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Court actions increased in FY2019 in comparison to FY2018

Court actions increased in FY2019 in comparison to FY2018

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 2019. Western Australia had the least amount with […]

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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

  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 of the holiday season. Despite the influx of […]

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Small Business Risk Review: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

Small Business Risk Review: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

The final quarter of 2018 for small businesses didn’t exactly present the best outcome. Court actions and judgments across Australia (except WA) have increased significantly in the 4th quarter of 2018 in comparison to the previous year.  In addition, the average payment default value and cancelled unincorporated entities have increased. Download the infographic New South […]

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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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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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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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Avoid risk: Consider underlying trends challenging small business

Avoid risk: Consider underlying trends challenging small business

The second Small Business Risk Review for 2018 highlights relatively stable conditions in comparison to the previous financial year. However, there is still an underlying trend where businesses are facing challenges. It is no surprise that we continue to see big jumps in dollar amounts and court actions in Queensland due to the end of […]

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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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