7 ways for telecoms to prepare for EU regulation on roaming

Posted on Sep 24 2015 by

The Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are being increasingly challenged to strike a balance between growing revenues, managing customer expectations, reducing operational costs, and complying with regulatory changes. If implemented, the European Union (EU) Commission proposal for the end of international roaming charges, by June 2017, will have an enormous impact on the European mobile industry.

What is a BIC used for?

Posted on Sep 21 2015 by

In a previous blog we answered the question ‘what is a BIC’ (Business/Bank Identifier Code) but we didn’t delve into the detail about what a BIC is used for. As we saw in the last blog, a BIC is used to identify a specific business, most commonly a bank, and in some cases a specific […]

Good credit control can help your company prosper

Posted on Sep 21 2015 by

Credit control is important in every company, especially for small to medium enterprises (SME). Every company should ensure they collect their invoices on time and there are procedures in place to do this efficiently and effectively. Late payments and uncollected invoices are a big problem for SMEs in the UK and accumulation of these will […]

Experian expects retail sales volumes to pick up in the coming months

Posted on Sep 18 2015 by

Retail sales continue to grow but the pace has eased markedly from the exceptional rate seen earlier this year. However Experian anticipates that the growth rate will pick up over the next few months.

Is the Living wage enough to offset the latest welfare reforms?

Posted on Sep 18 2015 by

Experian Economic’s latest income tracker update shows a significant widening in the gap between the discretionary income gains of the upmarket group and the price sensitive group beyond 2015.  Although in 2016 the price sensitive group will gain most from the introduction of the National Living Wage announced in the Summer Budget, this will be […]

7 tips to turn leads into sales

Posted on Sep 17 2015 by

Email marketing remains the most popular lead generation method and is gaining popularity in usage with 87% of marketers using it, ranking highest in sources of qualified leads. Direct mail and telemarketing followed closely with 49% and 37% respectively.* After generating suitable leads for your company, the question is how you will go about converting […]

Experian expects UK labour market to continue to firm as UK recovery remains on track

Posted on Sep 16 2015 by

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that as the UK economic upturn matures as the UK labour market remains resilient.

Current account switchers top two million within two years of seven-day service launch

Posted on Sep 16 2015 by

More than two million bank customers have opted to use the seven-day account switching service within the first two years of the service’s launch.

Experian expects household spending to continue to drive the economy as the Consumer Price Index edges back down to 0.0% in the year to August

Posted on Sep 15 2015 by

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged down to 0.0% in the year to August, from 0.1% in July.

Nearly a quarter of SMEs being pushed into financial crisis due to late payments

Posted on Sep 15 2015 by

Recent research revealed that half of all invoices owed to small firms are overdue. Nearly a quarter of Britain’s small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are being pushed into a financial crisis due to late payments. Out of 1,000 company owners interviewed, 23 per cent reported being close to insolvency due to unpaid invoices. When the […]