economics

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...

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UK labour market regains vigour in line with Experian expect...

Posted on Oct 14 2015 by
The key points comparing the three months to August 2015 with the three months to May were: Employment rose by 140,000. The number of employees was up 120,000, accompanied by a rise of 29,000 in self-employment The number...

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Final Estimate of GDP confirms UK recovery is on track...

Posted on Oct 08 2015 by
Experian’s view that the UK economic upswing remains on track was supported by official data released today, which confirmed that the economy grew by 0.7% in real terms in the second quarter of this year....

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Is the Living wage enough to offset the latest welfare refor...

Posted on Sep 18 2015 by
Experian Economic’s latest income tracker update shows a significant widening in the gap between the discretionary income gains of the upmarket group and the price sensitive group beyond 2015.  Although in 2016 the price...

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2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts solid co...

Posted on Sep 04 2015 by
The second estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 was unchanged from the first; confirming our expectation that growth had picked up to 0.7% q-o-q, from 0.4% in 2015 Q1....

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Dramatic increase in current account fraud...

Posted on Aug 18 2015 by
There has been a huge surge in large-scale targeted fraud attacks during Q2-2015.  Current accounts saw the rate of fraudulent applications soar from 81 in every 10,000 during Q1 2015, to 151 in every 10,000 applications by the...

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Is this the Tipping Point for banks?...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 by
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell pretty much nailed it when he wrote in The Tipping Point to explain how an idea, product, message or behaviour develops into a relentless trend. He defined it as: “That magic moment when an...

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New industry body will highlight the cost of fraud in the UK...

Posted on Jul 08 2015 by
A new industry body has been set up to highlight the cost of fraud to UK businesses, charities and the public. The UK Fraud Cost Measurement Committee will seek to revive and enhance the government’s previous Annual Fraud...

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Current accounts become number one fraud target...

Posted on Jul 02 2015 by
For the first time, current accounts have become the most targeted financial product by fraudsters. At least 89 in every 10,000 applications for a current account are being made by an imposter, according to our analysis. The...

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