Growing your small business post lockdown in the lead up to Christmas

With NSW lockdown restrictions lifting in the lead up to Christmas, there are real opportunities for businesses to exploit the euphoric rush of consumers, eager to make up for time spent languishing on the lounge.

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The new sustainable loan incentives for small businesses

In recent years, there has been a general push towards green technologies, especially for small businesses.

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Property sentiment remains strong despite surge in housing prices

Despite a dramatic increase in property prices across the country, the Australian home ownership dream appears to have remained strong with market sentiment climbing to 71 points, reaching an unprecedented high in the second quarter of 2021.

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Equipment finance confidence highest in three years

A positive development in equipment finance indicates confidence is trending upwards, with the industry reporting three-year high levels.

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Why are home loan rates climbing when the cash rate remains so low?

By and large, home loan rates are influenced by the Reserve Bank’s cash rate.

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1 in 2 Australian small businesses going digital

Small enterprises – accounting for around 98% of the Australian business market – have pivoted their approach in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly half having shifted their business towards online.

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Is inequality a product of low interest rates?

There is a feeling amongst the industry that there is an over-reliance on record-low interest rates for housing, employment, and productivity.

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Young people have sights set on home ownership, thanks to COVID-19

Around half of the Australian population of young people are more likely to want to purchase a home now than before COVID-19, new research has revealed.

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Will credit card debt arrest its steady fall in time for Christmas?

The Reserve Bank’s data for credit and charge cards in the September quarter found balances accruing interest fell a further 2.

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ABS data indicates essential spending is greater than inflation

The cost of living, including essential everyday items like food and healthcare, has outpaced inflation over the past seven years, a new research project undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggests.

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