Stephen Dash


Founder and CEO

Stephen is the Founder and CEO of - the multi-lender marketplace. He founded Credible because of sheer disbelief at the burden student debt placed on young Americans (a problem that does not exist in his native Australia). Stephen was formerly an investment banker at J.P. Morgan, and more recently founded QC Media and was an Investment Director at MHC & Co.

Event Sessions Featuring Stephen Dash

Fireside Chat

Case Story of Credible ‐ an Aussie success story

AltFi Australasia Summit 2018 - Monday 16 April 2018

In this fireside chat Stephen and Dean explained the story of Credible, which has just listed on the ASX.

“We started in 2012, we began in student loans. We’re like Expedia but for consumer finance. We give borrowers the ability to see options from multiple lenders. As distinct from a lead-gen site, we’re helping the borrower through 90% of the process. Students were paying off debt without debt-based pricing.

“There was mass consumer confusion and people getting ripped off paying 8 percent interest rates when Libor was at 30 bps.”

Dean Dorrell, who backed Credible from the beginning, added that he was still very suspicious of the banks. “I think they think about fintech as a threat. But we’ve seen that banks are starting to see that fintechs have a competitive advantage in speed and the people they can hire. I think it’s still a number of years before banks will buy them.”

Articles Featuring Stephen Dash

Credible raises $50m in Australian IPO

7th December 2017 | Emily Nicolle

Credible trying to IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange

13th November 2017 | David Tuckwell

Credible hires a new chief marketing officer

17th August 2017 | David Tuckwell

Credible Enters Personal Loan Space

10th December 2015 | Guglielmo de Stefano

Credible Closes $10m Series A

29th September 2015 | Ryan Weeks