Credit Risk Management

20th May 2013: Labour Market Round-up

Posted on May 20 2013 by

The run of healthy labour market data, defying virtual stagnation in GDP and public sector job cuts in the past year, stalled in early 2013. The combination of job losses and extremely weak earnings growth will keep household incomes under pressure. However, conditions should improve later this year, buoyed by a pick up in the global backdrop, easing inflation and credit conditions.

13th May 2013: UK Housing Market Update

Posted on May 20 2013 by

House price growth is now gradually gaining some momentum. In contrast to our earlier view of a flat housing market in 2013, we now expect some improvement in activity and muted rise in house prices in the year as the government’s Funding for Lending and Help to Buy schemes begin to have an impact on the market.

Medium-sized firms increase resilience

Posted on May 09 2013 by

Business leaders, economic watchers and – indeed – anyone with an interest in our nation’s finances will have found some relief in recent GDP data indicating that the UK had avoided falling into another recession.

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Posted on May 07 2013 by

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Posted on May 07 2013 by

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Zombies… what zombies?

Posted on May 05 2013 by

I was drawn to a recent article in The Independent’s small business pages on corporate insolvencies entitled ‘It will take years to solve the zombie problem – if it exists’.

UK Labour Market Statistics – April release

Posted on Apr 22 2013 by

The latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the shine is finally coming off the UK labour market in line with our expectations.

The clamp down on conduct

Posted on Apr 10 2013 by

Lenders will face tough new standards for customer interaction from 1 April 2013, when the UK’s new financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), will begin to apply measures to reduce ‘conduct risk’, placing customer needs at the heart of finance strategy, aiming to make certain that a company’s behaviour will result in good outcomes for consumers.

Regional Round-up : March 2013

Posted on Apr 02 2013 by

A snapshot of key official and Experian regional data released this month.

Business Insolvency Index – January figures hit lowest rate since June 2007

Posted on Mar 26 2013 by

The latest Insolvency Index from Experian®, the global information services company, reveals a significant drop in the rate of business insolvencies in January 2013, as it hits its lowest level since June 2007.