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    All the latest news and opinions from White Oak UK covering finance, business, brand and much more.

How to make the right decision
7 August 2019

How to make the right decision

Ralph Waldo Emerson, the transcendentalist essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet once said:

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Clean Air Zones – What will they mean for your fleet?
5 August 2019

Clean Air Zones – What will they mean for your fleet?

The UK Government has a long-term strategy to improve air quality across the country by discouraging the use of older, more polluting, vehicles. Its short-term goal is to reduce the number of areas where air...

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A day in the life of an IT Dev team leader
2 August 2019

A day in the life of an IT Dev team leader

In the first of a new series, we speak to the people who enable White Oak UK to do what we do. This week we are speaking Steve Price, Software Engineering Team Leader, based in our Ewloe office.

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Why insurance is a vital safety net - and how to cover it with a business loan
31 July 2019

Why insurance is a vital safety net - and how to cover it with a business loan

In a successful business, everything’s focused on reducing risk. Insurance is probably the single biggest invention aimed at mitigating risk – allowing you to focus on making your business more successful.

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Is now the time to switch your fleet to electric cars?
29 July 2019

Is now the time to switch your fleet to electric cars?

The Government has announced that company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind tax in 2020/21.

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White Oak UK makes five strategic hires in a continued bid to support UK business finance
23 July 2019

White Oak UK makes five strategic hires in a continued bid to support UK business finance

White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of business finance, today announces a number of new hires to its Specialist Finance team.

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Advertising: how to do it and how to fund it with a business loan
17 July 2019

Advertising: how to do it and how to fund it with a business loan

Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman, once said, “Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at someone through a pair of green goggles. You might know what you’re doing, but no one else...

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White Oak UK Shortlisted for the UK Digital Growth Awards
12 July 2019

White Oak UK Shortlisted for the UK Digital Growth Awards

We are proud to announce that White Oak UK and our digital agency, twentysix, have been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Digital Growth Awards for our Welcome to the Flipside PPC campaign.

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When applying for business finance, remember lenders are people too
10 July 2019

When applying for business finance, remember lenders are people too

No matter what type of business financing you’re planning to go for, the approach may be nerve-wracking. We can’t stop your knees from knocking, but we can give you some basic principles to consider as you prepare…

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Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future
8 July 2019

Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future

Derek Money, head of Glasgow sales at SME finance provider White Oak UK, discusses why client support has never been more important in the broker market.

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How to persuade lenders to fund your business
4 July 2019

How to persuade lenders to fund your business

Persuading potential lenders that you’re the kind of person who’ll be successful in business is vital to securing finance. So what sort of things will they be looking for?

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How to avoid cash flow and late payment issues with an interest only business loan
26 June 2019

How to avoid cash flow and late payment issues with an interest only business loan

From time to time, most businesses have suffered from cash flow issues. Two of the most common causes of cash flow issues are late payments from customers and allowing customers too much credit.

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Self-Assessment Tax – what’s so important about 31st July?
24 June 2019

Self-Assessment Tax – what’s so important about 31st July?

Payment on Account is a tax payment made twice a year by self employed people as a means to spread the cost of that year's tax liability.

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White Oak UK acquires Growcap Finance
19 June 2019

White Oak UK acquires Growcap Finance

We are delighted to announce White Oak UK’s acquisition of Growcap Finance, a Dublin-based provider of working capital and trade finance solutions to the SME market, in both the UK and Ireland.

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Asset finance options for equipment suppliers to offer to customers
11 June 2019

Asset finance options for equipment suppliers to offer to 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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