Chris Zappone The number of bills being paid "severely" late by Australian businesses have hit a one-year high, rising by almost 30 per cent in the December quarter.
Eric Johnston and Peter Martin Borrowers face further pain, with Commonwealth and NAB expected to review mortgage, business rates.
Peter Martin Latest NAB business survey shows two-thirds of businesses reported no need for finance in January.
The big four banks are doing all they can to win over mid-sized businesses but bank satisfaction ratings among that segment have either dropped or are static, research shows.
Peter Martin Wages are growing at a ''Goldilocks'' pace - faster than inflation, but not fast enough to concern the Reserve Bank.
Gareth Hutchens Outpouring of criticism and bank bashing replaced with total lack of reaction.
Chris Zappone Confidence among smaller businesses has tumbled to levels not seen since the global financial crisis, with worries about fuel costs, cash flow and interest rates weighing on sentiment.
Chris Zappone RBA slashes rates by the most since the GFC in a bid to reignite growth in the sagging economy.
Clancy Yeates Small-business customers have received the least benefit from the latest cycle of interest-rate cuts, new figures show, despite moves by the major banks to target the SME market.
Christopher Niesche The research and analysis involved in writing a business plan can be more important than the document itself.
Eric Johnston Small to mid-sized business is again emerging as the key battleground for banks to build their lending book as the mortgage market cools.
There are signs the nation's love affair with the plastic card is being rekindled.