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This Christmas’ hottest products revealed...

Black Friday is just days away and despite some retailers like Asda pulling out of the retail bonanza this year, UK consumers are more excited than ever about the retail festive period. In fact, according to our Hitwise® online intelligence tool, online searches in the UK for ‘black friday’...

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Do you need to check your business customers’ bank acc...

In a previous blog I discussed the case for checking the ownership of business bank account details when setting up and paying suppliers. But what if the businesses you are paying are not suppliers but beneficiaries? Who does this affect? There are a number of reasons why you might...

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Affordability: An approach that pre-qualifies customer...

Aligning expectations with reality through pre-qualification can help you to avoid the kind of mismatch that sits behind a lot of human disappointment. How much better will customers feel about the loan process when they know they’re likely to get the keys to the new house they’ve just fallen...

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Get involved with Black Friday and Small Business Satu...

Black Friday is an American tradition and takes place the day after Thanksgiving which is the fourth Thursday in November. This year, it falls on Friday 27th November. It’s become the biggest shopping day of the year with retailers knocking their prices down across their stock to kick start...

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Three reasons why you should check your suppliers’ ban...

It is now possible to check the ownership of business bank accounts, here are three reasons why you should check the bank account data of your suppliers: You don’t want to become a victim of invoice fraud Invoice fraud, sometimes called procurement fraud, occurs when a fraudster impersonates a...

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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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