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UK consumer price deflation continues in October...

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in the year to October, the same as in the year to September. This was in line with Experian’s expectations and continued the trend of inflation hovering around the zero mark which has been evident throughout this y...

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SMEs guide to preparing for Christmas...

As the Christmas season starts to loom upon us, SMEs up and down the country are preparing for the most lucrative trading opportunity of the year. In the next few weeks, everyone will be rushing to buy their Christmas presents, businesses will have their highest demand of the year...

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UK jumps two places to become the 6th place in the wor...

The Doing Business 2015 report is an annual report in its 12th year which compares the ease of doing business for domestic firms in 189 economies. It investigates the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it in 11 areas of the business life. The focus of...

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Affordable homes shortage puts property availability a...

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...

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Karl’s KPIs – Black Friday and Cyber Monday subject li...

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....

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So what are the predictions for the Festive Season 201...

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...

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UK unemployment rate falls to 7 year low...

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

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Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity ...

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

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Reflecting back on Christmas spending 2014...

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...

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