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Industry stars gather at awards night

Finance brokers and organisations attended an awards night last week to celebrate the industry's best. The Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia's (MFAA) National Excellence Awards was held at the Crown in Melbourne on Thursday 26 July. The industry association also chose to award three key industry leaders with Life Member status in recognition of their [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:57:02+00:00August 13th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Broker recognised for community initiative

A broker-led initiative to improve the life skills and financial literacy of Australian high school students has been recognised with a top national honour. It's co-developer and finance broker now hopes the recognition will result in further expansion and government support. Founder and principal of AstuteAbility Finance Group, Mhairi MacLeod collected the Community Champion Award at last week's Mortgage [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00August 13th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

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

$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

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

Astute Ability Finance Group among Australia’s best businesses

Astute Ability Finance Group has been shortlisted as a finalist to win in the Best Community Engagement Program and Best Customer Service categories at the 2018 Better Business Awards, partnered by NAB and hosted by The Adviser, a leading publication for Australian mortgage and finance brokers. In 2017, Mhairi MacLeod JP, Principal of Astute Ability [...]

By |2018-02-06T16:33:50+00:00February 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

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