economics

Fraud costs UK economy £193 billion a year – equating...

Posted on May 25 2016 by
The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per year, according to a new report. It dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £50 billion in 2013. The...

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Experian expects CPI inflation to increase very gradually, t...

Posted on May 18 2016 by
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to April, down from 0.5% in the year to March....

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Fraud increases by a fifth in one year...

Posted on May 11 2016 by
The overall fraud rate during Q1-2016 continued to grow reaching 54 in 10,000 - compared to 45 in 10,000 during Q1-2015 - spurred on by fraudsters focusing their efforts on current accounts and credit cards. Our latest Fraud...

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Online SMEs are missing out on the chance to take advantage ...

Posted on May 03 2016 by
Just 56 per cent of online small businesses are selling to customers abroad despite the rise in demand for UK products, according to an Ipsos Mori survey conducted on behalf of PayPal. This means almost half are missing out on...

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Preparing for IFRS 9 – A tailored approach to loss foreca...

Posted on Apr 20 2016 by
With a tailored approach, you get the best forecast of future losses for you – one that suits your portfolio perfectly rather than a one-size-fits-all solution....

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Preparing for IFRS 9 – The wider benefits of transitioning...

Posted on Apr 18 2016 by
IAS 39 has been around in its current form since 2005, so you may be nervous about the transition to IFRS 9. However, as All Blacks legend Brad Thorn discovered, switching from one system to another can bring huge rewards:...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost of p...

Posted on Apr 07 2016 by
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 breach. Estimates fall critically short and would put the survival of many...

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

Posted on Apr 04 2016 by
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...

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Finding your most valuable B2B customers...

Posted on Mar 09 2016 by
All customers are not created equal. Every business will find some customers more valuable than others for various reasons; whether it’s by the value of purchase, ease of managing the account or beneficial business...

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