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BOQ Owner Manager

Congratulations! 15 Year OMB Anniversary…

… for Daniel Connor of BOQ Victoria Point It has been a year of milestones for Daniel Connor (pictured) our Owner Manager of Victoria Point Branch. Daniel celebrated 15 years in business as an Owner-Manager last week and 25 years with BOQ in January of this year. Daniel’s first role with the bank was as […]


Very Real Pressures Faced By SMEs Every Day

As a bank we play an important role in supporting our small business customers. BOQ’s 2017 Business Balance Report is a snapshot into the very real pressures faced by small businesses every day and the impact it can have on their wellbeing and personal lives. BOQ is leading the charge to open up the discussion […]


What You Could Be Doing To Save Smarter

By Elizabeth Barry | Personal Loans Editor at Budgeting can be tough. It can involve spreadsheets, receipts – and that’s before you’ve even started to realise how much you spend on groceries each week. But even after you’ve worked out your expenses, knowing how much you should save is extremely difficult. That’s where the 50/30/20 rule comes […]

business finance

What Type of Business Finance Do You Need?

Having access to finance is important to business success and survival. However, figuring out the ins and outs of business finance can be difficult and lengthy, especially when you are a small business owner. Figure out what finance option suits you best with this guide. Types of Business Financing Firstly, you need to determine the […]

small business taxes

Guide to Doing your Small Business Taxes

It’s that time again… With the end of financial year just passed, you may want to consider what you need to discuss with your accountant to make the most of your deductions and be ready for this financial year. Having the right process can make the tax process smoother, and more efficient, saving you a […]


Economic and Financial Market Update: What goes up…

20/07/17 Summary: The AUD has surprised most analysts with its shift higher over recent weeks; A lower $A remains the popular forecast; Changes in interest rates and commodity prices will determine future AUD movements; As always, currency forecasting is at least as much art as science. Movements in the little Aussie battler have again caught […]


Economic and Financial Market Update: Gone Shopping

12/07/17 Summary Consumer spending appears to be picking up; This should be good news for the retail sector; But department stores have been facing long-term strategic challenges “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping” Bo Derek The economic soft spot over the past year, or so, has been the […]

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Small Business Owners on How to Start a Small Business

So you’ve found the courage to take the leap to become a small business owner – congratulations. Making the decision to start life as a small business owner is likely to feel exhilarating and down-right terrifying at the same time. Sweaty palms are just the beginning, but those butterflies in your stomach equal your excitement […]

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What Sole Traders and SMEs Need to Know at Tax Time

By Bessie Hassan | Money Expert at The end of financial year (EOFY) represents a time for small businesses to examine their business finances and to ensure that they’re in a position to meet their tax obligations. Whether it’s paying your taxes, seeing what concessions you can claim or learning more about new tax […]

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