Quick Guide: Business Expectations, March Quarter 2019 Interim Results

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Dec 4, 2018 1:13:37 PM

The latest illion business expectations survey has confirmed a cooling in the economic outlook. The composite expectations index fell to its weakest level since the December quarter 2017, while the actual index dipped to its lowest level since the September quarter 2017.

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Topics: Australian Business Expectations, Australian Economy, Capital Investment

Is This the Swan Song of Australia’s Traditional Retailers?

Posted by David Kemp on Nov 28, 2018 12:33:22 PM

The retail industry in Australia has been in a state of flux for years. With the advent and subsequent popularity of online shopping and consumer spending habits constantly evolving, it’s now harder than ever for ‘bricks and mortar’ retail business owners to remain competitive let alone solvent. And it’s getting worse.

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Topics: Retail, Australian Economy, Business

The Australian Economy: Is the Writing On the Wall at the Fork in the Road?

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Nov 23, 2018 1:10:56 PM

The Australian economy is set to enter 2019 at a crossroads – one path is for continued success, and a 28th year with no recession, the other, leads to a downturn that will be driven by falls in household wealth as residential housing prices drop.

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Topics: Australian Economy, Economic Forecast, Business

Solving the Nature of Australia’s Enigmatic Trusts

Posted by Tony Meredith on Nov 8, 2018 10:35:06 AM

The digital revolution and subsequent advent of big-data means businesses must be equipped and prepared to navigate the new landscape; not only to grow but to protect themselves.

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Topics: Data & Analytics, Trust Registry

Quick Guide: Business Expectations, March Quarter 2019 Preliminary Results

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Nov 7, 2018 3:43:22 PM


The illion business expectations survey retained a positive outlook for the March quarter. With business expectations rising 4.5% annually to 23.2 points, while actual performance increased 5.3% to 16.6 points. Both measures remain firm.

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Topics: Australian Business Expectations, Australian Economy, Consumer Confidence

Why are Credit Checks Critical for Small Businesses?

Posted by Sharon Sheather on Oct 15, 2018 4:26:33 PM

Big data is changing the way businesses operate – providing an additional layer of intelligence to help smart companies, regardless of their size, stay ahead of the game.

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Topics: Small & Medium Businesses

What You Need to Know About the Future of Commercial Credit Assessments

Posted by Tony Meredith on Oct 11, 2018 2:26:56 PM

Risk assessment when extending credit is a constant challenge for businesses due to the ever-evolving business landscape and constant introduction of new technologies. This means the nature of credit lifecycles is more dynamic than ever. 

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Topics: Credit Risk, Monitoring

Talent, Form & Credit Score the Keys to Premiership Success

Posted by David Kemp on Sep 27, 2018 5:16:43 PM

Forget the odds – West Coast is tipped to claim the premiership this weekend if history is anything to go by, according to data and analytics company illion.

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Topics: Data & Analytics, Credit Score

Quick Guide: Business Expectations, December Quarter 2018 Interim Results

Posted by Stephen Koukoulas on Sep 11, 2018 8:25:00 AM

Business expectations remain solidly positive, with all components of the survey increasing in illion’s most recent analysis. The interim business expectations index for the December quarter rose to a 15-year high, driven by the recent run of favourable economic news on employment, an upturn in retail spending and on-going record low interest rates.

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Topics: Australian Business Expectations, Australian Economy, Capital Investment

[Infographic] Why Marketing Data Adds Critical Insight to Your Customers' Profiles

Posted by Danny Georgakilas on Aug 30, 2018 10:44:00 AM

Data is dynamic and constantly changing. Your customers are the same, which means having the most up-to-date information is vital in order to stay informed, ahead of your competitors and achieve growth.

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Topics: Consumer Marketing, Data & Analytics