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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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10 steps to increasing your collections strategy...

With your customer’s budgets under increasing strain and household debt levels running at over £2 billion* it is essential for you to optimise your collections activity. The latest white paper from Experian examines the need for flexible and agile collections solutions that manoeuvre you through the changing economic landscape...

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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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Keeping your hands clean of dirty money...

The government has now completed its plans to make the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) regime more effective and proportionate. With the proposed changes expected to save larger professional services firms around £3 million a year, enhanced due diligence is clearly worth it. Given modern businesses are working in an...

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Showdown! Online Marketing versus Direct Mail...

The cost savings of online marketing over direct mail may not be as big as you think. Acquisition budgets have been migrating online for a number of years now. Double digit year on year growth, relatively cheap media and real time optimisation have made the transition somewhat inevitable. Certainly...

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US online gaming reaches point of no return...

Despite recent coverage of the US elections virtually eclipsing the issue of online gaming, moves towards it were quietly progressing behind the scenes. Nevada, closely followed by Delaware, have now approved the nation's first interactive gambling licenses, while in August the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of...

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Pension fraud soars during the depths of a downturn...

The financial services sector currently shoulders the £3.5 billion lion’s share of the UK’s annual £75 billion estimated fraud losses. Mortgages, currents accounts, loans and savings are all vulnerable – but evidence suggests pensions are equally at risk. While there are no precise figures for Britain’s pensions industry as...

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The clock’s ticking as new Euro rules expose bus...

European businesses risk losing billions of Euros as a result of failure to tackle simple payment errors according to a new Experian report. The switch to a single SEPA payment system – designed to simplify and streamline processing operations for domestic and international payments – will expose out-of-date account...

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Microsoft adopts Experian’s SEPA payments services...

Microsoft has opted for Experian’s Bank Wizard Global to handle accurate and timely commission payments to Microsoft Corp.’s international network of re-sellers and supply vendors. Under new Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) rules, the use of the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) to uniquely identify the bank and account...

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