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Meet Nimble, Anthill 2013 Cool Company Award WINNER [Innovation Category]

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The Cool Company Awards were launched in 2006 as a way for Anthill to acknowledge and celebrate Australian organisations that are doing things differently to bring about positive change. Cool Companies stay one step ahead of the rest. They breed leaders who are rule-makers and rule-breakers. They are trend-setters in attitude and action. Quite simply, they are … cool! More.

Nimble [WINNER]

Company: Nimble Website: nimble.com.au State: QLD Category: Innovation

One Cool Company is making getting a loan quicker than ever. In fact, you might say that the company is quite aptly named – Nimble.

For the company’s customers, the service lets them dodge putting on something to wear other than their pyjamas, as well as avoiding the need to drive down to the bank. That’s not to mention allowing loan-seekers to skirt the requisite (albeit mildly awkward) handshakes with loan officers at the bank.

“We’re fast, smart, and simple,” the company tells us.

That’s an accurate way to describe their streamlined loan application process, too. The process takes about five minutes to complete, with decisions being made instantly and funds deposited within an hour, during business hours. That’s way faster than waiting for a credit card to come in the mail.

But not everyone who applies for a short-term loan through Nimble gets approved. The company is big on responsibility, and it limits the amount funded to $1,200. Nimble also looks at a variety of public data to reach lending decisions, lowering the risk involved in the operation.

Nimble is also doing some rather fresh stuff to enhance company culture. The company makes regular use of platforms like Skype and Trello for distant project management. What’s even cooler, though, is that they’re adding a movie theatre to their cafeteria, plus bringing in silver service waiters and masseuses. Now that’s what we call “company culture.”

Oh, and they’re also celebrating wins with a free afternoon off from work. (Uh, say, what was that address again?)

The big idea? Nimble aims to deliver beyond expectations and turn members into brand ambassadors who will go on to refer others. Since launching in 2005, Nimble has serviced more than 400,000 loans.

Now that’s cool – and Nimble.

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