Keeping the entrepreneur inside of you motivated

Posted on Sep 01 2015 by

No matter how exciting and thrilling it is setting up and running your business, at times it can be challenging and hard work. You won’t receive a warning from your manager if you don’t roll out of bed to get to work on time and no one will fire you if you produce mediocre work […]

Free vs paid credit reports

Posted on Aug 28 2015 by

There are lots of credit reports available in the market now, offering a range of services. When it comes to credit checking your customers and suppliers, you’ll be presented with a lot of choices. The main differentiation and deciding factor for you will probably be whether you should pay for a premium service such as […]

Anti-Money Laundering – should you consider electronic identity checking?

Posted on Aug 27 2015 by

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations affect many industry sectors in a number of ways. One requirement is that the identity of customers is verified in order to prevent the proceeds of crime being legitimised. Nominated personnel, such as Money Laundering Reporting Officers, must determine the form that such checks take in order to meet the requirements […]

Treating your customers fairly, don’t let them fall into a debt trap!

Posted on Aug 26 2015 by

Regulatory bodies are focusing increasingly on treating customers fairly which has resulted in a deepened scrutiny on businesses across a variety of sectors. One of the main challenges organisations face is that they need to determine if a product is suitable based on initial and ongoing assessment of individual circumstances while still providing customers with […]

Trading online for SMEs

Posted on Aug 25 2015 by

Online sales in the UK have increased by 16.2 per cent* since 2014, making it one of the top markets in Europe. The internet offers SMEs the largest customer base they could’ve ever imagined with unlimited markets and opportunities.  Product sales are only part of the picture with service providers quick to seize a proportion […]

What are DSPs and what do they mean for marketers?

Posted on Aug 24 2015 by

Most marketers will have heard about programmatic advertising (if you haven’t, read this post I wrote a while ago), but may be struggling to understand how all the pieces fit together. One term you will repeatedly come across in any background reading on the matter is ‘DSP’ – or Demand-Side Platform. Read on for the full definition.

Three key reasons to check bank account data

Posted on Aug 21 2015 by

There are many instances where companies need to take bank account information from people, typically bank account data is required to set up a direct debit or a credit transfer.

Online cloud storage for SMEs

Posted on Aug 21 2015 by

Store it in the cloud. Move it to the cloud. Find it in the cloud. These days it seems like everything is happening in the cloud. Cloud storage; an emerging technology that has fuelled numerous debates, lots of controversy along with some slight confusion. The need for flexible IT infrastructure, emergence of big data analytics, […]

CPI increases to 0.1% in July, in line with Experian’s forecast

Posted on Aug 21 2015 by

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged up to 0.1% in the year to July, in line with our forecast.

Top 10 email tips for retail marketers

Posted on Aug 19 2015 by

Dan gives us his eagerly anticipated top 10 tips to help your email marketing. How many are you currently doing? Got anything to add? Read on to find out…