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The Plimsoll Line: Are you or your customers going under?

The Plimsoll Line: Are you or your customers going under?

Here’s a Fun Fact Who would have thought that a line marked around the hull of merchant ships could be such a lifesaver? In the late 19th century, Samuel Plimsoll, a merchant and shipping reformer, became increasingly concerned about the loss of life caused by the overloading of ships. He devised the Plimsoll line, a […]

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The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

The Riskiest Industries of Financial Year 2019

CreditorWatch reviewed industry data across that last 12 months. It may be no surprise to some that the riskiest industry was Construction. 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 […]

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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

  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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