What is cash flow?

Sound cash flow management is vital to helping you run your business smoothly. Watch this short video to understand the basics of cash flow and why it's so important for your business.

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Take control of your business cash flow with the cash conversion cycle.

How to forecast your business cash flow

If you want to know how to manage cash flow in business, preparing a cash flow forecast is a good first step.

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Want a clearer snapshot of your cash flow?

Tap Business Cash Flow View1 in the CommBank app for a quick-and-easy look at money in and out.

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  • Daily IQ2

    This free tool provides insights about your business to help you optimise cash flow, enhance performance and grow customers.

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  • CommBank Invoicing3

    Create invoices with ease and get faster oversight of your business payments with CommBank Invoicing4.

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Things you should know

  • As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on this advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. This information has been prepared without taking into account your individual or business needs and objectives. You can view the Terms and Conditions for Business Transaction and Savings Accounts (PDF)CommBiz (PDF) our Financial Services Guide (PDF) and the Electronic Banking Terms and Conditions (PDF) and should consider them before making any decision about these products and services. Bank fees and charges may apply.

    1Business cash flow is a tool for general information only and should not be solely relied on to make business, accounting, financial, tax decisions or to reconcile your accounts. While we try to present accurate information, we can’t guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information. Your preferences regarding transactions and accounts will be handled in accordance with our Group Privacy Statement.

    2Daily IQ has been prepared as a research tool for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make business decisions or for account reconciliation. The information may be incomplete or not up to date and may contain errors and omissions. Any projections and forecasts are based on a number of assumptions and estimates, including future events and contingencies, which may be inaccurate.

    3To use CommBank Invoicing you need to be 18 years or older with a CommBank Business Transaction Account and a NetBank client number. You will need to be the Authorised Operator on your CommBank Business Transaction Account and have your method of operation set as ‘one to sign’. You will also need to be registered for NetCode and be a sole trader or a director of a private company (Pty Ltd) – only you will be authorised to use CommBank Invoicing.