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Sharing economy is no different to a physical business, rules ATO

John Riccio 25 May 2015 4 minutes

The ATO has proclaimed Uber’s offering as a taxi service, meaning major GST implications for its drivers. Does the ruling create a level playing field for the sharing economy and small businesses as a whole, or just within the taxi industry?

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Real estate investors move to crowdfunding platforms

Tan Allaway 11 May 2015 5 minutes

Crowdfunding platforms offering real estate have now launched in Australia, meaning property investment has now opened to a wider market that’s demanding a different user experience.

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The sharing economy: A way to disrupt financial services

02 Apr 2015 5 minutes

The sharing economy has disrupted numerous industries. Jason-Juma Ross explores how it will impact banking and financial services, with a view from global thought leader, Rachel Botsman on how the consumer is driving this change.

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Podcast: GSISS 2015 – Keeping the financial services cyber secure

20 Mar 2015 1 minute

The financial services sector paints an increasingly complex picture when it comes to cyber security. With threat levels rising and sources of attacks multiplying, how best to ensure businesses are protected? Mike Cerny and Hugh Harley discuss the implications from the 2015 Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) on this sector.

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GSISS 2015: Cyber security and financial services

18 Nov 2014 4 minutes

The financial services industry is undergoing significant change – and is wide open for cyber attacks. The GSISS 2015 survey reveals how to respond.

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What can ‘innovation spaces’ do for your small business?

Kate Bennett Eriksson 06 Nov 2014 6 minutes

The growth of innovation spaces is an encouraging sign that innovation in all its forms continues to grow – but they need to be used in the right ways.

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Podcast: The R&D Tax problem

30 Oct 2014 1 minute

The R&D Tax Incentive is one of the best opportunities for small businesses to recoup their money put into innovation. A new product from PwC is designed to make the application process faster and easier.

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Infographic: Big decisions in banking and capital markets

John Studley 27 Oct 2014 1 minute

Although many banks and financial institutions have responded well to the first wave of digitisation, ongoing big decisions require the careful use of analytics.

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Nifty R&D – Driving innovation through access to the R&D Tax Incentive

Mark O’Neill 24 Oct 2014 5 minutes

Creating opportunities for innovation is crucial and incentives are a big enabler of this. Mark O’Neill takes us behind the scenes of the launch of PwC’s new online platform, Nifty R&D, which aims to make it easier for SMEs to access the R&D Tax Incentive.

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