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Industry Insights Quarter 3, 2019: Construction remains the worst performing industry but others catch up

Industry Insights Quarter 3, 2019: Construction remains the worst performing industry but others catch up

It is no surprise that Construction remained the worst industry for court actions in Quarter 3, 2019. However, other industries are showing signs of catching up. Construction remained the worst-performing industry in court actions in all states with the exception of Western Australia. Western Australia which saw retail trade as the worst-performing industry for court […]

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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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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

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 out on a limb for, and even (rarely) told little […]

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Legislation introduces Director Identification Numbers in push for modernising data

Legislation introduces Director Identification Numbers in push for modernising data

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on February 13th, has the aim of modernising business data and introducing Director Identification Numbers (DINs). Currently, data is stored in various systems across different departments and agencies. As a result, registrants bare the inefficiency of a cost burden when meeting their obligations. This in turn, makes it […]

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What is a DataWash? 7 Reasons Why You Need One

What is a DataWash? 7 Reasons Why You Need One

CREDITORWATCH | 2 MIN READ In a world that seems to be moving faster every day, it might feel harder to find the time to manage your customer database and perform due diligence. However, the further you fall behind, the more at risk your business may become from bad debtors. For example, if a debtor has […]

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Quarterly risk insights for small business

Quarterly risk insights for small business

CreditorWatch have released insights from an analysis that reviewed registered payment defaults and trade payment data from over 40,000 active customers for the year following the third quarter of 2015. The findings present an accurate status of small business behavioural trends as sole traders, trusts and partnerships are inclusive in the data analysed for the […]

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Fraud case highlights need for due diligence

Fraud case highlights need for due diligence

Mark Steven Grevsmuhl, the superannuation fraudster who swindled 74 people, including friends and family out of $6 million, has been hit with a permanent ban by ASIC. The ban means Grevsmuhl is prohibited from providing financial services and engaging in credit activities. This follows his conviction of multiple counts of fraud in Brisbane District Court on […]

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How to Make a Debt Collection Call

How to Make a Debt Collection Call

It sounds simple, right? Pick up the phone, ring your customer and let them know you’re expecting them to settle their overdue account. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy.  If you haven’t prepared, the call can quickly take a wrong turn. Or, an emotional reaction from the recipient can easily throw you off your game.  Here […]

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Insolvencies: trending up over the long-term

The rate of business failures has more then doubled over the last 15 years according to the Jones Partners Insolvency report. The findings of the report conducted by economist Christopher Nadarajah and consultancy IBIS World were published by NewsCorp Australia this week. The report finds that 3.4 per cent of all businesses were placed into […]

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