An open VAT register could help you make better credit decisions

Posted on Feb 18 2013 by

Making the HMRC VAT Register public would help SME’s, Banks, Insurance firms, Telcos and many other businesses make more informed credit decisions.

When you get a moment, take a look at this link. It’s a proposal from the Open Data User Group to make available a range of data from the Vat Register, which will enhance company datasets and could play a crucial role in the business decisions you make when assessing new suppliers or taking on new customers.

UK retail sales – February release

Posted on Feb 15 2013 by

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that UK retail sales volumes excluding fuel fell by 0.5% (seasonally adjusted) between December and January.

Data Strategy Awards – What a Night!

Posted on Feb 14 2013 by

Last Thursday I spent a great night celebrating the best in data-driven marketing at the Marketing Week Data Strategy Awards. As Associate Sponsor, the Experian Marketing Services team were there in force along with some of our clients – many of whom were lucky enough to have been nominated.

Interview with Retail Systems magazine

Posted on Feb 13 2013 by

Online security and fraud prevention go under the spotlight during a 10-minute interview with Retail Systems’ editor Karen Moss.

UK housing market update

Posted on Feb 11 2013 by

UK house prices followed a broadly flat growth path in 2012.

Data quality management for SMEs – Part 3

Posted on Feb 11 2013 by

Data Quality Management need not be seen as a mammoth all singing and all dancing project. For smaller (and larger enterprises), data quality can be achieved in small controlled steps. Here are 7 simple steps to help extend data life and retain data worth.

Transform collections unit from a cost centre to a profit centre

Posted on Feb 08 2013 by

Collections as a process has evolved from the traditional idea of just collecting dues. Nowadays modern Collections is a combination of science and art.

UK labour market statistics

Posted on Feb 08 2013 by

Critical analysis of latest employment data.

Credit and Collections strategy in 2013 – what you need to know

Posted on Feb 07 2013 by

Five years after the worst economic crisis of recent years, the economy is still struggling to recover, with economic prospects not improving and risks remain paramount

The plate change is coming….

Posted on Feb 06 2013 by

Last year almost 20% of new car sales took place in the plate change months of March and September. Automotive dealers should be taking advantage of this spike in demand before it happens, and ensure it is maximised by marketing new car offers and potential used stock to customers ahead of the plate change months. Key to doing this is making sure any stored customer data is up- to-date and correct, and also that there is enough of it.