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Small Business Risk Review Quarter 3, 2019: Topsy-turvy business conditions endure

Small Business Risk Review Quarter 3, 2019: Topsy-turvy business conditions endure

CreditorWatch’s Small Business Risk Review for Quarter 3, 2019 highlights a large increase in the value of court actions in Queensland, concerning change for Western Australia and an increase in insolvencies across Australia. Quarter 3, 2019 continued to highlight the unstable and uncertain economy that Australia has been experiencing this year.  As Australia remains on […]

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The Plimsoll Line: Are you or your customers going under?

The Plimsoll Line: Are you or your customers going under?

Here’s a Fun Fact Who would have thought that a line marked around the hull of merchant ships could be such a lifesaver? In the late 19th century, Samuel Plimsoll, a merchant and shipping reformer, became increasingly concerned about the loss of life caused by the overloading of ships. He devised the Plimsoll line, a […]

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Court actions increased in FY2019 in comparison to FY2018

Court actions increased in FY2019 in comparison to FY2018

Performing due diligence is more important than ever Court actions increased in FY2019 across all states, with the exception of WA, by 18% volume and 13% dollar amount. Victoria took the lead with the highest amount of court actions, followed by New South Wales. Victoria had the highest dollar amounts in July 2017 and April […]

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Tax Debt Transparency Back in Parliament

Tax Debt Transparency Back in Parliament

Would you like to know when a customer has a significant tax debt with the ATO? A government proposal to allow the ATO to share information about business tax debt to credit bureaus like CreditorWatch was re-introduced to parliament this week. The legislation would improve the ATO’s ability to address the $10 billion small business […]

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Small Business Risk Review Quarter 2, 2019 – What’s going on with NSW, SA and VIC?

Small Business Risk Review Quarter 2, 2019 – What’s going on with NSW, SA and VIC?

The second quarter of 2019 saw a continued increase in court actions for New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Comparing this quarter with Quarter 2, 2018 really highlights the increase in court actions and judgments for those three states. Since December 2018, NSW has seen a steady rise in court actions. However, the largest […]

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Has your ex (Customer) got you in “the Funk”? – A light-hearted guide to recovering from debtor breakup

Has your ex (Customer) got you in “the Funk”? – A light-hearted guide to recovering from debtor breakup

What do you do when a customer lets you down? In our last article, we explored what happens when you have the “Feels” for a Customer and how to avoid debtor heartbreak (check it out here). The “Funk” is that ensuing feeling you get when you realise the Customer you have supported, fought for, gone […]

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Small Business Risk Review Q1 2019: A Call for Due Diligence

Small Business Risk Review Q1 2019: A Call for Due Diligence

What are the biggest business trends of Q1 2019? The Small Business Risk Review Q1 2019, found that court actions across Australia have increased significantly in the 1st quarter of 2019 in comparison to Quarter 1, 2018.  It’s no surprise to see worrisome numbers in the first quarter. This is particularly due to the consequences […]

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Don’t fall behind: Improve your credit management through data and technology

Don’t fall behind: Improve your credit management through data and technology

Enhance the way you manage credit with CreditorWatch It’s unmistakable that we live in a digital age. So many of our processes are now automated and streamlined through innovative technology. Accounting, marketing, communication, databases and more are all digitalised now. However, many small businesses are still running processes the old school way. A Small Business Insights […]

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Review your customers annually with this ApplyEasy feature

Review your customers annually with this ApplyEasy feature

Do you review your customers on an annual basis? ApplyEasy makes this easy with the Credit Limit Reassessment feature. This new feature acts as a reminder tool to notify you when a customer is coming up to the anniversary of their initial approval. You are then provided with the ability to re-evaluate the customer’s credit […]

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