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Labour market gains ease but earnings growth accelerat...

In line with Experian’s expectations, today’s figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show growth in most labour market metrics eased from the strong rates reported last month. Earnings growth was a key exc...

Read More Labour market gains ease but earnings growth accelerates
Preparing for IFRS 9: Take the direct route to accurat...

In life, it does not matter how much work you put into something if you are heading in the wrong direction, as one Olympic athlete once discovered to his...

Read More Preparing for IFRS 9: Take the direct route to accurate provision levels
Q4 GDP in line with Experian’s view that the economic ...

The second estimate of GDP was unrevised from the preliminary figure, confirming growth at 0.5% q-on-q in 2015 Q4. This follows q-on-q growth at near 0.5% in each of the previous three quarters, indicating that UK economic expansion has settled at a solid 2% annualised, rather slower than in...

Read More Q4 GDP in line with Experian’s view that the economic growth remains heavily consumer dependent
Labour market remains strong though earnings growth co...

Experian welcomes the positive labour market figures released today, though the weakness in wage growth remains a...

Read More Labour market remains strong though earnings growth continues to struggle
Experian expects CPI inflation to remain marginally ab...

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to January, compared with 0.2% in December. This is the highest annual rate registered for 12...

Read More Experian expects CPI inflation to remain marginally above zero for the next couple of months
Preparing for IFRS 9 – Change affects us all different...

Welcome to the second instalment of our Loss Forecasting blog series, which will show you how Experian can help you get your business IFRS 9 compliant and ready for...

Read More Preparing for IFRS 9 – Change affects us all differently, how will your customers be affected?
Preparing for Inevitable Interest Rate Hikes...

Whilst a rate rise is not imminent, it is still a question of “when” rather than “if” it will happen. Should consumers be using this respite from change to plan ahead and be ready for the impact?...

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UK retail sales volumes fall in December...

The latest retail sales figures are disappointing, but we expect sales volume growth to improve in the coming months though at a slower rate than in the early part of...

Read More UK retail sales volumes fall in December
Rises in employment gather pace, but earnings growth s...

Experian welcomes the positive labour market figures, which should provide support to incomes despite easing wage...

Read More Rises in employment gather pace, but earnings growth struggles