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Don’t focus just on interest rates. There are many economic…

This time last year we were talking about the forthcoming squeeze on incomes. Inflation was comparatively low, and wage growth was quite strong. But, the latest economic data confirms that today...

Blog - Mar 2018
How do differing customer profiles affect the credit market?

The UK has an aging population – this decade alone has seen a 72% increase in ‘centenarians’ compared to the last and by 2040 nearly one in seven Britons will be over...

Blog - Mar 2017
Labour market gains ease but earnings growth accelerates

In line with Experian’s expectations, today’s figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show growth in most labour market metrics eased from the strong rates reported last month....

Blog - Mar 2016
Q4 GDP in line with Experian’s view that the economic…

The second estimate of GDP was unrevised from the preliminary figure, confirming growth at 0.5% q-on-q in 2015 Q4. This follows q-on-q growth at near 0.5% in each of the previous three quarters,...

Blog - Mar 2016
Labour market remains strong though earnings growth continues to struggle

Experian welcomes the positive labour market figures released today, though the weakness in wage growth remains a...

Blog - Feb 2016
Experian expects CPI inflation to remain marginally above zero for…

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to January, compared with 0.2% in December. This is the highest annual rate registered for 12...

Blog - Feb 2016
UK retail sales volumes fall in December

The latest retail sales figures are disappointing, but we expect sales volume growth to improve in the coming months though at a slower rate than in the early part of...

Blog - Jan 2016
Rises in employment gather pace, but earnings growth struggles

Experian welcomes the positive labour market figures, which should provide support to incomes despite easing wage...

Blog - Jan 2016
Experian expects CPI inflation to remain near zero for the…

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to an 11-month high of 0.2% in the year to December, compared with a 0.1% increase in the year to November. This is the first time CPI has been positive for two...

Blog - Jan 2016
Experian expects CPI inflation to remain below 1% for most…

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.1% in the year to November, compared with a 0.1% fall in the year to October. This is the first time inflation has been positive since...

Blog - Dec 2015
Consumer spending still leading the way

The second estimate of GDP was unrevised from the first, confirming growth at 0.5% q-o-q in 2015q3, after 0.7% in 2015 Q2. Solid growth in services at 0.7% outweighed weakness in manufacturing, where...

Blog - Nov 2015
Economy slows, but growth still steady

GDP growth slowed to 0.5% in 2015 Q3, down from 0.7% in the previous three months. The services sector continued to drive the recovery and saw increases in all 4 of the main services aggregates....

Blog - Oct 2015