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Podcast: Dire Warnings for the Australian Construction Industry

Podcast: Dire Warnings for the Australian Construction Industry

Reading Time: 11 minutes Like the rest of the Australian economy, the construction industry was getting back on its feet after the worst of the pandemic. But the sector has now been hit by a perfect storm of supply chain disruptions, cost blowouts and staff shortages as inflation and interest rates rise. Many of these forces, particularly cost increases, […]

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Podcast: Business Risk Index – April 2022 Insights

Podcast: Business Risk Index – April 2022 Insights

Reading Time: 9 minutes Economy at turning point as positive trends continue; Grim outlook for flood-affected regions In our latest episode, we present the January Business Risk Index results and analysis. CreditorWatch CEO Patrick Coghlan and Chief Economist Anneke Thompson discuss the key insights. Key Business Risk Index insights for April: Trade receivables and credit enquiries continue to trend upwards, […]

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CreditorWatch now collecting ATO tax debt default data

CreditorWatch now collecting ATO tax debt default data

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you like to know if your customers have a large debt with the ATO? CreditorWatch is currently the only credit bureau in Australia reporting on this information. The ATO is Australia’s largest creditor responsible for the largest number of company windups in 2019. Historically, businesses would take on debtors with undisclosed tax debts and […]

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Podcast: Outlook 2022 – Australia’s ‘phantom’ lockdown threatens sustained economic recovery

Podcast: Outlook 2022 – Australia’s ‘phantom’ lockdown threatens sustained economic recovery

Reading Time: 13 minutes The Australian economy is rife with uncertainty due largely to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its multiple variants, such as supply chain disruptions and labour shortages, but also the war in Ukraine, floods on the east coast, rising inflation and the impending Federal Election. In our latest Business Insights episode, CreditorWatch CEO […]

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Retail Sales have a bounce in their step, but for how long?

Retail Sales have a bounce in their step, but for how long?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Harley Dale, CreditorWatch Chief Economist, comments on today’s ABS Retail Trade stats which saw retail sales jump 7.3 per cent in November 2021, reflecting a record value of sales in Australian history: “Today’s results have produced a spectacular outcome, providing a strong base for the challenges many SMEs are facing in early 2022.  “However,  November […]

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Why I am participating in the CEO Sleepout

Why I am participating in the CEO Sleepout

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that over 116,000 people are experiencing homelessness in Australia? 28,191 of these people are in New South Wales. Unfortunately, a severe lack of social and affordable housing, coupled with a wide range of complicated social issues makes homelessness a difficult problem to tackle. Fortunately, there are ways to be a part of […]

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