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 […]
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 […]
If your child has just passed their driver knowledge test, driving test or hazard perception test, you’ll want to make sure that they’re insured to drive your (or their) car to avoid having to spend a fortune on repair costs if they get into an accident. Car insurance for L and P platers is usually […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Bessie Hassan | Money Expert at finder.com.au 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 […]
04/07/2017 Summary: For the 11th month, the RBA kept the cash rate at 1.50%; The accompanying statement was broadly unchanged from last month; Markets are expecting the cash rate to remain unchanged for the remainder of this year; The Q2 CPI released on 26 July is the next key piece of domestic data. ‘Yes, and how many times […]
Guest blog by Stephanie Thompson | Registered Psychologist and Medicare Australia Allied Health Professional According to new research released last week, more than one in ten (12%) SME owners across the country have been diagnosed with depression, stress or anxiety as a result of running their own company. Finding’s from BOQ’s Business Balance Report revealed […]
Join us and the ‘Hospital Heroes’ on our mission to help sick Aussie kids. BOQ CEO Jon Sutton launches the 13th annual Banking on our Kids appeal, raising awareness and much needed funds to help sick Aussie kids. Something BOQ has been very passionate about for the last 13 years is our annual Banking on […]
Late and missing payments, compounded by unfair terms, has created massive cash-flow gaps that risks small business solvency.
22/06/2017 Summary: Small business say conditions have improved a little over the past couple of years; Bigger firms are doing better; Conditions for SME’s differ across industry and state; Signs of an improving Australian economy should prove to be good news for small business. “What was good for our country was good for General Motors, […]
… And Ways You Can Lower It By Richard Lavcock | Health Insurance Expert at Finder.com.au Comprehensive car insurance can be a little difficult to work out sometimes – most of us have experienced this, and it’s especially confusing for a first-time car owner. In fact, what a lot of people probably don’t realise as […]
Today’s blog is from Donna Vinci, BOQ’s Group Executive and Chief Operations, Digital and Information Officer. Donna recently attended the CeBIT Australia Conference where she shared her key points on personalisation for companies large and small. Below, Donna’s delves into these insights… Ever had the feeling Facebook knows you better than some of your friends? […]
Saving can be tough – just as hard as breaking a bad habit. But, combine the two and you could have an extraordinary way to save big bucks.
Intead of starting married life under an umbrella of debt, consider these five tips to help save money on your wedding.