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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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My Data Rules: A Recipe for Creating Your Data Breach Response Plan

My Data Rules: A Recipe for Creating Your Data Breach Response Plan

CREDITORWATCH | 12 MIN READ Notifiable Data Breaches (“NDB”) With the commencement of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) on 22 February 2018, not only is there an obligation on businesses to notify the regulator (the OAIC) about a “serious data breach” but also a requirement to have a Data […]

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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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Small Business Risk Review: Q3 2017

Small Business Risk Review: Q3 2017

CreditorWatch has conducted its quarterly analysis of aggregated and trade payment data to highlight small business behavioural and payment trends. View the latest Small Business Risk Review to see: State breakdown of court actions Payment trends of SMEs and Corporates Average Payment Default Cancelled Unincorporated Entities Click here to view a recording of a webinar we […]

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Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell calls for prompt payment of government subbies

Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell calls for prompt payment of government subbies

Stating that small business subcontractors are vulnerable to delayed payments, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has announced she is examining payment terms and conditions for “subbies” working on government projects. “Most government departments pay their invoices within 30 days, but when a prime contractor is appointed to manage a project […]

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Let’s Talk… Late Payments

Let’s Talk… Late Payments

SMEs are vulnerable to late payers in Australia, with Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell stating, in April, that larger organisations are using them as a “cheap form of finance”, restricting their growth and causing solvency issues. From calls for legislation to the introduction of a voluntary code to deter late payments, late payments have never been a hotter topic, and […]

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