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CPS responds to Labour's key "revenue raisers"
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Daniel Mahoney and Tim Knox of the Centre for Policy Studies have published a briefing note in response to Labour’s three centre-piece revenue raisers: 
Comment on inflation rising to a three year high
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Commenting on inflation rising to a three-year high and the impact this could have on markets, Shilen Shah, Bond Strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment, said: “April’s CPI print was somewhat higher than the consensus at 2.7%. The inflation figure was boosted by higher air fares due to the Easter holidays falling later in the calendar year. Higher electricity and clothing prices were somewhat offset by lower motor fuel prices, however the underlying inflation figure does indicate some inflationary pressures in the economy with the core CPI print increasing to 2.4%. 
Equifax forms new alliance to develop Open Banking products
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, and Castlight, the leading financial capability company, have formed an alliance with Oakbrook Finance, the owners of consumer loan brand Likely Loans, to develop new products for the 2018 Open Banking initiative.
Responding to the weekend’s cyber attack: The Forum’s top tips to protect your business
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
The Forum of Private Business has outlined their top tips for businesses in response to the weekend's cyber attacks. 
The ASTL reveals a 123% year on year rise in bridging applications
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
The latest quarterly figures from the Association of Short Term Lenders’ (ASTL) bridging lender members reveal that the value of applications for bridging loans increased by 13.9% in Q1 this year, compared to the previous quarter; up 123% over the same quarter in 2016.
More UK citizens on the Electoral Register for 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
For a British citizen to have a say in the outcome of the snap General Election next month, they must be on the electoral register for their local authority.   
COMMENT: Cifas Report - Fraud trends from over 325,000 fraud cases recorded
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Commenting on this, Robert Capps, VP of business development at fraud mitigation specialists, NuData Security, said “This rise in recorded fraud figures is astounding, and bad news for consumers who often bear the brunt of many direct costs, especially in account takeover and new account fraud. The increasing volume of attacks globally has also been attributed to more fraudsters willing to commit the crime, more data available on the black market, and more financial institutions and merchants that are vulnerable to attacks. It’s incumbent upon companies to secure their customers’ trust by keeping their accounts safe from hackers. They can’t afford to hear their customers say, ‘My account got hacked again.’  
Atradius retail report
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Payment delays and insolvencies are predicted to rise in the consumer durables retail sector this year, reveals a new economic report from trade credit insurer Atradius.  
London isn’t banking on Brexit
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Bankers are more concerned about the impact of political uncertainty in the UK than any other industry according to new research with almost three quarters (71%) of respondents naming unpredictability as a top barrier to growth.
CIFAS Fraudscape report; today’s complacency is tomorrow’s nightmare – Equifax comments
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
John Marsden, Head of Identity and Fraud at Equifax comments on today’s annual CIFAS Fraudscape report which shows the highest ever recorded level of identity theft:   “The latest CIFAS figures show over 325,000 fraud cases last year, and that 60% of these related to identity theft. This type of fraud is reaching an industrial scale; as criminals’ tactics grow more sophisticated there’s an increasing danger of personal details falling into the wrong hands.
Cifas - Fraudscape Launch and Rise in Facility Takeover Fraud
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Today, Wednesday 10 May 2017, Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released a new report detailing the fraud trends from over 325,000 fraud cases recorded in 2016. The data, from 387 organisations, including many major UK brands, is one of the most comprehensive pictures of fraud and fraudulent attempts made in the UK.  
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