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Cara Waters

Cara is Fairfax media's small business editor based in Melbourne

Amazon Prime customers in Australia to be hit with two-day delivery times

Amazon Prime customers in Australia to be hit with two-day delivery times

Australian consumers signing up for Amazon Prime will have to wait two days for delivery rather than the same-day or next-day service offered in most countries.

  • by Cara Waters

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'A hell of a lot of people have had their lives ruined': small business deflated after royal commission

'A hell of a lot of people have had their lives ruined': small business deflated after royal commission

Many small businesses have been left disappointed by the limitations of the banking royal commission's hearings.

  • by Cara Waters
Jamaica Blues: Pregnant and shut out of her business

Jamaica Blues: Pregnant and shut out of her business

Estella Yang and her husband have been shut out of their Jamaica Blue franchise because she was too tired to work for free anymore.

  • by Cara Waters
Banks could tighten screws on small business after royal commission

Banks could tighten screws on small business after royal commission

Small businesses may face more hurdles in getting credit from a bank, following the royal commission's scrutiny of lending to small enterprises.

  • by Clancy Yeates & Cara Waters
Multimillion-dollar wage theft group actions to be filed in Federal Court

Multimillion-dollar wage theft group actions to be filed in Federal Court

Two multimillion-dollar wage theft group actions will be filed in the Federal Court on Monday on behalf of workers paid as little as $5 an hour.

  • by Cara Waters
Banks likely to escape further small business regulations

Banks likely to escape further small business regulations

Further regulation not recommended but open for Royal Commission to find banks breached small business lending requirements.

  • by Cara Waters
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‘Why not just say 'Do it!'?’ ASIC under fire for its inaction on banks

‘Why not just say 'Do it!'?’ ASIC under fire for its inaction on banks

The royal commission has scrutinised the corporate watchdog's failure to take enforcement action against the banks over unfair small business contracts.

  • by Cara Waters
'In uncharted waters': Bligh defends stalemate on banking code

'In uncharted waters': Bligh defends stalemate on banking code

The head of Australia's peak banking lobby group has defended the banks' resistance to lifting loan limits for small business in its new code of practice.

  • by Cara Waters
‘The rug pulled out from under you’: How CBA dissected Bankwest's business loans

‘The rug pulled out from under you’: How CBA dissected Bankwest's business loans

Internal Commonwealth Bank documents tendered at the royal commission reveal how Project Magellan operated.

  • by Cara Waters
'We had no option but to agree': Bankwest loan enforcement scrutinised

'We had no option but to agree': Bankwest loan enforcement scrutinised

Stephen Weller has told the royal commission how Bankwest slashed the outstanding term of his business loan from 13 years to one year.

  • by Clancy Yeates & Cara Waters
'A very unusual case': Financial Ombudsman Service's failings laid bare before royal commission

'A very unusual case': Financial Ombudsman Service's failings laid bare before royal commission

Senator John Williams calls for action after failings by Financial Ombudsman Service revealed.

  • by Cara Waters