What is ‘Friday Fraud’ – and how does it impact law firms and their clients?

Posted on Sep 08 2015 by

Recent press reports have highlighted a problem for lawyers and conveyancers – it’s been dubbed ‘Friday Fraud’. It involves fraudsters using various methods to get the information they need to raid a firm’s accounts or intercept funds due to be paid to a client. It’s called Friday Fraud because they know the best time to […]

Basel compliance is a business opportunity, here’s why…

Posted on Sep 07 2015 by

Regulators are placing significant scrutiny on every business transaction to protect consumers and organisations, requiring lenders to place extra due diligence in all areas of operation. The number of regulations imposed on financial institutions has grown significantly over the past few years to accommodate this, and now far exceeds any level in the history of […]

7 business mistakes to avoid

Posted on Sep 07 2015 by

Insufficient research Before starting your new company and with so many brilliant ideas running through your head, take the time out to do some thorough research. Research the market that you’re looking to enter, it may be a good idea but is it a profitable opportunity? How many competitors are there and how will you […]

SWOT – analysis framework for your company

Posted on Sep 04 2015 by

SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is the most common tool used for analysis of the overall strategic position of a company and its external environment. The main purpose is to identify the strategies most appropriate for the business model that will utilise the company’s resources and capabilities to the […]

2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts solid consumer spending growth

Posted on Sep 04 2015 by

The second estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 was unchanged from the first; confirming our expectation that growth had picked up to 0.7% q-o-q, from 0.4% in 2015 Q1.

DMPs – what are they, what do they do and who uses them?

Posted on Sep 03 2015 by

DMPs – or Data Management Platforms – are a critical part of the evolving digital advertising landscape. Read this intro and definition article to keep up to speed.

Motivating your staff

Posted on Sep 03 2015 by

It is often said that employees are the lifeline of a company, and it’s most often than not true, if your employees are happy and thriving then your company will also prosper. When employees feel valued and are an asset to the company they’ll remain loyal, motivated and productive. Most employers make the mistake of thinking that […]

Smooth the Journey to Car Ownership with Clear Directions

Posted on Sep 02 2015 by

Buying a car can be a minefield, and by helping customers to understand the benefits of preparing a workable budget and validating their finances ahead of time, it will go a long way to securing a smooth ride, both during the process and afterwards.

Keeping the entrepreneur inside of you motivated

Posted on Sep 01 2015 by

No matter how exciting and thrilling it is setting up and running your company, at times it can be challenging and hard work. You won’t receive a warning from your manager if you don’t roll out of bed to get to work on time and no one will fire you if you produce mediocre work […]

Free vs paid credit reports

Posted on Aug 28 2015 by

There are lots of credit reports available in the market now, offering a range of services. When it comes to credit checking your customers and suppliers, you’ll be presented with a lot of choices. The main differentiation and deciding factor for you will probably be whether you should pay for a premium service such as […]