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 […]

Anti-Money Laundering – should you consider electronic identity checking?

Posted on Aug 27 2015 by

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations affect many industry sectors in a number of ways. One requirement is that the identity of customers is verified in order to prevent the proceeds of crime being legitimised. Nominated personnel, such as Money Laundering Reporting Officers, must determine the form that such checks take in order to meet the requirements […]

Treating your customers fairly, don’t let them fall into a debt trap!

Posted on Aug 26 2015 by

Regulatory bodies are focusing increasingly on treating customers fairly which has resulted in a deepened scrutiny on businesses across a variety of sectors. One of the main challenges organisations face is that they need to determine if a product is suitable based on initial and ongoing assessment of individual circumstances while still providing customers with […]

Trading online for SMEs

Posted on Aug 25 2015 by

Online sales in the UK have increased by 16.2 per cent* since 2014, making it one of the top markets in Europe. The internet offers SMEs the largest customer base they could’ve ever imagined with unlimited markets and opportunities.  Product sales are only part of the picture with service providers quick to seize a proportion […]