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Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association

The national peak professional body of the equipment finance industry.

 

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Representing you. CAFBA advocates for the equipment finance industry to federal and state governments and the regulators on issues that affect our industry
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Network and learn. From professional development days to web-based programs, CAFBA provides you with the knowledge and resources to help you succeed.
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As a professional commercial equipment finance broker, joining CAFBA will provide you with the skills and backing that only the peak national association can provide
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Services sector businesses poised to dominate

Australia enjoyed a mining investment boom for much of the early part of this century. But as commodity prices started to decline in 2011 the economy started to transition away from the mining sector and instead rely on activity in the services sector to support economic growth. Many service industries have benefited as this transition has occurred. For instance, the Australian Industry Group’s Australian Performance of Services Index rose again in January, the third month it has achieved a gain. The index is sitting at 54.5 points, with any figure above 50 indicating the sector is growing. A majority of sub-sectors within the services sector are also experiencing strong gains recently, with six out of nine sub sectors recording a reading above 50 in January: •    Personal and recreational services rose to 65.0 points •    Finance and insurance strengthened to 62.7 points •    Retail trade achieved 55.6 points •    Wholesale trade improved to 58.2 •    Property and business services grew to 54.0 points •    Transport and storage achieved 51.6 points, the first rise since September 2011 •    Health and community services were stable at 50.8 points Factors that led to the positive performance of the services sector include the relatively lower Australian dollar in January, as well as growing consumer confidence. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 97.4 in January, the first time the index has grown in the last quarter. The sectors that declined were communication services, which have been declining for four months (47.4 points) and hospitality including accommodation, cafes and restaurants. This figure dropped to 43.9 points and has been contracting for more than... read more

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