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Housing offers new opportunities, which ranges from supportive products and software offerings to special rewards and cost-saving deals.

Our industry has remained strong over the past few years, partly due to the post-COVID-19 demand for detached and multi-unit developments, as well as a home renovation boom. When you add buoyant employment conditions, rising house prices and consumer confidence, there’s been a ‘super cycle’ of housing demand across Australia, even in the absence of stimulus.

However, due to busy workloads and the rise in material costs, it’s also a tenuous time.

With heightened activity, there’s a higher chance of complications occurring. That’s why there’s a need for tighter administrative and financial control. 

So what do you need to get 2022-23 off to a great start? Housing is offering new opportunities, which ranges from supportive products and software offerings to special rewards and cost-saving deals. Find out more about RewardPay.

RewardPay has partnered with Amex
Maximise cash flow and rewards

Steady cash flow is crucial to anyone in the residential building industry. While keeping on top of your current projects, you also need to fund new opportunities, pay for materials while they’re available and financially cover your team and contractors. It’s a lot to coordinate, and yes, it can be stressful.

But there may be a quick fix – one that comes with impressive benefits. RewardPay has partnered with American Express to create a simple, secure payment portal. It allows you to pay all your business expenses using your American Express card. 

American Express is well-known for extended pay periods of more than 50 days, giving you more access to your on-hand cash and enabling early payment discounts. In the past, a number of creditors didn’t accept American Express. The RewardPay solution allows you to pay RewardPay with your American Express card, and in turn, RewardPay pays your creditor by EFT or BPay. 

Great cash flow and discounts, sorted. But what else does it offer? You work hard, so why not have something to look forward to? By using RewardPay and your Amex card, you can earn up to 2 points per dollar spend. This lets you rack up the points quickly just for paying your everyday expenses, such as ATO, contractors, materials and rent. The versatility allows you to earn points to fly business class, book holidays, or buy gifts for your team members, contractors or even clients. 

Who would have thought you could get a feel-good win just by paying your bills? According to Points Whisperer Steve Hui, ‘I think it is a magical combination. You can earn a lot of Amex points, which is the best points program I’ve come across. You are paying bills that you were paying anyway.’

To hear from satisfied RewardPay customers, take a look at their personal experiences.

To start maximising your cash flow and points, sign up today. It’s free and easy to set up. Or call 1300 473 927 for more information. 

The Prado range offers amazing discounts
Conquer your workday

Your HIA membership unlocks a $4000 Gold Fleet discount across the Prado range.

If your business needs a 4x4 with practical space, comfort and off-road capability, the Prado is the SUV for you. Loaded with power, the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine delivers 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque. With smart technology and safety features, Prado is perfect for long days on the job.

Discount is available across the Toyota Prado range. T&Cs apply.

To take a test drive or find out more, visit your Toyota Dealer or call 1800 679 247.

* Delivery times are currently longer than usual. Please contact your preferred Toyota Dealer for more details.
Ampol offers access to exclusive fuel savings
Fuel funds in focus

Did you know Ampol offers HIA members access to exclusive fuel savings through AmpolCard? There’s no better time to take advantage of fuel savings and power your business journey further.

AmpolCard is accepted across Australia’s largest fuel network of 1900 locations. From 1 July 2022, HIA members who have an AmpolCard will benefit from increased fuel savings, such as 4.75 cents on ULP and 4.5 cents on diesel.

In addition, with Everyday Rewards Points, now you can collect 2 points per litre on Premium fuel purchases, 1 point per litre on regular fuel, eligible in-shop purchases, plus services and repairs.

If those incentives are not enough, save even more time by integrating XERO or MYOB to your AmpolCard and accessing the myAmpol online portal 24/7.

To find out how HIA and Ampol can save you money on fuel and vehicle maintenance, or to apply for an AmpolCard, visit HIA Ampol Fuel Discount

Eligibility criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Visit Ampol for more information.
Bupa works for you and your lifestyle
Last week to get 6 weeks free with Bupa

Now we’ve completed the end of the tax year, it’s worth considering a switch to a health plan that’s better suited to you and your budget. To celebrate the new financial year, Bupa has added some perks to its range of Corporate Health cover plans. This means you can find great value cover that works for you and your lifestyle. 

If you join by 31 July 2022:

* You’ll get 6 weeks free* on eligible combined Hospital and Extras products in the first year
* Bupa will waive the 2 and 6 month waiting periods on Extras cover
* You’ll also get 8% ongoing discounts on Corporate Health Cover

To learn more about Bupa offers and unique benefits, call 1300 662 074 and provide quote ID 2137227 or visit Bupa.

* Terms and conditions apply

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