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White Oak provides £100m in CBILS support to SMEs
2 October 2020

White Oak provides £100m in CBILS support to SMEs

Independent business lender White Oak has today announced it has successfully distributed over £100m of loans to SMEs since its accreditation to the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)...

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Helping Businesses Thrive in the North West: How the CBIL Scheme could help your business grow and adapt
18 September 2020

Helping Businesses Thrive in the North West: How the CBIL Scheme could help your business grow and adapt

White Oak spoke with Pro-Manchester, British Business Bank and local businesses on the benefits and flexibility of the CBIL Scheme, how it can help businesses expand and grow, and whether a loan could be right for...

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South West regional webinar: How the CBIL Scheme could help your business grow and adapt
17 September 2020

South West regional webinar: How the CBIL Scheme could help your business grow and adapt

White Oak participated in an open webinar for local businesses in the South West region with Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and Devon and Plymouth Chamber.

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White Oak increases CBILS support for SMEs to £180m
10 September 2020

White Oak increases CBILS support for SMEs to £180m

White Oak has completed a £150m securitisation facility from Barclays Bank, with the British Business Bank agreeing this can fund its CBILS lending. Combined with £30m of its own funds, this more than doubles White...

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£1.5 billion in emergency Coronavirus funding unclaimed by businesses in England
10 August 2020

£1.5 billion in emergency Coronavirus funding unclaimed by businesses in England

Recent BBC reports suggest that despite the UK’s smallest businesses accessing over £12bn in emergency funding over the last four months, more that £1.5bn remains unclaimed. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)...

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White Oak provides £50m in CBILS support to UK SMEs
5 August 2020

White Oak provides £50m in CBILS support to UK SMEs

White Oak rapidly deploys £50m CBILS to new and existing customers. 79% lent to SMEs outside London. Plans to deploy a further £150m before the end of September.

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White Oak UK scoop Best Service accolade at Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020
24 July 2020

White Oak UK scoop Best Service accolade at Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce that White Oak UK has been awarded ‘Best Service from an Asset Based Finance Provider’ at this year’s Business Moneyfacts Awards.

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Many eligible businesses missing out on full scope of CBILS opportunities
22 July 2020

Many eligible businesses missing out on full scope of CBILS opportunities

Most UK small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) now have a good awareness of the help available to them under both the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) There...

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White Oak UK support UK SMEs with over £30m in CBILS funding
8 July 2020

White Oak UK support UK SMEs with over £30m in CBILS funding

Since becoming an accredited lender for term loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) in May, White Oak UK have supported hundreds of SMEs in accessing more than £30million in CBILS...

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We're now an accredited lender under Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
7 May 2020

We're now an accredited lender under Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

We're pleased to announce that we have now been approved for accreditation as new lender by the British Business Bank under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), to provide term loans to...

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How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis
29 April 2020

How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis

In a conference call in March, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urged business to make 30,000 ventilators in a matter of weeks, more than would usually be manufactured in a normal year.

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White Oak UK announce interest-only furlough funding facility to support UK SMEs
24 April 2020

White Oak UK announce interest-only furlough funding facility to support UK SMEs

The Government’s highly anticipated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) launched earlier this week. The temporary scheme, which supports small and medium sized businesses in continuing to cover the salaries of...

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Our top working from home tips to increase productivity in small businesses
23 April 2020

Our top working from home tips to increase productivity in small businesses

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, lots of us are working from home for the first time. Ben Stern, Product Manager at White Oak UK, offers his advice for how to work from home effectively.   

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White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser
9 April 2020

White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser

Since the Covid-19 virus first started, health authorities have suggested using hand sanitiser as one of the easiest ways of helping stop the spread of the disease. Since then there has been a massive demand for hand...

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What the Chancellor’s latest coronavirus measures means for small businesses
8 April 2020

What the Chancellor’s latest coronavirus measures means for small businesses

After concluding the UK's exit from Europe earlier this year, SMEs across Britain had no doubt hoped we would be now be entering a more settled political and economic climate with a focus on business growth and new...

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