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Top tips to safeguard security when plugging in to the...

We're offering advice for both businesses and individuals to help them improve security and manage the risks that come with using internet-enabled products - also known as the Internet of Things...

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SMEs losing more than £9bn in invoice fraud...

UK small and medium sized businesses are losing more than £9 billion from invoice fraud every year, this amounts to £1,658 per SME, research by Tungsten Network shows. Of those that have been affected, one in six firms believes fraud has cost them more than £5,000 in the last...

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Fraud increases by a fifth in one year...

Large payments have been diverted and fraudsters have disappeared with the money. We are also seeing an increase in impersonations of the deceased within mortgage fraud. Fraudsters use the ID of people who have recently passed away but who previously lived at a...

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Knowing your customers and suppliers can help prevent ...

Knowing your customers and suppliers’ financial status is important. If you give or extend credit to customers, or your operations rely heavily on a few suppliers, their cash flow and operational problems can quickly become yours. Whether you’re about to build a new relationship or have been in business...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cos...

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...

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How to build a healthy commercial credit score...

Your commercial credit score could be one way in which lenders and other companies you do business with assess your financial stability and set payment terms for you. Your commercial credit report says a lot about your business, determining how you appear to other companies and could be a...

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2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain but t...

2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain, 608,110 companies were registered with Companies House, an increase from the 2014 figure of 581,173. The figures for 2016 are on course to beat this even more with over 145,000 business start-ups by mid-march already(1). This isn’t surprising as a...

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A fifth of all ID fraud aimed at renters...

How we helped more than 14,400 victims recover from fraud in...

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Over-50s vulnerable to pension scams...

One in four men would spend his pension on a dream holiday. Less than a quarter would seek professional advice about their private...

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