Three reasons why you should check your suppliers’ bank account data

Posted on Nov 19 2015 by

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 supplier and submits an invoice that […]

UK consumer price deflation continues in October

Posted on Nov 18 2015 by

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 year.

SMEs guide to preparing for Christmas

Posted on Nov 16 2015 by

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 and suppliers will work at their […]

UK jumps two places to become the 6th place in the world to do business

Posted on Nov 13 2015 by

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 economic policy is mainly on budgeting, […]

Affordable homes shortage puts property availability at four-year low

Posted on Nov 13 2015 by

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 same period in 2014.

Karl’s KPIs – Black Friday and Cyber Monday subject lines – how low should you go?

Posted on Nov 12 2015 by

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.

So what are the predictions for the Festive Season 2015?

Posted on Nov 12 2015 by

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 sales (1). In the UK, online […]

UK unemployment rate falls to 7 year low

Posted on Nov 12 2015 by

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

Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity thieves

Posted on Nov 11 2015 by

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

Reflecting back on Christmas spending 2014

Posted on Nov 09 2015 by

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 capture as much revenue as possible. […]