AMPAC Debt Recovery Acquires Shield Mercantile

AMPAC Debt Recovery Acquires Shield Mercantile

AMPAC Debt Recovery Pty Ltd (AMPAC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Shield Mercantile Pty Ltd (Shield) effective 8th September 2020. In March 2020, the directors of Shield placed the company in administration, the purpose of which was to allow the company some breathing space in order to restructure. Throughout the process, the administrators […]

School Fee Debt Recovery

School Fee Debt Recovery

The Situation AMPAC’s client is a fully accredited higher education provider in the Perth CBD. The college is ‘not for profit’ and as such does not receive any government funding, which means its operations are entirely funded by the payment of tuition fees. The college was referred to AMPAC by another private school client, to […]

Extended Moratorium on Statutory Demands Poses Long term Risks for Credit Providers

Long term risks for credit providers

The moratorium on statutory demands has been extended from 30th September to 31st December 2020. It is a widely held view that a continuation of the moratorium will do more long term damage to the economy than any benefits derived by the temporary reprieve for insolvent entities. Analysis of insolvency data prepared by Rodgers Reidy […]

Effective Credit Management – Part 2

Effective Credit Management

Terms and Conditions of Trade A credit application and terms and conditions of trade form the basis of your organisation’s relationship with its customers. They establish the rules of the game, and if a problem occurs with the business relationship, you want to be able to rely on these documents to help resolve the issue. […]

8 Ways to profit from and protect your business in an economic downturn

8 Ways to profit from and protect your business in an economic downturn

Here are 8 actionable strategies that focus on customers, reputation and credit management: 1. Recover your cash This is the easiest and most obvious step to take. Afterall, you’ve already done the work so now you need to be paid for it. Have your AR/Credit management team focus on your due and 30-60 day debtors […]

Effective Credit Management – Part 1

Effective Credit Management

This is the first in a series of articles discussing the importance of credit risk management to all businesses that provide trade credit. In Part 1 we discuss the cost of bad debts, the correct approach to opening a new account and the role of a collection agency in recovering overdue debts. A businesses accounts […]

Redefining Retail – Over 150 Retail Store Closures Announced

Retail Store Closures Announced

The first quarter of a new calendar year often sees a spike in insolvency, but if what has been announced already in the first weeks of 2020 is anything to go by, credit providers will be keeping a very close eye on the retail sector this year. Retail has always been a tough business and […]

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) now has additional powers

Australian Taxation Department

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) now has additional powers thanks to new legislation which received royal assent on 28th October 2019. To encourage businesses to engage with them, the ATO now has the power to report certain overdue tax debt to registered credit reporting agencies. Until now, overdue tax debt was not able to be […]