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Businesses urged to monitor customers as court actions increase

Businesses urged to monitor customers as court actions increase

New research shows that nearly 1 in 2 Australian businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to bad debt by not performing credit checks on their existing customers. CreditorWatch conducted a survey asking questions relating to credit management responsibilities to business owners, accountants and credit professionals from small to enterprise sized businesses. Whilst 72% of all respondents […]

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Small businesses being used as ‘cheap form of finance’ by larger ones: late payment inquiry

Small businesses being used as ‘cheap form of finance’ by larger ones: late payment inquiry

By extending payment times to small businesses in the supply chain, large Australian and multinational organisations are effectively using them as ‘a cheap form of finance’, according to a new report by the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). The report, which responds to the Ombudsman’s inquiry into payment times and practices, highlighted the […]

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6 Easy-to-remember Steps for Better Credit Management

6 Easy-to-remember Steps for Better Credit Management

A healthy cash flow allows a business to thrive and grow. The effects of not properly managing cash flow can go beyond hurting just your business. Whilst the concept of managing debtors is simple, consistently practicing the steps for better credit management is key. Click here to view six easy-to-remember steps beginning with “Re” to […]

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Transparency of tax default data is a win for small business

Transparency of tax default data is a win for small business

Knowing that a business doesn’t pay their bills is incredibly important for anyone in the position of providing trade credit; it is the sole reason that thousands of businesses access credit bureaus in an effort to mitigate risk and safeguard their cash flow. The question is why should knowing that a business has defaulted on […]

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SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

Recently the general lack of cashflow within SMEs in Australia was investigated by Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, ASBFEO. She found that, contrary to what many might believe, the actual reason why small businesses are experiencing cashflow problems is due to slow payers, and those payers just happen to be […]

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Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

The Coalition has been urged to follow the example set by the UK Government and introduce legislation to deter big business from making late payments to SME suppliers. From April 2017, large companies and limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) in Britain will be required by law to publicly report twice a year on their payment practices […]

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