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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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A Positive Third Quarter for Australian Small Businesses

A Positive Third Quarter for Australian Small Businesses

CreditorWatch’s Small Business Risk Review for Quarter 3, 2018, shows an improvement in conditions for the majority of Australia in comparison to Quarter 3, 2017. Download our infographic Court actions and dollar amounts have decreased from last year’s third quarter for all states except Victoria. Western Australia has seen its court actions and judgements decrease […]

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Five tips to prevent late payments – instead of chasing them!

Five tips to prevent late payments – instead of chasing them!

Late payments are a constant source of stress and strain for Australian small businesses. Research from Intuit reveals that small businesses are left an average of $13,200 in the red by late paying customers. This can have a serious effect on cash flow. Not only that, but small business owners end up spending an average […]

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PPSR 7-Year Anniversary: Are you ready?

PPSR 7-Year Anniversary: Are you ready?

A huge volume of PPS registrations are due to automatically expire over the next 18 months – is your business ready? AFSA (being the government department responsible for the #PPSR) has recently released a set of statistics showing the number of registrations that will automatically lapse, if you don’t take positive steps to renew your registrations. I have modelled […]

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CreditorWatch Launches New Feature to Simplify Registering Defaults

CreditorWatch Launches New Feature to Simplify Registering Defaults

CreditorWatch has launched a new and exciting system that detects overdue payments that clients can register against, with a single click.  Rather than spending valuable time searching your database to determine who is behind on payments, CreditorWatch makes this process easy and does the work for you. CreditorWatch clients are shown a list of potential […]

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PPSR Series Part 3: Notable Case Studies

PPSR Series Part 3: Notable Case Studies

The Personal Properties Securities Act (PPSA) has a reputation of being a confusing topic, even for lawyers. It is vital to ensure that registrations are completed with accurate information. However, that isn’t the only point to keep in mind. The notable case study examples listed below highlight some other points to consider.   1. Registering […]

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Adverse Cross Directorships

Adverse Cross Directorships

CreditorWatch recently launched a new risk alert feature called Adverse Cross Directorships. What are cross directorships and why it is important to look out for them? What is a cross directorship? A cross directorship is the term used to define when the director of one company is also the director of another company or companies. […]

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PMSI’s and trust companies, to ABN or to ACN?

PMSI’s and trust companies, to ABN or to ACN?

The introduction of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) was meant to make life easier for secured creditors, credit managers, trading creditors and other stakeholders. But as many in the industry can attest too, this is rarely the case. At the recent presentations I gave at the CreditorWatch roundtable luncheons in Sydney and Melbourne, many […]

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Stay ahead of costly phoenix activity

Stay ahead of costly phoenix activity

The federal government has recently introduced a “new” hotline for anyone to report businesses that they believe are undertaking phoenix activity. This comes as a 2018 report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, funded by the government, revealed that the estimated annual cost of phoenix activity was now $5.13 billion dollars. In 2012, the annual cost was between $1.8 […]

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Avoid risk: Consider underlying trends challenging small business

Avoid risk: Consider underlying trends challenging small business

The second Small Business Risk Review for 2018 highlights relatively stable conditions in comparison to the previous financial year. However, there is still an underlying trend where businesses are facing challenges. It is no surprise that we continue to see big jumps in dollar amounts and court actions in Queensland due to the end of […]

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