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How to prepare your business for a No-Deal Brexit
5 September 2019

How to prepare your business for a No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson’s elevation as Prime Minister and appointment of several Brexiteers to the cabinet has significantly increased the potential for a no-deal Brexit on the 31st October.

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How to make long-term finance work for your Professional Practice
2 September 2019

How to make long-term finance work for your Professional Practice

With over 30 years’ experience of providing finance to the professional services sector, we’ve helped thousands of professional practices with short-term finance to cover recurring costs such as VAT, Corporation Tax,...

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How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike
28 August 2019

How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike

In April this year the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) compensation limit increased from £150,000 to £350,000 and the service was extended to cover small and medium-sized enterprises, not just individual...

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What will the new Reverse Charge VAT changes mean to your construction business?
16 August 2019

What will the new Reverse Charge VAT changes mean to your construction business?

This October, the government are planning to introduce changes to how VAT is paid in an attempt to reduce VAT fraud. Reverse charge VAT will mean that customers will pay tax directly to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

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5 ways to make better decisions for your business
7 August 2019

5 ways to make better decisions for your business

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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