the Australian Retail Banking Awards and Excellence in P2P Lending at the inaugural FinTech Australia awards

October

Current loan book passes $200 million, with $350 million in total lending since inception and having helped more than 13,000 customers

2016

April

We break through the $100 million barrier of loans funded, a record for an Australian marketplace lender

May

We raise a further $25 million in capital from existing and new shareholders, making a total of $55 million since early 2014

December

Total originations reach $200 million since our beginning, another record for lending

2015

February

A great start as we pass $20 million in funded loans

July

We partner with Veda (now Equifax), to promote getcreditscore.com.au and offer credit scores for free

December

KPMG and H2 Ventures ‘Fintech 100 report’ names us as the 37th top financial technology company in the world

2014

February

Westpac Group's Reinventure Fund invests $5 million as part of our Series A capital raising and becomes a major shareholder

March

Lending doubles again, reaching $4 million

December

We welcome Australian Capital Equity, Consolidated Press Holdings and News Corp Australia as shareholders after our successful Series B $20 million capital raising

2013

January

Our loan book reaches $1 million

July

Our loan book doubles! We’re now at $2 million

2012

August

We open for business as Australia's first marketplace lender

November

We’re voted "Best of Show" at Finovate Asia 2012 for our application technology