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 [...]
A slow Christmas period has put the squeeze on many Aussie small businesses, and with the threat of more significant online companies entering the market, confidence is down according to recent research from cloud accounting specialist MYOB. The findings revealed that 39 percent of small businesses cited cashflow as a major issue and 37 percent [...]
Summer is an enjoyable time of the year. However, as many small businesses will testify, the fun and festivities mean many of our clients and customers take a break, which can put a squeeze on cash flow. The thing is that with some analysis and planning, it’s still possible to keep the cash flowing. Getting [...]
Have you noticed the changes happening in the workplace? The gap between men and women is closing. And it’s a hot topic among women in my industry. One that truly excites me. With decades of highs, lows and triumphs behind us, I believe that it’s time to take stock of the here and now. [...]
Let’s face it. Keeping a room full of sports-fanatic high-school kids interested in business skills training is a tall order. But that’s exactly what Mhairi MacLeod of Astute Ability Finance Group did recently. She delivered her five-day Young Entrepreneurs Program to a group of Year 10 students at the International Football and Tennis School [...]
Mhairi MacLeod talks asset finance, business partnerships and diversification In this episode of Elite Broker, Astute Ability Finance Group owner Mhairi MacLeod reveals how she successfully applied her knowledge of the motor trade industry to form an award-winning asset finance firm. Tune in as she explains why it is important to build a character that [...]
Congratulations to Mhairi on becoming a finalist in the inaugural Women in Finance Awards These awards celebrate the outstanding work and success of women within the Financial Services industry. The team at Astute are major supporters of the continuing growth, development and evolution of women within our industry and congratulations to all finalists!
A finance broker based on the Central Coast has extended her work in promoting financial literacy to school students by bringing her guidance to disadvantaged children in Queensland. Mhairi MacLeod, founder of Astute Ability Finance, is set to lend her experience to the Booyah Project – a 20 week community initiative supported by Queensland [...]
A FATEFUL conversation two years ago with “a couple of school teachers [who] told me there was a hole in students’ financial knowledge” prompted Mhairi MacLeod, owner of Astute Ability Group, to start work on a community engagement program that has since offered financial literacy to hundreds of students. Click on the link below to read [...]
Astute Ability's very own Principal Broker Mhairi Macleod was chosen by MPA magazine to be on their Hot List. The article highlights the fantastic work Mhairi is doing in the community along with the programs she is running at local high schools where she teaches the students about financial literacy.