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Re: Unique identification number for company directors

Tuesday, 12th Sep 2017
Comments attributable to Kate Carnell
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
 
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Open banking would improve access to finance for small business

Friday, 1st Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed government moves to reduce regulatory barriers to entry for new entrants to the banking system.

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Big four banks change loan contracts to eliminate unfair terms from small business contracts

Thursday, 24th Aug 2017

Following a commitment to further review their small business loan contracts, the big four banks have now agreed to specific changes with ASIC to eliminate unfair terms from their contracts.

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Payment times improve but more needs to be done

Wednesday, 23rd Aug 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has welcomed new data which shows that late payment performance is beginning to improve.

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Small business loan protection threshold should be raised to $5m

Wednesday, 23rd Aug 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has questioned Commonwealth Bank’s commitment to small business lending reform following evidence to a parliamentary select committee.

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Independent review confirms value of the ASBFEO

Thursday, 17th Aug 2017
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, which was established in March 2016, has welcomed the findings of an independent legislative review into the office.
 
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Competition amendment fairer for small business

Wednesday, 16th Aug 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has welcomed the passing of an “effects test”, which reframes Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act.

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How the government can help fund your exports

Tuesday, 15th Aug 2017

Most people think of small business as the local store or service provider selling goods or services to local people.

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