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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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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

How to develop your credit policy: A step by step “little bit different” guide Did you know that the expression “giving credit where credit is due” can be traced back to a letter written by Samuel Adams in 1777 (that’s one of our American cousin’s Founding Fathers, not the iconic Boston beer of the same […]

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Three business habits to embrace in the new financial year

Three business habits to embrace in the new financial year

The new financial year is always a popular time to kickstart positive habits, and for small business owners, this applies just as much to the fiscal year as the calendar. With FY2020 just one week away, now is the opportunity to set clear goals and commit to business behaviour that will set you up for […]

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KYC and AML Compliance in a Nutshell

KYC and AML Compliance in a Nutshell

The advancements of our digital era have made it easier to connect businesses and consumers around the world. While technology has increased economic activity, it has also increased the risk associated with doing business. Large organisations, particularly those in the finance industry, should be familiar with AUSTRAC’s Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.  Under Part […]

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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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Does your customer give you “the feels”? (A light-hearted guide to avoiding debtor heartbreak)

Does your customer give you “the feels”? (A light-hearted guide to avoiding debtor heartbreak)

By Terry Ledlin, Natalie Ledlin and Holly Jackson OK, we’ll admit it…..Married at First Sight has been a staple diet in our office for the last couple of months (although it did seem like it would never end). A common theme (outside of selfies, Insta followers, Botox and fake body parts (trout pouts and tattooed […]

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Credit Enquiries: Changes and Additional Features

Credit Enquiries: Changes and Additional Features

CreditorWatch has made changes to its Credit Enquiries widget which have made it more accurate and provides businesses with further information.    The most notable change to the widget is that the calculations have changed. Instead of viewing the number of credit enquiries in all time, they are now calculated over a 5-year period. The […]

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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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Five tips to prevent late payments – instead of chasing them!

Five tips to prevent late payments – instead of chasing them!

Late payments are a constant source of stress and strain for Australian small businesses. Research from Intuit reveals that small businesses are left an average of $13,200 in the red by late paying customers. This can have a serious effect on cash flow. Not only that, but small business owners end up spending an average […]

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