Get set for Black Friday – or will it be Manic Monday?

Black Friday - 28/11 - is almost upon us

Black Friday – 28/11 – is almost upon us

This week heralds what is expected to be the year’s busiest online shopping period as Christmas gets closer.  Black Friday (the last Friday in November), and Cyber Monday (three days later) originated in the USA and are now big news in the UK.

Not only is it the busiest pre-Christmas weekend of the year for internet shoppers, but it neatly coincides with the one that immediately follows many people’s final payday before the need to go Christmas shopping.
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Christmas shopping needn’t be at a cost

friends-shopping-xmas-300 There’s one month to go now until Christmas Day – getting ready? Money-saving at Christmas can be tough, especially when there’s a lot to pay for, and a lot of time to fill.

Last night (24 Nov), Experian’s James Jones appeared on LBC’s Money Hour show to talk about how to stay on top of your finances around Christmas.

Podcast: Listen to The Money Hour show – broadcast on Monday 24 November
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It’s been a great year for Williams F1

Experian is proud to be a sponsor of the successful Williams F1 team

Experian is proud to be a sponsor of the successful Williams F1 team

It’s been a fantastic year for the Williams Formula One Team, which Experian is proud to be a sponsor of. Continue reading

5 steps to the car finance deal you need

With car finance, a good credit rating can make the difference

With car finance, a good credit rating can make the difference

Looking for a new car?

Whether you’ve gone for a brand new model or a second-hand purchase, you may need to pay for it in stages with a loan or hire purchase. With these types of finance, a good credit rating can be the difference between getting a good interest rate or not, or sometimes getting any deal at all.

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Experian #100DaysUseIt winner: Richard’s story

Richard Anderson’s goal is to travel to Australia to see his fiancée before they get married next year. Here he tells us what it means to him, after being the first winner of Experian’s #100DaysUseIt competition.


Check out more of our #100DaysUseIt videos here. 

Why your credit score matters

Experian's James Jones and Joanne Leahy at LBC

James and Joanne discussed credit scores at LBC

Your credit score is often seen as the key that could unlock access to better credit deals, mortgage approvals & more. But who decides your credit score? And what are the factors that most affect it?

Last night (17 Nov), Experian’s James Jones and Joanne Leahy appeared on LBC’s Money Hour show to talk about how to improve your credit score.
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Love and money: do couples see it differently?

scales-image-300x200Weddings are expensive, there’s no getting away from it. While “the happiest day of your life” can be memorable, it can also put a strain on the wallet. Before and after marriage, there are often a few disagreements on personal finance, but what are they and why do they happen?

People pair up with their partner for all sorts of reasons – and one of the biggest is finances. A nationwide Experian survey of couples in relationships* asked if financial responsibility would make someone more attractive, 29% said it would, while 35% of women said this would make a male ‘much more attractive’. Continue reading

6 online Christmas shopping tips

Are you doing your festive shopping online?

Are you doing your festive shopping online?

Managing your finances at Christmas can be tough, especially when there’s a lot to pay for, and a lot of time to fill. So if you’re planning on doing your festive shopping online, we’ve come up with some key tips that might help.

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Why young adults are still living at home

young-adults-at-home-IG2Flying the nest, fleeing the coop – whatever you want to call it, since Elvis was strutting his stuff in the 1950’s large numbers of young adults have dreamed of the day they no longer have to live at their parents’ home. These days, with 800,000 graduates stuck at home, more young people than before the credit crunch can’t afford to move out. Continue reading