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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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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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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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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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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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