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David Koch

The Reserve Bank’s sensible decision: Interest rates on hold (for now)

- August 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

Decisions made by the Reserve Bank hold immense significance for businesses and everyday Australians alike. Today’s announcement by RBA governor Phillip Lowe to keep official interest rates on hold, is sensible in response to several key factors influencing the economy. Examining the three recurrent themes from the Reserve Bank’s recent board meetings – labour market,… Read more »

Kochie explains the factors that impact the Reserve Bank's decisions
David Koch

Understanding how the Reserve Bank makes its decisions

- July 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

As much as we may find it tedious, it’s crucial for every individual, especially business owners to pay attention to the decisions made by the Reserve Bank, explains David Koch. The Reserve Bank’s actions have a profound impact on our businesses, our customers, and the overall economy. So, even though I know we’re all tired… Read more »

Kochie explains why business confidence and optimism could improve teh economy
David Koch

How small businesses can inject confidence into the Australian economy

- June 23, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Recently, I’ve been discussing how the economy’s slowing down, and with the recent interest rate rises, there is a potential risk of entering an economic recession. This warning has been reinforced by a Xero report, which highlighted small business owners’ gloomy outlook regarding their current situation and future prospects. While it’s essential for business… Read more »

is Australia heading for an economic recession? Kochie thinks just maybe...
David Koch

The recession we have to have, mark II – no thanks!!

- June 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

The ongoing battle between the Reserve Bank and the federal government has David Koch predicting there is a better-than-even chance that we’re going to fall into an economic recession. The good cop, bad cop routine that’s being played out by the federal government piling into the Reserve Bank has me scratching my head. It’s easy… Read more »

Kochie explains the credit squeeze and how Apple is set to change the fintech space
David Koch

Are we in an old-fashioned credit squeeze?

- May 23, 2023 2 MIN READ

Interest rates rising, inflation growing and access to finance becoming increasingly difficult… What’s this sound like? An old-fashioned credit squeeze, according to David Koch. I don’t think I’m telling you anything new, but I think we are in just an old-fashioned credit squeeze now. Not only are interest rates rising, but also liquidity as getting… Read more »

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David Koch

What can small business owners learn from the Latitude Financial hack?

- March 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Well, another week, another major financial institution that has been hacked. Yesterday, Latitude Finance publicly announced that the data of more than 14 million customers had been breached, and that’s bad news for everyone, but could it have been prevented? asks small business and financial expert, David Koch. Astonishingly, approximately 7.9 million driver’s license numbers… Read more »

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David Koch

What the banking crisis means for small business owners

- March 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

  As the uncertainty around banking continues, it’s time for small business owners to take heed and adopt some precautions for the months ahead, writes small business and financial expert David Koch. The Silicon Valley Bank crisis has left many startups reeling – including some of our favourite unicorns, but what is the impact of… Read more »