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The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

CreditorWatch reviewed industry data across that last 12 months. It may be no surprise to some that the riskiest industry was Construction. The statistics were loud and clear across each state that construction was performing poorly. 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

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 out on a limb for, and even (rarely) told little […]

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KYC and AML Compliance in a Nutshell

KYC and AML Compliance in a Nutshell

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 Act 2006.  Under Part […]

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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 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 body parts (trout pouts and tattooed […]

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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

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 Those who know about it but can’t comprehend it as it is […]

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

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

The final quarter of 2018 for small businesses didn’t exactly 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 […]

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

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

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 in your goods until they are […]

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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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Credit Enquiries: Changes and Additional Features

Credit Enquiries: Changes and Additional Features

CreditorWatch has made changes to its Credit Enquiries widget which have made it more accurate and provides businesses with further information.    The most notable change to the widget is that the calculations have changed. Instead of viewing the number of credit enquiries in all time, they are now calculated over a 5-year period. The […]

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