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Got your back: looking out for small business

4 October 2018

Australia is a nation of small businesses and family enterprises. It’s a dynamic and exciting sector that allows people with an entrepreneurial spirit to pursue their dreams.

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Small business will be disappointed with Royal Commission interim report

2 October 2018

Commissioner Hayne’s much awaited interim report on the first four rounds of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released last Friday afternoon.

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Fintechs move to provide an alternative to banks

6 March 2018

By Kate Carnell

Last week I jointly released, with Fintech Australia and theBankDoctor.org, a research report that outlines the steps to be taken by fintech lenders to increase transparency and disclosure.

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Australia needs affordable loans for small business

30 November 2017

By Kate Carnell

I released a study into factors impacting small to medium enterprise investment on Friday.

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How the government can help fund your exports

14 August 2017

By Kate Carnell

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

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