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Experian expects CPI inflation to remain near zero for...

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to an 11-month high of 0.2% in the year to December, compared with a 0.1% increase in the year to November. This is the first time CPI has been positive for two consecutive months since January...

Read More Experian expects CPI inflation to remain near zero for the next couple of months despite uptick in December
IFRS 9: The rules of the game have changed – be prepar...

Read our blog on preparing for IFRS 9 and find out what football and IFRS 9 preparation have in common - A view from our IFRS 9 compliance...

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Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve g...

Millions prefer buying online to speaking with a salesperson – for everything from financial services, to car insurance and u...

Read More Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve gone, they’ve gone for good
Experian expects CPI inflation to remain below 1% for ...

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.1% in the year to November, compared with a 0.1% fall in the year to October. This is the first time inflation has been positive since...

Read More Experian expects CPI inflation to remain below 1% for most of 2016 despite uptick in November
Consumer spending still leading the way...

The second estimate of GDP was unrevised from the first, confirming growth at 0.5% q-o-q in 2015q3, after 0.7% in 2015 Q2. Solid growth in services at 0.7% outweighed weakness in manufacturing, where output shrank by...

Read More Consumer spending still leading the way
UK consumer price deflation continues in October...

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in the year to October, the same as in the year to September. This was in line with Experian’s expectations and continued the trend of inflation hovering around the zero mark which has been evident throughout this y...

Read More UK consumer price deflation continues in October
Affordable homes shortage puts property availability a...

A fall in the number of affordable homes being put up for sale has driven overall property availability in the UK to its lowest level since 2011. A quarter of a million new properties went on sale between July and September this year, three per cent lower than the...

Read More Affordable homes shortage puts property availability at four-year low
UK unemployment rate falls to 7 year low...

Yesterday’s labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm Experian’s predictions that labour market conditions remain generally str...

Read More UK unemployment rate falls to 7 year low
Economy slows, but growth still steady...

GDP growth slowed to 0.5% in 2015 Q3, down from 0.7% in the previous three months. The services sector continued to drive the recovery and saw increases in all 4 of the main services aggregates. Disappointingly the manufacturing sector continued to contract, with output now estimated to have fallen...

Read More Economy slows, but growth still steady