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Meet Nimble, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Online Business 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.

Company: Nimble
Website: www.nimble.com.au
State: QLD
Category: Online Business

Need a loan? Need it in a hurry? Want a better option than those fly-by-night loan sharks? Ba da bing — Nimble is ushering in a new model for the low-risk loan, and they’re making our list for making it so easy to get responsible lending. Oh, and their jackrabbit mascot gets some cool points, too!

Nimble lending is a fresh, convenient way for Australians to borrow money whenever they find themselves in a jam. Started in 2005 by Sean Teahan and Greg Ellis, Nimble lets borrowers receive loans of up to $600 via a fast approval process online. Loans are paid within an hour of applying and run for 45 days. According to the company, Nimble is the fastest service of its kind in Australia.

The service is aimed at tech-savvy people who are comfortable with conducting business transactions online. The main stipulation of getting a loan through Nimble is that the successful applicant must be employed either full- or part-time. Otherwise, terms and fees are stated upfront, so that there are no surprises for borrowers on the back end.

Nimble’s marketing strategy is to maintain high visibility. The company prides itself on its ability to deliver customer service beyond expectations, with the goal in mind of turning members into ambassadors who eventually refer others back to the service. Nimble is fostering customer engagement through the use of SMS, chat, and email, among other outlets.

Internally, Nimble strives to engage in healthy project management and communications practices. These efforts are bolstered by added incentives for team-based achievements. Whenever a team reaches a performance milestone, the team receives an extended lunch period and a free meal. The Nimble offices even facilitate workers who ride bikes or skateboards to work by providing bike racks and showers on site.

Overall, Nimble is a real alternative to credit cards, payday loans, and other less desirable lending options. The company model hinges on responsibility, speed, and transparency – all of which are extremely refreshing in the world of online lending. The company’s loan application process is true to its name and its jackrabbit mascot – fast, approachable, friendly, and forward thinking.

We do love a cutesy jackrabbit around here, don’t we?


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