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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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How to get investment and start exporting
23 August 2018

How to get investment and start exporting

Uncertainty may continue to linger around the subject of Brexit, but it doesn’t seem to be having a negative effect on UK exports, which reached a record high of £620.2 billion in the year to March 2018 according to ...

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Could exporting be the future for UK businesses?
22 August 2018

Could exporting be the future for UK businesses?

In the UK, the dreaded “B” word continues to take centre stage, as thousands of businesses hold their breath for the outcome of the negotiations with the European Union.

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White Oak UK appoints Head of Specialist Sales
6 August 2018

White Oak UK appoints Head of Specialist Sales

White Oak UK (formerly LDF) has appointed Paul Roberts as its Head of Specialist Sales.

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Laurent Perrier take victory at the LDF International Polo, 2018
13 June 2018

Laurent Perrier take victory at the LDF International Polo, 2018

Last weekend saw the fifth annual LDF International Polo take place at Chester’s historic Roodee. Bathed in glorious June sunshine, the conditions were fantastic for polo, treating visitors to a great weekend of...

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White Oak UK's Billionth Pound is supporting 3 million Scottish eggs
12 June 2018

White Oak UK's Billionth Pound is supporting 3 million Scottish eggs

We recently announced that we had passed the £1 billion mark in lending on our own book. But where did that billionth pound go?

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White Oak UK breaks £1bn mark in just 4 years
11 June 2018

White Oak UK breaks £1bn mark in just 4 years

White Oak UK (“formerly LDF”), one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, today announced it has broken through £1 billion in lending on its own book.

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White Oak UK's Flipside Campaign scoops major industry award
18 May 2018

White Oak UK's Flipside Campaign scoops major industry award

White Oak UK's “Welcome to the flipside” campaign has been award Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Credit Awards 2018.

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