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

Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain
7 February 2020

Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain

With Brexit crossing the finish line (at last!), the UK has now officially left the EU. As a result, now is the time to rethink your supply chain.

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New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020
3 February 2020

New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020

Two new reports show that businesses are now more confident of growth, but the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has warned that we are not out of the woods yet following the release of disappointing GDP figures.

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We're officially a Platinum Trusted Service on independent review site Feefo
29 January 2020

We're officially a Platinum Trusted Service on independent review site Feefo

We work with thousands of small businesses every year and we're proud to have been rated as a Feefo Gold Trusted Service provider for the last three years. This year however, we’ve gone one better and we’re thrilled...

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How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January
14 January 2020

How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January

The self-assessment tax deadline is January 31st, and it isn’t just individual taxpayers feeling the heat. Many small businesses, particularly those structured as limited liability partnerships, will also need to...

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What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?
19 December 2019

What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?

In our last blog, we looked at what a finance lease is, this time we look at Hire Purchase Agreements.

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White Oak UK Shortlisted Three Times for Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020
17 December 2019

White Oak UK Shortlisted Three Times for Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020

Business Moneyfacts has announced the finalists for its 2020 awards with White Oak UK delighted to be shortlisted in 3 categories:

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Asset Finance Explained – What is a Finance Lease?
12 December 2019

Asset Finance Explained – What is a Finance Lease?

A lease is a contract between the finance company - known as the lessor, and you - known as the lessee.

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White Oak UK breaks £1.5bn mark on Own Book lending
12 December 2019

White Oak UK breaks £1.5bn mark on Own Book lending

White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of business finance, today announced it has broken through £1.5 billion in lending on its own book.

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Why use Asset Finance?
6 December 2019

Why use Asset Finance?

In our last blog we looked at what Asset Finance is. In this blog we will look at the reasons for using asset finance and the difference between hard and soft assets.

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How White Oak UK are supporting small businesses now and beyond
6 December 2019

How White Oak UK are supporting small businesses now and beyond

Saturday 7th December is Small Business Saturday, so we thought what better time to show our support for UK SMEs to ensure they get access to the finance they need.

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White Oak UK named UK SME Champions at Leasing Life Awards 2019
2 December 2019

White Oak UK named UK SME Champions at Leasing Life Awards 2019

The 15th annual European Leasing Life Conference & Awards took place at the Hyatt Sofia in Barcelona on Thursday 28th November, bringing together a broad cohort of key decision makers across the worlds of asset...

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What is Asset Finance and how does it work?
28 November 2019

What is Asset Finance and how does it work?

Asset finance is a way spreading the cost of essential equipment or vehicles for your business. It helps you avoid large upfront costs so your business can get what it needs to develop.

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Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years
25 November 2019

Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years

The manufacturer’s organisation Make UK and the law firm Squire Patton Boggs have released a report that found 64% of manufacturers say Brexit delay and uncertainty has slashed profits in last two years, with nearly...

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Manufacturing fashion in the UK is greener than offshore
14 November 2019

Manufacturing fashion in the UK is greener than offshore

UK fashion manufacturer David Nieper, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham Energy Innovation and Collaboration team, has released a report on the environmental impact of offshore manufacturing.

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White Oak UK announces new charity partnership with School of Hard Knocks
6 November 2019

White Oak UK announces new charity partnership with School of Hard Knocks

Starting this month, we're pleased to announce that our new corporate charity will be the fantastic School of Hard Knocks (SOHK).

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Why choose White Oak UK?

  • No red tape, so you can receive funds in as little as 24 hours
  • We accept 4 out of every 5 applications
  • Apply quickly and easily with E-sign loan documents
  • You’ll always speak to the same person
  • Free up cash flow for other areas of your business
  • Tailored finance agreements to suit your specific needs
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