Flexibility emerges as a key priority for small business loans

What’s most important to you when selecting a lender to provide finance for your small business right now? Well, Australian small business owners have put 'flexibility' when it comes to loan repayments right up there on their priority list.

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Why are houses becoming so much more expensive to build?

Construction costs just rose at the fastest annual pace since 2005. So why is it getting so expensive to build your own home? Today we’ll look at the materials that are becoming more expensive and why all homeowners should take note - not just renovators and builders.

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Are you relying on a personal credit card for business expenses?

We’ve all been guilty of the odd credit card mix-up from time to time - it happens! But if you’re consistently relying on a personal credit card to pay your business expenses - like 4-in-10 SME owners - then it’s probably time to explore other funding options.

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SME lending options are on the rise, but how do you access them?

While many SME owners worry about their access to finance, a surge of new lenders and products is rapidly expanding the options available. And brokers have an important role to play for businesses, says the Productivity Commission.

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Only half of SMEs have recently been able to secure full funding: report

Almost one-in-two SMEs have applied for new funding in the last six months, a new report has found, and of those SMEs only half were successful in obtaining the full amount they were seeking.

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SME Recovery Loan Scheme revamped to help more businesses

More small and medium-sized businesses struggling to stay afloat due to the economic impacts of COVID will have access to cheaper funding after the federal government expanded the eligibility criteria for the SME Recovery Loan Scheme.

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Business demand for equipment has hit record numbers

Businesses across the country are purchasing new equipment and vehicles in record numbers, as companies big and small embrace the strongest market conditions seen in years, according to NAB data.

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Free new mental health support service for small business owners

Floods, fire and pandemic - it’s been an incredibly tough 15 months for many Australian businesses. And with government support about to end, looking after your mental health will be just as important as taking care of your business’s financial health.

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