Frequently Asked Questions
The basics to be eligible to apply for Braid Finance are:
- 18 years of age
- Have internet banking for the account your income is deposited into and access
- Have regular consistent income going into a bank account for 6 months
- Have at least 90 days of bank statements. This can be across different bank accounts.
- Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
It is free to apply with us. If you are not sure if you will meet our criteria, we encourage you to complete an application so we can look into your individual situation. We treat every application on its merits on a case by case basis. We understand that everyone’s situation is different. Loan applications are only accepted online.
The purpose of our application form is to get a better understanding of your financial position and credit history.
Besides basic questions, we will ask you to submit a your bank statements, Medicare Card, Drivers License or Passport.
We are required to identify you, which we do electronically using ID numbers, we need 100 points of ID to process your application.
Please have your identity documents such as a drivers licence handy.
On occasion we will need other supporting documentation which our loan specialists will request if needed.
We lend to people with a bad credit history, good credit history and no credit rating at all.
As responsible finace brokers, we do perform credit checks on eligible applicants. Credit checks will play a small role in our decision making. We focus more on your present financial position than your past financial position.
We will never perform a credit check without your express consent which you provide to us when you apply for a loan with us. We store your acknowledgement and consent for 7 years and it can be supplied on demand.
Applications can be submitted 24 hours a day via our website application form. Most applicants will get a call back within 24 to 48 hours. If anything further is required we will notify you on your call.
Our Slacks Creek Braid Finance Office hours are:
- 8.30 am to 5.30 pm – Monday to Friday
- 8.30 am to 2.00 pm – Saturday
- CLOSED – Sunday
If you have applied outside of business hours, we will contact you when business hours resume on Monday or in the morning of a weekday.
Approved applicants then have their cash in their bank account within minutes after signing their contract.
General Finance Information
Bank Headquarters Established Owned by / Subsidiary of
86 400 Sydney 2019 Subsidiary of UBank a division of National Australia Bank
AMP Bank Sydney 1849
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) Melbourne 1835
Australian Military Bank (previously Australian Defence Credit Union) Sydney 1959
Australian Mutual Bank (previously Sydney Credit Union & Endeavour Mutual Bank) Sydney 1953
Australian Settlements Limited (ASL) Canberra 1993
Auswide Bank formerly Wide Bay Building Society Bundaberg 1966
Bank Australia (previously Bankmecu) Melbourne 1957
BankFirst Melbourne 1972
Bank of Melbourne Melbourne 2011 Subsidiary of Westpac
Bank of Queensland Brisbane 1863
BankSA Adelaide 1848 Subsidiary of Westpac
BankVic Melbourne 1974
Bankwest Perth 1895 Subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank
Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Bendigo 1858
Beyond Bank Australia Adelaide 2008
Clean Energy Finance Corporation Sydney 2012 Owned by the Australian Government
Commonwealth Bank Sydney 1911
Defence Bank Melbourne 1975
Delphi Bank (previously Bank of Cyprus Australia) Melbourne 2000 Division of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank
Gateway Bank Sydney 1955
G&C Mutual Bank Sydney 1959
Greater Bank Newcastle 1945
Heritage Bank Toowoomba 1875
Hume Bank Albury 1955
IMB Bank Wollongong 1880
Macquarie Bank Sydney 1969
ME Bank Melbourne 1994 Subsidiary of the Bank of Queensland
MyLife MyFinance Melbourne 2016
MyState Bank Hobart 2009
National Australia Bank Melbourne 1982
Newcastle Permanent Building Society Newcastle 1903
P&N Bank Perth 1990
Police Bank Sydney 1964
QBank Brisbane 1964
Qudos Bank Sydney 1959
RACQ Bank Brisbane 1965 Owned by Royal Automobile Club of Queensland
Regional Australia Bank Armidale 1969
Rural Bank (previously Elders Rural Bank) Melbourne 2000 Subsidiary of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank
St George Bank Sydney 1992 Subsidiary of Westpac
Suncorp Bank Brisbane 1902
Teachers Mutual Bank Sydney 1966
Tyro Payments Sydney 2003
UBank Melbourne 2008 Division of National Australia Bank
Unity Bank Sydney 1970
Up Melbourne 2018 Subsidiary of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank
Volt Bank Sydney 2018
Westpac (previously Bank of New South Wales) Sydney 1817
Foreign banks wishing to carry on a banking business in Australia must obtain a banking authority under the Banking Act issued by APRA, either to operate as a wholesale bank through an Australian branch or to conduct business through an Australian-incorporated subsidiary.
Arab Bank Australia Sydney
Bank of China (Australia) Sydney
Bank of Sydney, subsidiary of Bank of Beirut Sydney
Citibank Australia Sydney
HSBC Bank Australia Sydney
HDFC Bank Australia Sydney
ING Bank (Australia) a subsidiary of ING Group, Netherlands Sydney
Rabobank Australia (a subsidiary of Rabobank Nederland from October 1994) Sydney
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Bank of America, National Association
Bank of Baroda
Bank of China Limited
Bank of Communications Co., Ltd.
Barclays Capital (the trading name of Barclays Bank plc)
China Construction Bank Corporation
China Everbright Bank Co. Ltd.
DBS Bank Limited
Deutsche Bank AG
HBOS Treasury Services plc
HSBC Bank plc
ING Bank NV
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd
National Bank of Greece
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
Rabobank Nederland (the trading name of Co-operative Central Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A.)
Royal Bank of Canada
Standard Chartered Bank
State Bank of India
State Street Bank and Trust Company (SSBATC)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
The Northern Trust Company
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Taishin International Bank
Taiwan Business Bank
Taiwan Cooperative Bank
Union Bank of India
United Overseas Bank Limited