Getting to know the neighbours
Consumers are to be given access to the same detailed information about their properties that was traditionally the preserve of insurers.
Information giant Experian has launched "eseries property", which provides demographic, neighbourhood and property information. Much of the information is used by underwriters in calculating buildings and contents insurance.
Experian is selling e-series property to other businesses websites rather than directly to the public. It has already been bought by two internet-based estate agents, fish4homes and homemovers.
The information includes: