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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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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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The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

The construction industry was the biggest risk to small businesses CreditorWatch reviewed industry data across that last 12 months. The statistics were loud and clear across each state that construction was performing poorly. Looking at court actions, New South Wales was the riskiest in Construction by 33%. New South Wales had the highest court actions in […]

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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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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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Small Business Risk Review Q4 2018: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

Small Business Risk Review Q4 2018: A concerning end to a mostly positive 2018

The final quarter of 2018 for small businesses didn’t  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 Wales […]

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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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Stay ahead of costly phoenix activity

Stay ahead of costly phoenix activity

Prevent being affected by 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, […]

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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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