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Finalists in the Women in Finance Awards 2018.

The Women in Finance Awards, presented by Momentum Media together with principal partner NAB, aims to highlight the outstanding work of women within financial services and put them on a national stage to support the continuing growth and development of women in the financial arena. The finalists for all 27 awards, which recognise individual and group [...]

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

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

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