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Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase
27 November 2018

Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is increasing from £200k to £1m, giving small-medium businesses the chance to invest in equipment and technology with up to 100% offset against tax on business income.

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White Oak UK’s Mike Green Wins Leasing Life’s Young Professional of the Year
20 November 2018

White Oak UK’s Mike Green Wins Leasing Life’s Young Professional of the Year

White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, is delighted to announce that Mike Green, Payouts and Treasury Manager at White Oak UK has received top honours at the Leasing Life Awards,...

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Dallmeier partners with White Oak UK for vendor finance programme
13 November 2018

Dallmeier partners with White Oak UK for vendor finance programme

White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, and Dallmeier, one of the world’s leading suppliers of network-based video surveillance systems, have today announced a new partnership...

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Forget the 'little extras', an Operating Lease helps fund schools' vital investments
8 November 2018

Forget the 'little extras', an Operating Lease helps fund schools' vital investments

While last week’s Autumn Budget delivered some encouraging and seemingly welcome commitments to stimulate UK business investment and growth, however there is a growing feeling that it was quite a different story for...

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Big banks’ service disappoints business customers, but challengers and alternatives deliver
5 November 2018

Big banks’ service disappoints business customers, but challengers and alternatives deliver

In September, the BDRC published the results of an independent survey on service quality in business banking. The survey, which was carried out between September 2017 and June 2018 measured a number of high street...

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New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase
2 November 2018

New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase

On Monday, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his last pre-Brexit Autumn 2018 Budget, announcing a number of reliefs and spending pledges, largely welcomed by many of the UK’s business leaders.

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The 4 types of asset finance and when you should offer them to your customers
1 November 2018

The 4 types of asset finance and when you should offer them to your customers

Asset finance is a form of finance used by businesses to obtain a wide range of items necessary to operate efficiently and effectively within their sector.

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White Oak UK appoints new Head of Broker & Strategic Partnerships
31 October 2018

White Oak UK appoints new Head of Broker & Strategic Partnerships

White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, has announced Matt Phillips as its new Head of Broker & Strategic Partnerships. This appointment is another example of White Oak UK’s...

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ASSA ABLOY appoints White Oak UK as vendor finance partner
16 October 2018

ASSA ABLOY appoints White Oak UK as vendor finance partner

White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, and ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, have today announced a new partnership aimed at offering finance solutions to...

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Glasgow sales people, we need you!
9 October 2018

Glasgow sales people, we need you!

It didn’t take us long to settle on Glasgow for our new office – great infrastructure, major regeneration, at the forefront of developing technology and home to a burgeoning talent pool, the city is certainly on the...

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A third of all UK business owners want to grow but don’t know how
20 September 2018

A third of all UK business owners want to grow but don’t know how

Following the news last week that small businesses could be facing a postcode lottery when looking for finance, new research commissioned by the British Business Bank1 has revealed one in three (33%) smaller business...

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White Oak UK Shortlisted at the DADI Awards 2018
18 September 2018

White Oak UK Shortlisted at the DADI Awards 2018

We are thrilled to reveal that White Oak UK have been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s DADI Awards.

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Are small businesses facing a postcode lottery when it comes to funding?
13 September 2018

Are small businesses facing a postcode lottery when it comes to funding?

There have been several new reports in the press recently highlighting some of the problems faced by smaller businesses in finding finance and surprisingly, it seems that some regions are faring worse than others.

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5 key stats for why your small business should be exporting
6 September 2018

5 key stats for why your small business should be exporting

If you’re not already exporting your goods and services, it can be a daunting prospect. But there are plenty of reasons why it's worth investing the time and resources.

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4 key challenges new exporters face when starting out
30 August 2018

4 key challenges new exporters face when starting out

While small businesses account for 99% of all UK businesses and 60% of private sector employment, they make up only 33% of total goods exports1. Before this number can be increased, there are some barriers to entry...

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