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Insolvency

Common Insolvency Terms Explained

Common Insolvency Terms Explained

Receivership, administration, debt agreement, liquidation, bankruptcy and insolvency. These all mean the same thing, don’t they? Kind of. Unless you work in the insolvency industry it can be easy to confuse these terms. This article aims to explain each term so if you ever come across it you know what it means. Insolvency Insolvency describes […]

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PPSA Made Easy – Webinar Recap

PPSA Made Easy – Webinar Recap

Our recent webinar featuring Paul Mead (our CreditorWatch PPSR expert) and Terry Ledlin (Special Counsel of Ledlin Lawyers) was a great success and one of our most attended webinars ever. In case you missed it, the Personal Property Securities Act (2009) (PPSA) requires you to think differently about how you protect your goods. Here is […]

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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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CreditorWatch Roundtable Recap

CreditorWatch Roundtable Recap

CreditorWatch recently held it’s 5th annual roundtables in Melbourne and Sydney. The roundtables are not in place to sell CreditorWatch, but rather to provide an opportunity for guests to connect, learn and have valuable discussions with industry colleagues and government representatives. The events began with an introduction from Colin Porter, Founder of CreditorWatch. Colin provided the […]

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How to Be a Debt Collector Without Straining Relationships

How to Be a Debt Collector Without Straining Relationships

Within the SME tangled web of suppliers and customers, there is a chance that some of the debtors will be family, friends or people who you have been working with for years. Most relationships are built on trust and therefore, businesses might be inclined to allow a debtor extra time to pay up if needed. […]

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Despite Seasonal Trends, Small Businesses Have Generally Improved

Despite Seasonal Trends, Small Businesses Have Generally Improved

CREDITORWATCH | 2 MIN READ The first Small Business Risk Review for 2018 presents positive outcomes to the start of the year with a large decline in unincorporated entities and court actions across some states. Despite this, it is not all rosy as payment defaults have increased.   Notable Findings In comparison to Q1 2017, New […]

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5 Benefits of Our Newest Product: Bankruptcy Plus

5 Benefits of Our Newest Product: Bankruptcy Plus

CREDITORWATCH | 3 MIN READ CreditorWatch has recently introduced a new product, Bankruptcy Plus, in light of customer feedback. Just how valuable is this new tool and is it worth adding on to your subscription?    Over two years in the making, Colin Porter, founder of CreditorWatch, has been lobbying Australian Financial Securities Authority (AFSA) to […]

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Fewer debtors taken to court in Q4 2017

Fewer debtors taken to court in Q4 2017

Fewer businesses were taken to court over outstanding debt during the final three months of 2017 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to CreditorWatch’s latest quarterly Small Business Risk Review.   Four states saw a decline in the number of court actions taken against debtors in quarter four; namely, Queensland (-9%), NSW (-16%), […]

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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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