Credit Management & Collections

PPSA: DID YOU KNOW? Part 2

The PPSA regime has been operating since 2012, yet credit professionals, insolvency experts and legal practitioners alike are still trying to decide whether it’s a blessing or a curse. If you thought you were an expert by now, we recently shared some interesting points here in our PPSA: Did You [...]

PPSA: DID YOU KNOW? Part 1

It seems like there is never ending content on the PPSA out there. It could be easy to feel as though you have read it all, seen it all and know it all. A few weeks ago, we teamed up with CreditorWatch as part of their PPSA series to show [...]

Don’t Gamble With Your Reputation – What The OAIC Report On Notifiable Data Breaches Tells Us

Want to see something truly shocking? Click here to check out a map that shows you global cyber-attack threats in real time happening NOW.  There was a time when a person’s personal information was limited to name, address and date of birth (anything that could identify a person). In today's complex [...]

How About Dem Potatoes? You May Need Fries With This.

Our regulators often get criticised for not being proactive when it comes to looking after those businesses in a vulnerable position due to a lack of bargaining power. Well, the ACCC has quickly moved to give one company an intended roasting for some of its unfair contract terms. Let’s quickly chip away [...]

Banking Behaviour Boils Over: A royal reminder of Director’s Duties

It’s a well-known fable - a frog will immediately jump out of boiling water when suddenly dropped into it; but when gradually heated from tepid water, a frog becomes accustomed and boils alive. We’ve seen several “boiled frogs” at the Banking Royal Commission in recent weeks, with the grilling of [...]

It’s Hammer Time: Can’t Touch This! or… Can You?

Financial distress in business usually manifests itself with non-payment of statutory obligations, including PAYG and superannuation. Those monies rightfully belong to an employee, but also represent an easy target when cash flow dries up. In an attempt to provide transparency and to help prevent this non-payment, the Federal Government’s Digital [...]

Fancy A European Holiday? A Pocket Travel Guide to the GDPR

Why Europe? When we put Privacy into perspective, our modern day Privacy regime is largely driven by developments in the EU, UK and the US. A Global Regulator is not yet a reality, but many countries have introduced laws based on the automatic processing of personal data that have been developing in Europe since [...]

It’s a Matter of Trust – 5 Tamper-Free Tips So You Don’t Get Caught Out By Trading Trusts

Well, weren’t we all bowled over this week when our dear sporting leader made a Captain’s Call that stumped all of us and broke the nation’s trust! That did get us thinking about Trusts though, a perfectly legal device often used in business for trading and protection of assets. In the words of Steve [...]

Married Hacked at First Sight: Dating tips for your Data Breach Response Plan

You left your laptop at the pub and it has a copy of your organisation’s debtor ledger and customer list on it – should you be worried? Your phone goes missing. It is unlocked and can be used to access the servers at work – is that a problem? One [...]

2018 – It’s Here to Stay

Here we are in early 2018, a time where all those earnest NYE resolutions and commitments (lose weight, get fit, eat healthy, find true love, have more dynamic relationships etc. etc. etc.) all lie behind us, busted and broken. 7% of the year has now been spent on sun, sport and sausages and now [...]