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How business data can enhance commercial lending...

When it comes to commercial lending, data quality and data quantity are important. With business data often limited in what’s available (due to new...

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Business information: the future’s all about empowerin...

Business information services have typically been dominated by large clients, particularly in the areas of finance and banking. But that could all be about...

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Commercial credit landscape: 3 areas of focus to survi...

Commercial credit in the UK is undergoing huge change. It’s all about the customer. Providers creating a greater emphasis on customer experience will be...

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Data sharing in the SME environment...

Commercial customers are no different to consumers. The way they are serviced by financial services may lag behind slightly in regards to processes and...

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Spanish Bale-in: a lesson in risk & exporting...

In a single transaction Britain’s balance of trade swung £86m in the right direction at the beginning of September when Welsh footballer Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid by Tottenham Hotspur. It was the biggest transfer deal in football history, once again highlighting the international nature of the...

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Business Insolvency Index – Large companies buck...

Experian’s latest monthly Business Insolvency index shows that, overall, the level of business insolvency in the UK continues to decline. 0.08% of UK businesses went under in July, down from 0.09% in July 2012. This was the third consecutive month that the rate was lower than the corresponding months...

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Should startups be wary of disruptive technologies?...

Martin Zwilling recently wrote in Forbes about disruptive technologies, and how – while novel concepts may displace existing technology quickly by societal standards – this “quickly” may be too slow to save initial startups in the space....

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New UK rules on late payment...

The UK government has updated the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act to put a new EU Directive on the matter into national law. Extensive information about ‘The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013’ and how it updates previous rules are available on the legislation.gov.uk web...

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Insolvencies fall, risks remain...

Experian’s latest Insolvency Index shows improvements in business failure rates across the UK in May 2013. Only the South East saw an increase, and that was a minor o...

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