banking and finance

SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost…

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...

Blog - Apr 2016
7 types of funding available to SMEs and trends in…

Whether you’re a start-up or a mature business, at some point in time you’re likely to require finance. But how do you determine which type of finance is right for your business and crucially,...

Blog - Apr 2016
How FinTechs disrupt retail banking and other financial services
The Budget 2016: How does it affect SMEs?

On March 16th 2016, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Budget to Parliament; below are the key announcements that could impact small and medium-sized...

Blog - Apr 2016
A fifth of all ID fraud aimed at renters

Last year saw professional renters bear the biggest brunt of a surge in identity theft, with one out of five (20%) of all attempts aimed at young professionals living in rented...

Blog - Mar 2016
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...

Blog - Mar 2016
Which consumers are most at risk of ID theft?

Our Mosaic classification system reveals a host of insights into which demographic customer groups are most at-risk from identity...

Blog - Mar 2016
Driving change: how modern consumers are challenging the status quo…

The automotive industry is evolving, and consumers are the ones in the driving seat. But don’t panic – what’s good for them is, ultimately, good for everyone. Especially those in car...

Blog - Mar 2016
How do I build a business credit profile?

Cash is king in business. Whether it’s servicing fixed costs or running new campaigns to attract new customers, everything has its price. If you have a vision for growth or you simply just want to...

Blog - Mar 2016
I’ve been refused business credit. What should I do now?

First of all, you’re not alone. Findings suggest that one in five applications for finance from the bank from small businesses were unsuccessful in the last quarter(1). Whether you’re a start-up...

Blog - Mar 2016
Spike in neighbourhood ID thefts blunted by smart fraud analysis

Postcode analysis of just one stretch of road hit by a sudden spike in ID thefts and related frauds, highlighted more than 20 detected incidents at a handful of...

Blog - Mar 2016
Keeping your cards close to your chest is crucial to…

In common with current accounts, the relentless rise in card fraud is being powered by ID thieves, with around eight out of 10 detected card frauds from bogus third-party applicants....

Blog - Feb 2016
Spotting fraud at postcode level

Analysis of 10 addresses in and around the same area of leafy Warwickshire, pointed to a suspected ghost-broking...

Blog - Feb 2016