UK Labour Market Statistics – February Release

Posted on Feb 20 2013 by

Office for National Statistics data show that the UK labour market remained on an upward trajectory in the three months to December 2012.

Are You Optimised?

Posted on Feb 20 2013 by

Optimisation can help the credit and collection industry provide better outcomes for the customer

Ready for SEPA – survey results – Question One

Posted on Feb 20 2013 by

We asked 260 Treasury Managers of Global Corpoarations about their readyness for SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area).

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.