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Car finance – the growth of PCPs...

The growth in new car registrations remains fuelled by finance agreements and the dominance in PCP deals suggests that consumers remain content with the concept of financing their use of the vehicle rather than aiming to own it...

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Three key reasons to check bank account data...

A recent press release from Payments UK called for better understanding of the ownership of bank accounts, this focus is commendable. As Experian is a supplier of solutions that make the link between bank accounts and their owners, any industry move that helps us to improve and widen the...

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Lack of online presence is one of the top three reason...

Marketing and the digital tools that can be used has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Small business owners now have an array of options when it comes to raising awareness of their company. From traditional marketing of flyers, direct mail and TV broadcast to online marketing of social...

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New regulation to give hope to SMEs rejected by banks ...

In March’s Budget 2016, it was announced which three organisations would be the designated finance platforms under the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015. The objective of the regulation was that, if a small business is rejected for finance by big banks, they’d be obliged to...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cos...

Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data...

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7 types of funding available to SMEs and trends in len...

Whether you’re a start-up or a mature business, at some point in time you’re likely to require finance. But how do you determine which type of finance is right for your business and crucially, what are your chances of success? You may have been successful in the past, but...

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The Budget 2016: How does it affect SMEs?...

On March 16th 2016, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Budget to Parliament; below are the key announcements that could impact small and medium-sized businesses. Economy Announcing that the Office of Budget Responsibility had adjusted down its growth forecast for the next five years, George Osborne predicted that the economy...

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How to build a healthy commercial credit score...

Your commercial credit score could be one way in which lenders and other companies you do business with assess your financial stability and set payment terms for you. Your commercial credit report says a lot about your business, determining how you appear to other companies and could be a...

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Why customer profiling and segments of one aren’t the ...

Marketing to a 'segment of one' means using what you know about a consumer to tailor communications to their individual preferences. Thereby improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your marketing and the customer's...

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