Tag: Experian

Mortgage fraud increases by 23 per cent

Mortgage fraud increases by 23 per cent

Information services company Experian has reported a 23 per cent increase in the number of people giving false information in order to obtain a mortgage. In the second quarter of this year, 39 out of every 10,000 mortgage applications were found to be fraudulent, compared with 32 in the 2011 second quarter. Lenders have tightened [...]

August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Rate of failed businesses eases, reports Experian

Rate of failed businesses eases, reports Experian

Credit-checking company, Experian, has reported a decline in the number of UK businesses that fail. According to a report by the agency, a total of 1,796 firms went insolvent in August, a fall of 23% when compared with the previous month. Experian said it was “encouraged” by the latest figures. However, while this figure is [...]

September 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
New study reveals High Street still suffering amid downturn

New study reveals High Street still suffering amid downturn

According to Experian’s FootFall UK National Index, retail sales are still suffering amid the economic downturn as shoppers continue to abandon the High Street. The Index found that shopper numbers fell 1.7% across the UK in March with Wales and the South West hit the worst with numbers down 7.13%. Meanwhile, according to Experian, 15% [...]

April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Retail outlet closures could hit 72,000 in 2009

Retail outlet closures could hit 72,000 in 2009

The High Streets of Britain could be unrecognisable this time next year, as consumers struggle with the recession and the retail sector takes the sort of pounding that is already making regular headlines. Credit rating specialist, Experian, has predicted that 72,000 retails outlets could close during 2009, pushing up the number of empty units in [...]

January 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Confidence among UK manufacturers falls to 7-year low

Confidence among UK manufacturers falls to 7-year low

A survey by the CBI and Experian has revealed that confidence among UK manufacturers has taken a dive throughout the UK, as companies are facing steep rising cost pressures with output expected to fall over the next few months. The index of business optimism fell to -40 in the three months to July, this represented [...]

August 4, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Cases of identity fraud up two-thirds

Cases of identity fraud up two-thirds

Credit information company, Experian, revealed that last year, over 6,000 victims of identity fraud asked Experian’s fraud team for help, compared with just 3,500 the previous year - this represents an increase of 66%. In its Victims of Fraud Dossier, Experian investigated over 10,000 identity fraud cases by postcode area, victim type and fraud technique. [...]

May 29, 2008 | 0 Comments More