Debt finance


Five key debt questions you need to ask yourself

12:43PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 |  Debt often has negative connotations, but it’s also an important source of finance for growing businesses. BY MARC PESKETT.

A debt-laden start-up idea

9:42PM | Friday, 16 September 2011 |  Christian Oey started his business after living through his own debt debacle.

Property market dip set to impact start-up funding

9:58PM | Wednesday, 7 September 2011 |  Start-ups looking to their banks for funding could be left disappointed after new figures showed that the property market is set for a poor year.

Debtor finance rises 6.1% as SMEs battle cashflow struggles

9:43PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  Small businesses appear to be turning to debtor finance to deal with their cashflow woes, with a 6.1% rise in the value of the sector in the June quarter.

Small businesses not borrowing: Westpac

8:29PM | Wednesday, 31 August 2011 |  Small businesses are still avoiding taking on debt from banks, despite a rise in loans going to medium-sized firms, according to Westpac.

Debt claim surge prompts credit warning

8:32PM | Monday, 29 August 2011 |  New statistics reveal business-to-business debt claims were 40% higher in July than the average for the same period over the previous six years, with experts urging start-ups to be wary of extending credit.

Australian dollar falls below US parity

8:43PM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 |  The Australian dollar fell to 99.29 US cents yesterday, although Australian stocks made a stunning afternoon comeback after they plunged by more than 4% at midday.

Global market turmoil: What it means for start-ups and how to react

8:20AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  As start-up entrepreneurs arrive at work after the most dramatic few days since the GFC, they are likely to have two key questions on their mind: What the hell just happened and what happens next?

THE NEWS WRAP: Emergency talks held over Eurozone debt crisis

8:09AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  European financial chiefs have held emergency talks over whether to prevent Italy and Spain being dragged into the debt crisis that has fuelled turmoil across global markets.

THE NEWS WRAP: Greek debt crisis shakes markets

6:21AM | Friday, 17 June 2011 |  The Australian sharemarket fell 1.9% to a nine-month low yesterday and is now almost 10% below its peak in April this year, amid renewed concerns about the Greek debt crisis.