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Santa is a fraud...

Santa is a fraud. Just look at the warning signs, says device recognition specialist and Experian international partner iovation. It identifies one billion mobile devices globally and currently conducts 2.5 billion device reputation checks a year. It enables clients to assess the likelihood of transactions being fraudulent based on...

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Post-Christmas sales set to highlight retailers’...

Given the ongoing economic squeeze on many households, tolerance, convenience and security are now the three critical issues and of acute importance for retailers and ecommerce sites. The dilemma faced is epitomised by three separate findings made by Experian. On the one hand online shoppers will tolerate up to...

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UK Labour Market Statistics – December release...

The recent momentum in labour market trends is rapidly easing in line with our expectations. While today’s labour market release still shows a rise in employment in the three months to October, the magnitude of this increase (of 40,000) is disappointing compared to earlier rises of 100,000 and 212,000...

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Wealthiest owe millions in unpaid council tax...

New research from Experian reveals that some of the most affluent sections of society owe millions of pounds in unpaid council tax. Experian has analysed £170 million of outstanding council tax debt owed to a broad range of rural and urban local authorities across England. The analysis revealed that...

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Innovation in a competitive climate: can you rise abov...

The face of lending is changing noticeably. Since the credit crisis of 2007, managing risk is high on the agenda and banks are rightly tentative about extending credit. New regulations imposed by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), mean that lending has to be even more responsible with greater focus...

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The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2012...

The Chancellor again faced a challenging background in presenting his Autumn Statement today as a stagnant economy over the past year shifted his deficit reduction strategy further off course. Missed targets meant that, as in last year’s Statement, the austerity programme has been extended to allow room for manoeuvre...

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Mortgage fraud set to surge in 2013 and will hit highe...

Experian predicts there will be a dramatic increase in attempted mortgage fraud in the UK next year, bringing the number of people fraudulently trying to obtain home loans to the highest level since records began in...

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Are you making the most of stress testing?...

Stress testing our consumer and commercial portfolios has become part and parcel of regulatory reporting in the aftermath of the credit crunch. With more robust stress test methodologies being required, the outputs can also be applied usefully to extract additional value across a number of other functions within credit...

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Are lenders seeing all the distress signals?...

Already well-established within the UK credit industry, data sharing has proved a highly rewarding tool for responsible lenders for more than 30 years. However, with the global financial meltdown of the past few years, access to timely, quality data from some of the UK’s largest creditors, combined with enriched...

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