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The Three Rs of a Data Breach: Respond, Reassure &...

The ability to act quickly after a data breach is essential, but only achievable if you have a plan in place Current research from Experian and ComRes shows that one in five businesses of all sizes has experienced a data breach in the past two years (21%). As the...

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Retail spending remains healthy a month before the fes...

November saw growth of 0.2% (month-on-month) in retail sales volumes. In the three months leading up to October volumes were up 2.1%. This is the biggest increase since Q4 (October, November and December) 2014. When looking at which areas of retail are leading the increase, it is evident that department...

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Keeping it simple: the key to success in a hyper-conne...

Change in the financial services industry is moving at a scary pace, but it’s actually throwing up just as many opportunities as challenges. As the world expands and becomes more connected, we can unlock new insight into what our customers want and need; we can stay ahead in the...

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Brexit: What the UK’s businesses should do next...

The historic vote to leave the European Union has brought joy and despair in almost equal measure across the UK, along with a great deal of uncertainty for our businesses. Questions linger over access to the free market and Europe’s talent pool, while conclusive answers still seem some time...

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What are the challenges currently facing SMEs?...

In a rapidly changing world and volatile economy, businesses need to be aware of the challenges they are current faced with. They may not have an entourage of consultants to advise them on how to deflect these challenges but at the same time, they have the advantage of being...

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Experian’s benign CPI forecast broadly unchanged as CP...

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to May, unchanged from April. Other than a spike in CPI in March, due largely to the timing of Easter, inflation has been at 0.3% for every month so far this...

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Experian expects CPI inflation to increase very gradua...

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to April, down from 0.5% in the year to...

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

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 s...

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

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...

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