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Small businesses being used as ‘cheap form of finance’ by larger ones: late payment inquiry

Small businesses being used as ‘cheap form of finance’ by larger ones: late payment inquiry

By extending payment times to small businesses in the supply chain, large Australian and multinational organisations are effectively using them as ‘a cheap form of finance’, according to a new report by the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). The report, which responds to the Ombudsman’s inquiry into payment times and practices, highlighted the […]

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Insolvencies set to increase in Australia in 2017

Insolvencies set to increase in Australia in 2017

Australian businesses are set to experience an increase in insolvencies this year as a result of another difficult economic year, according to the recently-published Atradius Economic Outlook. The likely 2% increase in insolvencies puts Australia in step with the UK and Canada.  The improving trend in the business environment across Australia and other advanced economies is […]

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SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

SME Cashflow Problems Are Bigger than You Think

Recently the general lack of cashflow within SMEs in Australia was investigated by Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, ASBFEO. She found that, contrary to what many might believe, the actual reason why small businesses are experiencing cashflow problems is due to slow payers, and those payers just happen to be […]

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Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

Call for government to consider UK regs to help ensure big businesses pay SMEs on time

The Coalition has been urged to follow the example set by the UK Government and introduce legislation to deter big business from making late payments to SME suppliers. From April 2017, large companies and limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) in Britain will be required by law to publicly report twice a year on their payment practices […]

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Small business banking in the on-demand economy: Curtains on nine-to-five services

Small business banking in the on-demand economy: Curtains on nine-to-five services

In today’s always-on, always connected world, the swift and immediate provisioning of goods and services is no longer a nice-to-have, but an absolute necessity. Small business owners, just like consumers, are becoming far more empowered, connected and informed than ever thanks to the accessibility of information anytime, anywhere. The result? They enjoy almost infinite variety […]

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New export loan opening up international markets for Aussie businesses: Frankland Islands Cruises and Intersective

New export loan opening up international markets for Aussie businesses: Frankland Islands Cruises and Intersective

Australian small businesses Frankland Islands Cruises and Intersective are among the first to benefit from Efic’s new Small Business Export Loan. The latest finance offering from Australia’s export finance agency, is designed to meet the needs of small businesses seeking export finance, with a focus on convenience and speed throughout the online application and approval […]

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