IBN News Updates & Blog

As expected, my last blog entitled Accountants - the saving grace of the finance industry caused rather a small uproar. Of course that was the aim. I appreciated all the feedback both positive and not so positive. The emails, comments and conversations over the past weeks showed...

All about ethics. Finance is big business, and in Australia’s financial ecosystem one industry rules the roost…Accountants. In August 2018 The Governance Institute of Australia released its annual Ethics Index. There should be no surprises at who tops the list - Education (81), Health (70) & Charities/...

  Everyone knows that a writer can manipulate stats to say what the writer wants. And there are a lot of doom and gloom stats. Cost of living is a big, hairy, scary one at present, and mortgage stress is on the cards for many. Here comes...

The nation's construction sector is set to face the biggest crisis since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), according to economic forecaster BIS Oxford Economics, but some experts are saying this all a load of rubbish. Australia's building industry, which has been largely fuelled up to this...

We know that project costs can mount up quickly, and the last thing you want is to outlay MORE cash before you get the right finance deal to get your development up and running. So, until the end of September, we'll do your legwork, and find you...

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has agreed to pay $15 million to the benefit of the community and $5 million in legal costs for “ attempting to engage in unconscionable conduct” in relation to the setting of the bank bill swap rate. ASIC commenced legal proceedings...