Over 95% of towns are too expensive for new families to move up property ladder

Posted on Aug 10 2015 by

The UK housing market is at risk of stalemate as growing families in most parts of the country face unaffordable hikes to their mortgage if they want to move up the property ladder. For many towns across the UK moving up the property ladder from a starter home to a larger family home, can be […]

Identity theft – why do crooks want to steal your identity?

Posted on Aug 06 2015 by

Identity theft is the acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information for gain. Generally, there are two categories of fraud, they are referred to as: first party fraud and third party fraud. In first party fraud, the fraud is committed by the owner of the account and doesn’t involve identity theft. Third party […]

20 top tips for retail email marketers – part one

Posted on Aug 06 2015 by

Email marketing remains critical to retail marketing. In this first of a two-part series Dan Kennedy provides his comprehensive 20 tips on how to get the best out of your email marketing.

UK economic growth to remain solid for rest of 2015

Posted on Aug 06 2015 by

The UK economy got back on track in 2015q2 with growth at 0.7% q-on-q. Expansion remains driven by consumer spending as export-reliant industries continue to struggle against the backdrop of a strong pound coupled with sluggish demand from the EU.

International credit reporting

Posted on Aug 04 2015 by

Many UK companies are expanding into new markets to look for customers and international trade is becoming an increasingly popular option. It is important to credit check your customers and suppliers within the UK, this should be even more important when dealing with them overseas.  There’s always an element of risk, how do you know if […]

Trading with China

Posted on Aug 04 2015 by

34 per cent of companies interviewed in a recent survey saw China as the biggest market with export potential.  It’s clear to see that China will have a big part to play in the future expansion plans of British companies, with imports and exports to and from China already increasing. So why is China becoming such […]

An introduction to International Trade

Posted on Aug 04 2015 by

A recent survey has revealed that six out of every ten SME’s in the UK expect to be trading internationally by 2016. A 20 per cent increase on the number of companies trading internationally now.                                   The increase in export activity […]

Where are you with your email personalisation? – The six stages of personalising your email marketing

Posted on Aug 03 2015 by

Personalisation is a great way of making your email communications more relevant and effective. Check out the Experian sophistication gradient to see where your efforts currently leave you

Understanding demographics – Britain’s aspiring homemakers disappearing from major city centres

Posted on Jul 30 2015 by

According to a recent Experian study, first time buyers are now more likely to be living in the Western Isles of Scotland than in Kensington and Chelsea.
Using Experian’s Mosaic segmentation tool it’s possible to build a detailed picture of the demographics of particular areas and the types of people who are likely to live there.

What does the first estimates of 2015 Q2 UK GDP tell us about UK economy?

Posted on Jul 30 2015 by

The first estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 confirmed our expectations that the economy bounced back strongly in the spring, growing by 0.7% q-o-q, up from 0.4% in 2015q1. The latest release also confirmed that GDP-per-head is finally back to pre-recession levels.