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Small Business Risk Review Quarter 3, 2019: Topsy-turvy business conditions endure

Small Business Risk Review Quarter 3, 2019: Topsy-turvy business conditions endure

CreditorWatch’s Small Business Risk Review for Quarter 3, 2019 highlights a large increase in the value of court actions in Queensland, concerning change for Western Australia and an increase in insolvencies across Australia. Quarter 3, 2019 continued to highlight the unstable and uncertain economy that Australia has been experiencing this year.  As Australia remains on […]

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The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

The construction industry was the biggest risk to small businesses CreditorWatch reviewed industry data across that last 12 months. The statistics were loud and clear across each state that construction was performing poorly. Looking at court actions, New South Wales was the riskiest in Construction by 33%. New South Wales had the highest court actions in […]

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

How to develop your credit policy: A step by step “little bit different” guide Did you know that the expression “giving credit where credit is due” can be traced back to a letter written by Samuel Adams in 1777 (that’s one of our American cousin’s Founding Fathers, not the iconic Boston beer of the same […]

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Has your ex (Customer) got you in “the Funk”? – A light-hearted guide to recovering from debtor breakup

Has your ex (Customer) got you in “the Funk”? – A light-hearted guide to recovering from debtor breakup

What do you do when a customer lets you down? In our last article, we explored what happens when you have the “Feels” for a Customer and how to avoid debtor heartbreak (check it out here). The “Funk” is that ensuing feeling you get when you realise the Customer you have supported, fought for, gone […]

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KYC and AML Compliance in a Nutshell

KYC and AML Compliance in a Nutshell

Understanding KYC and AML The advancements of our digital era have made it easier to connect businesses and consumers around the world. While technology has increased economic activity, it has also increased the risk associated with doing business. Large organisations, particularly those in the finance industry, should be familiar with AUSTRAC’s Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter-Terrorism Financing […]

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Does your customer give you “the feels”? (A light-hearted guide to avoiding debtor heartbreak)

Does your customer give you “the feels”? (A light-hearted guide to avoiding debtor heartbreak)

By Terry Ledlin, Natalie Ledlin and Holly Jackson Avoiding bad debt and debtor heartbreak OK, we’ll admit it…..Married at First Sight has been a staple diet in our office for the last couple of months (although it did seem like it would never end). A common theme (outside of selfies, Insta followers, Botox and fake […]

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Results from the PPS Registrar’s Roundtable: How PPSR Logic fills the gap

Results from the PPS Registrar’s Roundtable: How PPSR Logic fills the gap

PPSR Logic makes it easier for customers to register their security interests The PPS Registrar’s roundtable held an interesting discussion about PPSR and where small businesses fit into it. The main theme emerging from the roundtable discussion was that small businesses feel confused. Small businesses fall into three categories: Those who don’t know about PPSR […]

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Small Business Risk Review Q4 2018: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

Small Business Risk Review Q4 2018: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

The final quarter of 2018 for small businesses didn’t  present the best outcome Court actions and judgments across Australia (except WA) have increased significantly in the 4th quarter of 2018 in comparison to the previous year.  In addition, the average payment default value and cancelled unincorporated entities have increased. Download the infographic New South Wales […]

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A PPSA reality: The good, the bad and the ugly

A PPSA reality: The good, the bad and the ugly

Compliance with the PPSA is important The PPSA was introduced to ‘level the playing field’ between unsecured and secured creditors on the insolvency of a customer. By far the greatest benefit of the PPSA is its ability to create security in the goods you sell. The PPSA now allows you to truly retain the title […]

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Creditors: 4 ways to defend a liquidator’s unfair preference claim

Creditors: 4 ways to defend a liquidator’s unfair preference claim

What is an Unfair Preference? Essentially, an unfair preference is when a creditor, within the six months before a company goes into administration or liquidation, receives payment(s) from that company that is more than they would receive if the payment(s) hadn’t occurred and they proved for their full debt in the liquidation. The “unfair preference” […]

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