economic data

Experian’s benign CPI forecast broadly unchanged as CPI growth remains…

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...

Blog - Jun 2016
New data sharing rules will help 50,000 smaller businesses

Following a Bank of England-commissioned report, changes will be made to credit data sharing rules. The change to the Principles of Reciprocity (PoR) allow trade credit providers who agree to share...

Blog - Mar 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
Renewed surge in current account fraud

Detected fraud rate for current account applications soared last year from 73 in every 10,000 applications in January, to 156 in every 10,000 applications in December....

Blog - Feb 2016
Experian expects CPI inflation to remain below 1% for most…

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.1% in the year to November, compared with a 0.1% fall in the year to October. This is the first time inflation has been positive since...

Blog - Dec 2015
Consumer spending still leading the way

The second estimate of GDP was unrevised from the first, confirming growth at 0.5% q-o-q in 2015q3, after 0.7% in 2015 Q2. Solid growth in services at 0.7% outweighed weakness in manufacturing, where...

Blog - Nov 2015
Britain’s fastest growing small companies bring prosperity to the UK

A recent report was released regarding Britain’s fastest growing small companies and how they compared region by region. High growth small businesses (HGSBs) are companies that are achieving more...

Blog - Nov 2015
UK consumer price deflation continues in October

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in the year to October, the same as in the year to September. This was in line with Experian’s expectations and continued the trend of inflation hovering...

Blog - Nov 2015
UK unemployment rate falls to 7 year low

Yesterday’s labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm Experian’s predictions that labour market conditions remain generally...

Blog - Nov 2015
Buoyant September retail sales data support Experian’s view that consumers…

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that Retail Sales volumes grew by 1.9% in September, the biggest monthly gain since December...

Blog - Oct 2015