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Former Aussie Home Loans rep pleads guilty to $7 million fraud

Former Aussie Home Loans rep pleads guilty to $7 million fraud

A former credit representative of Aussie Home Loans has pleaded guilty to three charges in relation to a $7 million home loan fraud. By Eloise Keating
Court finds against job applicant who sued security firm after failing fitness test

Court finds against job applicant who sued security firm after failing fitness test

Companies that impose fitness requirements on prospective employees need to think carefully about the criteria applied. By Cara Waters
Businessman faces court after being accused of underpaying hairdressers nearly $40,000

Businessman faces court after being accused of underpaying hairdressers nearly $40,000

A Perth-based businessman fronted up to the Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide on June 3 after being accused by the Fair Work Ombudsman of underpaying two Taiwanese backpackers working as hairdressers nearly $40,000. By Andrew Sadauskas
Facebook adds critic reviews to US restaurant pages

Facebook adds critic reviews to US restaurant pages

Just a week after announcing it will publish news articles into newsfeeds, Facebook has revealed plans to add the next level of editorial content to the platform: critics' restaurant reviews. By Kirsten Robb
One in four Aussies would implant a payment chip under their skin

One in four Aussies would implant a payment chip under their skin

With the rise in popularly of wearable tech, you may have just become used to the idea of your customers paying with the tap of their wrist – but what if they weren’t even wearing a watch? By Kirsten Robb
Why the regional banks are beating the big four in the fight for the SME dollar

Why the regional banks are beating the big four in the fight for the SME dollar

Satisfaction rates for SME customers with the regional banks are double that for the big four banks. What are the regional banks doing that the big four are not? By Neil Slonim
Pet food and accessories wholesaler collapses after 110 years in business

Pet food and accessories wholesaler collapses after 110 years in business

A Victorian-based wholesaler of pet food and accessories that has been operating since 1904 has collapsed into liquidation. By Eloise Keating
How I became chief executive of an island: Meet former Olympian Glenn Bourke who heads up the $250 million business Hamilton Island

How I became chief executive of an island: Meet former Olympian Glenn Bourke who heads up the $250 million business Hamilton Island

Glenn Bourke is one of only a handful of people whose job title is chief executive of an island. By Eloise Keating
Property investor lending running at 12.4% annual growth: APRA

Property investor lending running at 12.4% annual growth: APRA

As at 31 March 2015, the total of residential term loans to households held by all authorised lenders was $1.30 trillion, according to the latex March quarter 2015 APRA figures. By Jonathan Chancellor
The founders rejected a US SharkTank offer of $30 million now dating app Coffee meets Bagel is launching in Oz

The founders rejected a US SharkTank offer of $30 million now dating app Coffee meets Bagel is launching in Oz

Coffee Meets Bagel, the startup which entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban offered to buy for $US30 million on the US version of Shark Tank earlier this year, has launched in Australia. By Kye White
Are we really qualified to social network?

Are we really qualified to social network?

We're being told to embrace social media, but are we qualified or are we all just monkeys with guns? By Craig Reardon
How to use the Google Analytics URL Builder to measure the success of your online marketing campaigns

How to use the Google Analytics URL Builder to measure the success of your online marketing campaigns

Google Analytics has a free tool that lets you track all your online campaigns effectively, and while it's not exactly new, it is often overlooked by users. By Michelle Gamble
Thousands of insolvent businesses could be saved with new safe harbour laws, says liquidator

Thousands of insolvent businesses could be saved with new safe harbour laws, says liquidator

Around one-third of businesses liquidated could be saved and billions of dollars recovered for the Australian economy if the government adopts draft safe harbour recommendations from the Productivity Commission. By Kirsten Robb
Mortgage broker charged over $12 million Ponzi scheme; Consumer confidence dips but still stronger than last year: Midday Roundup

Mortgage broker charged over $12 million Ponzi scheme; Consumer confidence dips but still stronger than last year: Midday Roundup

A former mortgage broker in Adelaide has been charged with 12 counts of deception, valued at $12 million. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
ACCC warns businesses using debt collectors to be careful

ACCC warns businesses using debt collectors to be careful

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned businesses using debt collectors they may be held responsible for the debt collectors’ actions in a report published last week. By Cara Waters
Help! One of our directors is spreading lies about me behind my back

Help! One of our directors is spreading lies about me behind my back

Before you rush to find another job, have a think about what you can do to fix the situation first. By Aunty B
Mechanic who quit his job and then changed his mind wins $20,000 unfair dismissal payout

Mechanic who quit his job and then changed his mind wins $20,000 unfair dismissal payout

A bus mechanic, who quit his job then later thought better of the decision and withdrew his resignation, has been awarded $20,000 in compensation following a successful unfair dismissal bid before the Fair Work Commission. By Kirsten Robb
Victorians the most likely to fake a sick day: research

Victorians the most likely to fake a sick day: research

More than 40% of Australian workers aged under 35 admit they have chucked a sickie in order to go on a brief holiday. By Eloise Keating
Adam Nash’s nine personal finance books you should read today

Adam Nash’s nine personal finance books you should read today

Adam Nash may be the chief executive of a $US700 million company but he has also become somewhat of a guru on personal finance. By Eloise Keating
Australians are aggressive complainers: research

Australians are aggressive complainers: research

Australians customers are aggressive complainers when dealing with businesses, according to a cross-cultural marketing study of complaint styles released yesterday. By Cara Waters
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