Affordability and the Health of UK Businesses

Thursday 1 February 2024, 10am - 11am

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How commercial lenders can use data and consultancy to drive growth in a rapidly changing economic environment

UK businesses are facing numerous challenges, such as high interest rates, high energy costs, and issues with customer confidence. Now, more than ever, it is important for commercial lenders to understand small business financial situations at a granular level, and on an ongoing basis.

A quarter of UK small businesses are showing resilience in the face of tough macro-economic conditions, presenting a ‘good risk’ for lenders, but to successfully determine which businesses are going to fail versus those best equipped to survive or grow, you need a full picture view of affordability, based on comprehensive data, advanced analytics, and forward-looking macro-economic forecasts.

One of our key strengths is our ability to continue to drive the story of the insights as they occur. Aligning these insights to business-critical needs, and priorities, we are in an unrivalled position to look back, and forward thanks to our in-house economists and data experts. We explore all data, traditional bureau and other sources, relevant to the point in time that shed light on these emerging risks, and opportunities. Our latest webinar will provide you with the insights you need to navigate this complex lending landscape and optimise your commercial lending strategy.

Join our latest webinar: Commercial Insights - Affordability and the Health of UK Businesses

Date: Thursday 1 February 2024

Time: 10am - 11am

What will we cover?

The macro-economic situation

A clear view of the macroeconomic situation and its immediate and longer-term impact on the health of UK businesses.

Businesses' credit trends

A granular understanding of businesses' credit trends.

Advanced insight

To help you optimise your commercial lending strategy and grow your business sustainably.

Meet the speakers

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Rebecca Snow

Managing Economist, Experian

Rebecca is responsible for overseeing the UK regional and local forecasting service, forming a house view on the performance of the UK’s key centres areas and presenting this to clients at regular seminars as well as bespoke workshops. Rebecca contributes to the team’s IFRS9 capabilities, works on bespoke European consultancy projects and the forecasting of UK household socio-demographic groups. Rebecca has led and contributed to scores of consulting projects for private and public sector clients and takes a leading role in Experian’s UK scenario tool, drilling different macro assumptions down to sector, regional, local and household levels.

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John Griffiths

Market Engagement Director, Credit & Risk, Business Information, Experian

As a strategy-focused credit risk leader and senior consultant, John brings over 15 years of extensive experience in engaging with clients to help them better understand their commercial customers and drive growth. He has a deep understanding of products, business processes, risk management, and regulatory requirements across multiple jurisdictions in both developed and emerging markets. His focus is on advocating for the smart use of business data to support clients, not just from a credit risk perspective, but more broadly in assessing the needs in the market.

The technical depth for this webinar is medium. This means the content will be of a business nature, covering terms and practice performed by specialised industry professionals.

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