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26th Mar 2020
Equifax Market Insight: Navigating the current retail credit market

A clear picture of the future for credit markets is challenging in the short term. However, as lenders attempt to navigate through this period of enormous market uncertainty, Equifax aims to help provide some clarity on what trends are developing, what challenges are foreseeable, how lenders can assess the risks to portfolios and make changes to risk management controls.

26th Mar 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Steps to consider for your business

There are steps organisations can take to help mitigate the damage and strengthen their response to this pandemic. 

Here are six things to consider in managing this rapidly changing risk landscape.

10th Mar 2020
AML/CTF Compliance Report: Here's How to Be Ready

The end of March is the time of year when AUSTRAC annual compliance reports are due in from reporting entities. Getting your report ready is not always a straightforward task, especially if your Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) program needs work.

4th Mar 2020
What You Need to Do to Grow Your Small Business: 6 Tips

Hiring new staff or purchasing inventory. Expanding your product line or ramping up your marketing. There are many different paths to small business growth. Figuring out which direction to take comes down to how well you plan. Building a vision of what you want to achieve and what success means to you will make it easier to get started. Here are six planning strategies that will help take your business to the next level.

24th Feb 2020
Should You Worry What Your Customers Think of the PPSR?

Some of your customers might understand the importance of the PPSR, but others may be confused by it, or unaware of its existence. Where your customer sits on this sliding scale is more important to your business than you might think. We spoke to Cheryl O’Brien from Fletcher Building Limited to find out the benefits of educating customers about the PPSR and how to go about doing it.

Insolvencies drop in December 2019
17th Feb 2020
Company Insolvency Rates Rise on Previous Years

Statistics released by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)1  shows that despite a drop in company insolvencies in December 2019, there were still 5% more insolvency appointments in Australia for the year ended December 2019.

In NSW, insolvency appointments were up 16% annually, and Victoria observed an annual increase of 12%1 . These increases were primarily driven from the construction sector, which experienced an annual increase of 18%2 of companies closing down (EXADs3).

What's the best way to protect your business from a cyberattack?
5th Feb 2020
How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

You’ve heard the horror stories about cybercrime and the damage it can inflict. Now you want to know what to do. What’s the best way to protect your business from a cyberattack?

Preparedness is your best defence, advises Darren Hopkins, a digital forensics expert and Partner at McGrathNicol.

Materials company recovers millions by registering on the PPSR
29th Jan 2020
Case Study: Materials handling company recovers millions of dollars' worth of equipment

A materials handling company believed they were doing the right thing. They protected their interests in the company's valuable equipment assets by registering on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). Then two customers went broke, and administrators were appointed. They found out the hard way their PPS registrations were not up to scratch when they had great difficulties recovering their rented equipment.

27th Jan 2020
New Design & Distribution Obligations: How Ready Are You?

The new Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) for financial and credit products comes into force in April 2021 and requires you to publicly document and justify why a product is consistent with the likely objectives, financial situation and needs of a class of consumers.

After a cyber attack - who to notify and when?
2nd Dec 2019
After a Cyber Attack - Who to Notify and When?

In the turmoil that ensues from a data breach, a necessary decision is what to do about notifying customers. The Federal Government’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme makes it clear that businesses have the responsibility to protect their customers in the aftermath of a cyberattack.