SMEs in financial trouble urged to seek a helping hand early

Small business owners experiencing financial difficulties are often leaving it too late to seek help from a trusted adviser before going bust. Read more

Greater protections for borrowers under new debt collection guidelines

Borrowers struggling to stay afloat will be offered greater protection from debt collection agencies under new guidelines being applied by Australian banks. Read more

Predatory payday lenders debt-trapping vulnerable Aussies: report

Predatory payday lenders are profiting from vulnerable Australians and trapping them in spiralling debt, according to a collaborative report by 20 consumer advocacy bodies. Read more

Govt moves to free-up lending for SMEs

SMEs are set to have better access to finance, with the Australian government making two key moves this month to free-up lending to small business operators. Read more

Caps for new first home buyer scheme revealed

The property price caps in each state have been revealed for the federal government’s new first home buyer scheme. Read on to find out the maximum value of a property you can purchase under the scheme. Read more