COVID-19 information and resources
Supporting you and your business through COVID-19
Lender Information Library
Exclusive to members, our lender information library offers you access to a variety of the latest lender resources, in bite sized and in-depth formats, available anytime, anywhere through interactive webinars, view on-demand content, digital tools and resources.
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Business planning resources
Learn how to respond to COVID-19 by developing a plan to survive and then thrive! James Atkins, Connective board member and marketing strategist, will use a simple business planning framework to help you stabilise your business and come out on top.
View a video of the presentation on-demand - Click here
Blank worksheets - Download
Worksheets with examples - Download
Mind mapping tool - Click here
View our Marketing Business Growth webinar on-demand to ramp up your marketing activities - Click here
Visit these Government sites for updates and support
NEW: SME Recovery Loan Scheme
Return to work guidelines and information
Learn more about plans for a trans-Tasman COVID-safe travel zone
Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies
Coronavirus SME guarantee scheme
Download official government app or join the Whats App channel
Property market updates
CoreLogic Property Market update May - View on-demand
Lender Information Library: access the latest lender information, including digital resources, view on-demand video content and digital tools. Exclusive to members.
The latest information about non-face to face client meetings, verifying identity and virtual signatures.
The latest information on trail commissions.
Australian Banking Association updates and support.
Broker resources and support
Tips to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on your asset finance business
Government: Support for businesses, Mental health portal.
Lender: Credit reports immune, non-face to face client meetings, verifying identity and virtual signatures, Australian Banking Association updates and support, Updates on trail.
Industry bodies: MFAA, FBAA, CAFBA.
Other resources: Financial counselling, national debt helpline, small business mentoring service, resources to manage stress, mental health resources.
Register for the MFAA Accidental Counsellor event here.
Business client resources and support
Government updates: The government can help your business by boosting cash flow, providing temporary relief and increasing the instant asset tax write-off.
Visit treasury or business.gov.au websites for more information. State governments are also offering support to local businesses, search online to find out more.
Find out more about the JobKeeper payment here.
Lender updates: Australian Banking Association updates and support and lender hardship teams.
Consumer client resources and support
Support for you and your team
During times of uncertainty, it is important you look after yourself. The following resources and networks are here to help you.
- Visit Heads up for resources to ensure you have a healthy workplace, and your mental health is taken care of.
- Visit the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service offered by beyondblue
- If at any time you are worried about your mental health or the mental health of a loved one, call Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Struggling with the kids? Phone Parent line: 13 22 89 or the Kids Helpline:1800 55 1800
Email templates to stay in touch with your clients
It is more important than ever to stay in touch with your clients. So, we’ve created four templates you can send to your clients via the Digital Marketing Hub or Mercury to stay in touch and leverage current market opportunities.
- We’re still open for business
- Benefits of refinancing
- Instant asset write-off
- Facing financial hardship? We're here to help
We’ve also created a social media tile for you to post.Login to Mercury
Events have gone digital
We are continuing to run our award-winning learning and development events via interactive webinars. We are dedicated to ensuring you are still offered the opportunity to develop the skills to take your career further and be allocated CPD points where relevant. Join us for our next Business Growth Webinar and Networking Function.Find out more