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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 PPSA reality: The good, the bad and the ugly

A PPSA reality: The good, the bad and the ugly

The PPSA was introduced to ‘level the playing field’ between unsecured and secured creditors on the insolvency of a customer. By far the greatest benefit of the PPSA is its ability to create security in the goods you sell. The PPSA now allows you to truly retain the title in your goods until they are […]

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Creditors: 4 ways to defend a liquidator’s unfair preference claim

Creditors: 4 ways to defend a liquidator’s unfair preference claim

What is an Unfair Preference? Essentially, an unfair preference is when a creditor, within the six months before a company goes into administration or liquidation, receives payment(s) from that company that is more than they would receive if the payment(s) hadn’t occurred and they proved for their full debt in the liquidation. The “unfair preference” […]

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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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PMSI’s and trust companies, to ABN or to ACN?

PMSI’s and trust companies, to ABN or to ACN?

The introduction of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) was meant to make life easier for secured creditors, credit managers, trading creditors and other stakeholders. But as many in the industry can attest too, this is rarely the case. At the recent presentations I gave at the CreditorWatch roundtable luncheons in Sydney and Melbourne, many […]

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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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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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