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Risk in an open data world

In an ideal world, customers would be granted credit only if they can afford to repay in a sustainable manner and without harming their overall financial situation. In practice, this can never be...

Whitepaper - May 2020
A guide to risk management in 2020  

Risk is changing. Are you ready for the opportunities and challenges? Businesses in the UK and around the world are facing a whole new range of potential risks, both in the short and long-term. As we...

Blog - May 2020
How to handle portfolio changes caused by the COVID-19 outbreak

With crashing consumer confidence, enforced business closures and life as we know it changed, the coronavirus pandemic is creating huge shifts in underlying borrowing characteristics and, inevitably,...

Blog - May 2020
How data can provide the insight commercial lenders need now

It is already a well-worn adage that these are unprecedented times. But when it comes to managing credit risk it’s a particularly poignant truth. Unprecedented times come with uncertainty, and...

Blog - May 2020
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Trading internationally: 5 top tips to help protect your business

“Doing business internationally presents major growth and revenue opportunities. But doing business on today’s global stage requires a due diligence strategy that helps you minimise financial and...

Blog - Jan 2020
Data Breach: Turning an incident into a manageable situation

With headlines such as “Another day, another data breach” and “Tighten your passwords and assume the brace position”. It is no wonder companies fear a data breach happening to them. And yes,...

Blog - Jan 2019
5 ways that poor cash flow can damage your business
5 Ways that Poor Cash Flow Can Damage your Business…

“When it comes to money, ignorance is NOT bliss. What you don’t know CAN hurt you.” ― Sandra S. Simmons If your small business cash flow is something which keeps you up at night, then...

Blog - May 2018
Don’t underestimate the start up costs you may face

The number of businesses starting up in the UK is increasing year on year, with over 350,000 start-ups already launched this year (1), it is expected to surpass 2015’s figure of 608,110...

Blog - Jul 2016
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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...

Blog - Jul 2016
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...

Blog - May 2016
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...

Blog - May 2016
Knowing your customers and suppliers can help prevent cash flow…

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...

Blog - Apr 2016