economics

Alternative finance challenging mainstream lending...

Posted on Jun 19 2016 by
Before the concept of alternative finance or peer to peer lending was born, borrowing money off high street banks to start your first business or to grow it was just about one of the only options available. However with the rise...

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Fraud, identity and the emerging Internet of Things...

Posted on Jun 01 2016 by
Right now millions of new “things” get connected online every day - from toasters and heart monitors, to cars and light bulbs. The mass adoption of devices with multi-layered connectivity has been badged the Internet of...

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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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