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Reflecting back on Christmas spending 2014...

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...

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

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 of full-time employees was up 56,000 The unemployment rate fell to...

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

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 y...

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

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 sensitive group will gain most from the introduction of the National Living Wage announced in...

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2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts so...

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...

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Dramatic increase in current account fraud...

Current account fraud almost doubles due to extensive large scale organised...

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Is this the Tipping Point for banks?...

Right now retail banking has reached a Tipping Point as more money than ever before is being invested into financial technology ventures. Analysis shows that challenger banks are currently seeing some strong areas of...

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

The government’s fraud cost estimate set to be revived. UK’s only indicator on the total cost of fraud to be launched this yea...

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Current accounts become number one fraud target...

Current account fraud has now surpassed mortgage application fraud, which until now had been the biggest target - 83 out of every 10,000...

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