UK and global economy

Preparing for IFRS 9 – Change affects us all differently, how will your customers be affected?

Posted on Feb 11 2016 by

Welcome to the second instalment of our Loss Forecasting blog series, which will show you how Experian can help you get your business IFRS 9 compliant and ready for implementation. 

Preparing for Inevitable Interest Rate Hikes

Posted on Feb 08 2016 by

Whilst a rate rise is not imminent, it is still a question of “when” rather than “if” it will happen. Should consumers be using this respite from change to plan ahead and be ready for the impact?

UK retail sales volumes fall in December

Posted on Jan 25 2016 by

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 2015.

Rises in employment gather pace, but earnings growth struggles

Posted on Jan 20 2016 by

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

Experian expects CPI inflation to remain near zero for the next couple of months despite uptick in December

Posted on Jan 19 2016 by

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 consecutive months since January 2015.

IFRS 9: The rules of the game have changed – be prepared

Posted on Jan 18 2016 by

Read our blog on preparing for IFRS 9 and find out what football and IFRS 9 preparation have in common – A view from our IFRS 9 compliance experts…

Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve gone, they’ve gone for good

Posted on Jan 08 2016 by

Millions prefer buying online to speaking with a salesperson – for everything from financial services, to car insurance and utilities.

Experian expects CPI inflation to remain below 1% for most of 2016 despite uptick in November

Posted on Dec 15 2015 by

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 July.

Consumer spending still leading the way

Posted on Nov 30 2015 by

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 output shrank by 0.4%.

UK consumer price deflation continues in October

Posted on Nov 18 2015 by

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in the year to October, the same as in the year to September. This was in line with Experian’s expectations and continued the trend of inflation hovering around the zero mark which has been evident throughout this year.