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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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PPSR Series: Part 1 – The Lowdown on PPSR

PPSR Series: Part 1 –  The Lowdown on PPSR

CreditorWatch has recently launched its latest product – the ability to create and manage PPSR registrations.  Did you know that PPSR is a vital component of doing business in Australia What is PPSR? The PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) came into existence in 2012 as a result of the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 2009). […]

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End of Financial Year Planning 2018: Business Considerations

End of Financial Year Planning 2018: Business Considerations

With 30 June 2018 fast approaching, now is a good time to ensure your year-end strategies are in place. In doing so, it is worthwhile considering the following list of ‘Business Considerations’. Base rate entities From 1 July 2017, the tax rate for companies that meet the definition of a “base rate entity” is 27.5%. […]

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What is a DataWash? 7 Reasons Why You Need One

What is a DataWash? 7 Reasons Why You Need One

CREDITORWATCH | 2 MIN READ In a world that seems to be moving faster every day, it might feel harder to find the time to manage your customer database and perform due diligence. However, the further you fall behind, the more at risk your business may become from bad debtors. For example, if a debtor has […]

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Put accounts receivable systems in place

Put accounts receivable systems in place

After spending years getting yourself up and running, working on sales and the front end, it’s likely that the back end— accounting practices and accounts receivable —have been somewhat forgotten. With more and more companies defaulting on payments, going into administration and getting wound up by the ATO, now more than ever is the time to […]

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Risks of legal non-compliance

Risks of legal non-compliance

Undertaking an annual legal health check of your company is one of the best decisions you will make for it’s reputation, growth and for your sanity. Compliance and risk management don’t sound very sexy but they are crucial to having a sound business and are drivers to achieving business excellence – we call it Future-Proofing. […]

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Knowing when to outsource your debt collections

Knowing when to outsource your debt collections

Is it time to outsource your debt collection? Growing debt levels, rising bankruptcy rates and positive industry reform stemming from revised debt collection guidelines issued last year have led many Australian businesses to seek professional help in recovering their customer debts. If you’ve never outsourced your business’ debt collections before, it can be daunting knowing […]

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