Why This HR Innovation Is Saving Time At No Charge To Employers
15th Nov 2021

Overhauling manual systems and embracing digitisation is a key imperative for HR leaders, yet not all can afford the price tag that comes with digital enablement. Thankfully there’s a middle ground. A path that allows for innovation and growth while meeting budgetary constraints.

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Australian-based global software company, Inspect Real Estate (IRE), could see a need to make the tenant application and screening process faster and easier for property professionals and property seekers. 

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Consumer credit demand set to shake off lingering impacts of COVID

Consumer credit demand continues its upward trajectory in Q3 2021, with early indications of further recovery in the coming months. Data from the first week of NSW reopening after 15-weeks in lockdown shows a jump in demand for auto loans (+33.0%), mortgages (+15.0%) and personal loans (+10.0%) compared to the previous week in lockdown.

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Equifax Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index: Sept 2021

The recovery in business credit demand eased in Q3 2021, but recovery may be imminent as states make their way out of lockdown. Data from the first four days of NSW reopening after 15-weeks in lockdown shows a jump in demand across all categories of credit. Asset finance enquiries rose by +25.1%, trade credit by +15.5% and business loans by +2.5% in the week of 11-14 October compared to the previous week in lockdown.

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Australian Credit Managers have optimistic outlook on the future

Equifax celebrates ten years with the release of the National Credit Managers Survey 2021 results

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Every year from 2011 to 2021, Equifax has solicited the views of credit managers around Australia to gain insight into credit risk management practices, sentiments and trends. A decade of data provides a unique perspective of the past, the present, and the future of credit management in Australia. Here, we look at where the industry is heading and how it has transformed, including the impact of COVID-19.

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Digitalisation is driving innovation in many areas of credit evaluation, and credit scoring is no exception. 

Data availability is exploding, consumer expectations are rising, and analytic capabilities are rapidly advancing. It's a heady mix that is bringing about transformational improvement to the accuracy of credit scores.

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Australian Business Awards Announced

Equifax has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2021 for Product Innovation and New Product Innovation for Equifax One Score.

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Many a credit officer wishes they could stop SME customer drop-offs during the loan acquisition process. Many a bank customer service rep craves to avoid badgering their customers for financial paperwork that they have neither the time nor inclination to gather. 

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Asking suppliers to answer questions about their efforts to prevent modern slavery is a good starting point for companies serious about building ethical supply chains. But without evidence to validate their responses, are questionnaires to suppliers any more than a tick-the-box compliance exercise?

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Equifax partners with Frontier Software allowing fast and simple employment income verification for its customers

Equifax, the global data, analytics and technology company, has announced a partnership with leading HR and Payroll software provider Frontier Software. A first in the Australian market, the partnership will enable Frontier Software and its customers to streamline the employment income verification process and mitigate data handling risks in loan applications with automated employment income verification.

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