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Mhairi MacLeod

About Mhairi MacLeod

Mhairi MacLeod is a finance and insurance specialist who launched Astute Ability Finance Group in 1998. She is a regular media spokesperson and gender diversity thought leader.

Women in Finsure business networking

I was overwhelmed by the number of young female brokers who attended the “Women in Finsure” business networking launch in early March. The event helped to commemorate International Women’s Day, and I joined with other guest speakers including NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian MP and leading aggregator, Finsure’s Managing Director, John Kolenda to launch “Women in [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00April 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Don’t let financial hiccups stop your business growth

Don’t have current financials, a strong credit rating or your latest tax return? Or maybe you have struck hard financial times in the past and had to declare bankruptcy. No worries, whatever the challenge your start-up is facing, Astute Ability Finance Group has the expertise to help. Like most things in life, there is no [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00April 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

$20,000 asset write-off – time to take advantage

Small business is a rewarding, but often unforgiving world, so owners and entrepreneurs need to take advantage of any benefit that is legally available. The $20,000 write-off threshold is one such government policy open to all Australian small businesses – which includes any organisation with an annual turnover of less than $10 million. But at [...]

By |2018-04-05T10:43:28+00:00April 5th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Tips for growing your small business now

Mhairi MacLeod, Principal of Astute Ability, will join NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian MP and leading aggregator, Finsure’s Managing Director, John Kolenda to launch the “Women in Finsure” business networking in March. The event to be held on March 9, the day after International Women’s Day, at the Hilton in Sydney, will see the NSW Premier present [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Managing credit card debt

Australians put a whopping $325 billion on plastic in 2017, with the nation’s combined credit card balance an eye-popping $52.2 billion at year’s end, according to the Australian Banking Association (ABA). Based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) estimate of 9.2 million Australian households in 2016, that equals an eye-popping average debt of around [...]

By |2018-03-06T12:10:04+00:00March 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Aussies drive record growth for car sales – time to find yourself a car loan?

Aussies love their cars probably more than their homes, with a record number of us snapping up a new vehicle in 2017. A recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, showed total sales of new vehicles rising by 6.7% over the year to December 2017. Moreover, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says the Australian [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Gender equality and diversity in the workforce

Are we there yet? Gender equality and diversity in the workplace has featured prominently in the national conversation in recent months. So what better time than now to investigate the truth about gender diversity in business today? Astute Ability Finance Group recently conducted a survey of male and female respondents from three traditionally testosterone-dominated industries [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Astute Ability Group and Natasha from the Finsure Broker Academy

It was a privilege to have Natasha from the Finsure Broker Academy at the Astute Ability Group Office for the last two days to brain storm her ideas to grow her business . During our discussion on what success means to her, I now know Natasha has a clearer direction on how to grow a [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 1st, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Consolidating your debt

If you’re feeling the post-Christmas credit pinch, there are some strategies such as debt consolidation that may help ease the financial pain. When consolidating, choose a loan product with a lower interest rate than your credit card. Unsecured personal loans, for example, traditionally have higher interest rates than car loans. However, there is a finite [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00February 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

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