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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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White Oak UK named Top Professions Funder at Leasing World Awards 2019
31 October 2019

White Oak UK named Top Professions Funder at Leasing World Awards 2019

The 11th annual Leasing World Awards took place last night (30th October) at London's Hilton Bankside, attended by 350 leading representatives from the industry. The event has become a staple in the finance calendar...

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How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector
16 October 2019

How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector

A recent survey by Causeway surveyed 200 key decision makers in UK construction suggested the industry is now ready to push ahead with digitisation to help increase productivity.

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Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms
9 October 2019

Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially amongst the...

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8 ways finance can help in the Construction Sector
3 October 2019

8 ways finance can help in the Construction Sector

In June this year Britain’s construction industry recorded its worst month in a decade, as construction firms blamed Brexit for a lack of new commissions. Construction firms of all types warned that a “wait-and-see"...

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Relieving the PII pinch points for Scottish Solicitors
27 September 2019

Relieving the PII pinch points for Scottish Solicitors

For the Scottish legal profession in general, October and November are notoriously expensive months for a few standout reasons. From practising certificate renewals, to VAT bills and, Professional Indemnity Insurance...

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PII Premiums soar for Architects and Construction Industry post-Grenfell
26 September 2019

PII Premiums soar for Architects and Construction Industry post-Grenfell

Renewing Professional Indemnity insurance (PII) cover is becoming more difficult for architects. Many are experiencing rising premiums and exclusions, with legacy projects now seen as high-risk by insurers.

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  • We accept 4 out of every 5 applications
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  • Tailored finance agreements to suit your specific needs
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