Affordable homes shortage puts property availability at four-year low

Posted on Nov 13 2015 by

A fall in the number of affordable homes being put up for sale has driven overall property availability in the UK to its lowest level since 2011. A quarter of a million new properties went on sale between July and September this year, three per cent lower than the same period in 2014.

Karl’s KPIs – Black Friday and Cyber Monday subject lines – how low should you go?

Posted on Nov 12 2015 by

How low should your discounts go this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Data Analyst Karl Bond looks into the affects of different discounts in subjects lines compared to performance.

So what are the predictions for the Festive Season 2015?

Posted on Nov 12 2015 by

Christmas sales across Europe are tipped to grow by 18.4 per cent. Online retailers in UK can expect to see Christmas sales grow by 16.2 per cent in 2015 with total online sales for the year set to reach £52.25 billion accounting for 15.2 per cent of consumer retail sales (1). In the UK, online […]

UK unemployment rate falls to 7 year low

Posted on Nov 12 2015 by

Yesterday’s labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm Experian’s predictions that labour market conditions remain generally strong.

Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity thieves

Posted on Nov 11 2015 by

Extended families from multi-cultural backgrounds also at higher risk, while two-thirds of all identity theft victims are also men.

Reflecting back on Christmas spending 2014

Posted on Nov 09 2015 by

December is a major month for shopping with many important dates and events to entice consumers to spend more for the festivities of Christmas.  First there’s Black Friday then Cyber Monday, Manic Monday, Small Business Saturday and Boxing Day sales. It’s a crucial time and the prime opportunity to capture as much revenue as possible. […]

3 ways you can make identity checking customer friendly

Posted on Nov 05 2015 by

For both security reasons and to meet your Client Due Diligence obligations you need to carry out identity checking on your customers. Processes can be long-winded you may have to ask your customers to complete certain tasks or provide extra information, something they might find intrusive and a hassle. It doesn’t have to be that […]

SMEs can benefit from big data too

Posted on Nov 05 2015 by

Data is everywhere. Mobile phones collect data of your location through GPS, every time you use the internet; you leave a trail of data and history. When you buy something on your credit card or collect points on a store card, data is created and stored. The systems for capturing, collating, storing and analysing data […]

Renting versus Buying

Posted on Nov 03 2015 by

Many first-time buyers are debating renting versus buying and asking: is it worth saving for the seven years that it typically takes to save for a deposit?

Romford shows strongest business growth in Britain

Posted on Nov 03 2015 by

Our research*  has found Romford, a North East London town, is leading the way in the SME market and showing strong growth in business sales and numbers. It ranked the highest in terms of percentage of fast-growing companies and increase in the number of incorporated businesses. The number of companies registered in Romford has increased […]