Risk Management

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
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...

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
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
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...

Blog - Apr 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
Spring clean your business

Spring is upon us and so is the new Financial Year, there’s no better way to step back from your business, recuperate, reorganise and refresh. Update your business plan Hopefully you...

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
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
Preparing to successfully navigate through the new tax year

Cash flow is fundamental for any business, both for survival and future growth, but in today’s volatile economic climate, it can be difficult to keep on top of it all and maintain a positive cash...

Blog - Mar 2016
Credit check your customers to improve cash flow

Cash flow is the net amount of cash going in and out of the business. Positive cash flow indicates a company’s liquid assets are increasing, enabling it to settle debts, reinvest and give out...

Blog - Feb 2016