UK and global economy

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
Preparing for IFRS 9 – Change affects us all differently,…

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...

Blog - Feb 2016
Preparing for Inevitable Interest Rate Hikes

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...

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
IFRS 9: The rules of the game have changed –…

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...

Blog - Jan 2016
Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve gone, they’ve gone…

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

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
UK consumer price deflation continues in October

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...

Blog - Nov 2015
Affordable homes shortage puts property availability at four-year low

A fall in the number of affordable homes being put up for sale has driven overall property availability in the UK to its lowest level since 2011. A quarter of a million new properties went on sale...

Blog - Nov 2015