What is spam? A quick history of email spam and why you should avoid it

Posted on Nov 02 2015 by

Spam represents an on-going issue for consumers and marketers alike. But where does the name spam come from? Why is it so widely used and why is it such a threat to marketers? Email deliverability expert Tom Corbett gives us his views.

Christmas email campaigns – how, when and what to send to have the best impact this festive period

Posted on Oct 30 2015 by

Christmas is coming. But even closer is Black Friday. Do you know when to send your emails this year? Read this post to find out what happened last year.

Should SMEs join the 5p plastic bag charge?

Posted on Oct 29 2015 by

The 5p plastic bag charge was introduced in England on Monday 5th October, the last in the UK to apply the scheme having already been introduced to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The English charge only applies to companies with more than 250 full time employees and those with less staff than this are exempt […]

Our top 5 payments blogs in the last 12 month

Posted on Oct 29 2015 by

Over the past year our Payments blogs have proved to be very popular. And while we now have quite a library of payments blogs these are the 5 that have received the most visits: In at number five is “What is a BIC used for?” following on from our post “What is a BIC?” this […]

KPIs: Karl’s Performance Indicators – Halloween subject lines

Posted on Oct 28 2015 by

In this post Karl Bond takes a look at some of the data surrounding email marketing for Halloween 2014. Some useful and handy tips in here.

Economy slows, but growth still steady

Posted on Oct 27 2015 by

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. Disappointingly the manufacturing sector continued to contract, with output now estimated to have fallen 0.9% this year. There was also […]

Paying bills late could be more damaging than you think

Posted on Oct 26 2015 by

According to new figures, the problem of late payments straining SMEs finances is getting worse; being owed a total of £67.4bn in unpaid invoices, that’s up 8 per cent from this time last year (1). Between Q2 2014 and Q2 2015, the percentage of SMEs waiting more than 30 days for payments has increased from […]

Data analytics helps housing associations

Posted on Oct 23 2015 by

With the shift in housing benefit payments being made to individuals, coupled with recent welfare reforms and the rising cost of living, the risk of missing a rent payment has never been greater. Data analytics can help harness the power of your data to help you predict and safeguard individuals who may be experiencing financial […]

The Changing Face of Collections

Posted on Oct 23 2015 by

Good collections practices are an opportunity to combine sensible business with compassion – and it’s easier to be compassionate when you’re well informed.

Buoyant September retail sales data support Experian’s view that consumers spending to remain healthy for the rest of this year

Posted on Oct 22 2015 by

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that Retail Sales volumes grew by 1.9% in September, the biggest monthly gain since December 2013.