Ian Cushion

    Ian is the Marketing Planning Manager at White Oak UK. Before joining White Oak UK in 2015, Ian previously worked in the biometric, internet payments, telemarketing and market research sectors. With over 25 years marketing and sales experience, Ian has extenive knowledge of the Aviation, Construction, Education, Finance, Oil & Gas, Technology and Telemarketing sectors.
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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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    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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    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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    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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