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New anti-phoenixing laws enforced in court – more power for liquidators

New anti-phoenixing laws enforced in court – more power for liquidators

Reading Time: 2 minutes New laws give liquidators expanded powers to claw back funds. By Nathaniel Kitingan, Managing Principal Lawyer – Melbourne and Tim Puget – Associate at Macpherson Kelley. Anti-phoenix laws were introduced in 2020, however, it wasn’t until early May that a judgment enforced these laws in Court, setting out clear precedent for future cases. In the case […]

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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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The 3 Ps of preparation for small businesses: Part 3 – Protections

The 3 Ps of preparation for small businesses: Part 3 – Protections

Reading Time: 7 minutes Our latest episode of Business Insights is the third in a three-part series on how SMEs can best prepare themselves for uncertainty using the 3 Ps of preparation: processes, policies and procedures, and protection. Our guest for the series is an expert in helping businesses with best-practice preparation: Natalie Ledlin, Solicitor Director at Ledlin Lawyers. […]

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RBA raises rates for first time in 12 years to 0.35%

RBA raises rates for first time in 12 years to 0.35%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Anneke Thompson, Chief Economist at CreditorWatch, comments on The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) cash rate decision In response to the highest recorded inflation rate since the introduction of the GST in 2001, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has chosen to increase the cash rate to 0.35%, prior to receiving data on wage increases. […]

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Podcast: The 3 Ps of preparation for small businesses: Part 2 – Policies and Procedures

Podcast: The 3 Ps of preparation for small businesses: Part 2 – Policies and Procedures

Reading Time: 8 minutes Our latest episode of Business Insights is the second in a three-part series on how SMEs can best prepare themselves for uncertainty using the 3 Ps of preparation: processes, policies and procedures, and protection. Our guest for the series is an expert in helping businesses with best-practice preparation: Natalie Ledlin, Solicitor Director at Ledlin Lawyers. […]

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The 3 Ps of preparation for small businesses: Part 1 – Processes

The 3 Ps of preparation for small businesses: Part 1 – Processes

Reading Time: 8 minutes In this challenging economic climate, it is more crucial than ever that businesses are well prepared for whatever impacts come their way. Our latest episode of Business Insights is the first in a three-part series on how SMEs can best prepare themselves for uncertainty using the 3 Ps of preparation: processes, policies and procedures, and […]

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How to improve the quality of your ledger with DebtorLogic

How to improve the quality of your ledger with DebtorLogic

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this episode of Business Insights, we take you through how to improve the strength of your ledger, with CreditorWatch’s Trade Consultant for DebtorLogic, Lucinda Judd. In these times of uncertainty for businesses, ensuring that your customers are reliable and able to pay on time is critically important for your cash flow. CreditorWatch’s DebtorLogic tool […]

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Podcast: How to secure your assets on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)

Podcast: How to secure your assets on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR)

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an essential facility for all businesses leasing or selling goods or services on credit. But it is also widely misunderstood by small business owners. In this episode of Business Insights, Paul Mead, PPSR Sales Specialist (NSW) and Jason Sutherlin, PPSR Sales Specialist (Victoria) discuss the essential elements to […]

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