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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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Good payment practice is a must for government contracts
12 April 2018

Good payment practice is a must for government contracts

Earlier this week, the Cabinet Office announced that outsourcing firms who fail to pay suppliers on time will be excluded from major government contracts moving forward.

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LDF Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018
10 April 2018

LDF Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018

We are thrilled to reveal that LDF have been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories at this year’s Credit Strategy Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious events in the annual credit industry calendar.

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LDF support Business Excellence at the Cheshire High Sheriff Awards 2018
6 April 2018

LDF support Business Excellence at the Cheshire High Sheriff Awards 2018

The High Sheriff's Awards for Enterprise are Cheshire's most prestigious Awards for business performance, providing a golden opportunity for businesses throughout the region to demonstrate their excellence and be...

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LDF Group positioned for growth as part of US based, White Oak Global Advisors
5 April 2018

LDF Group positioned for growth as part of US based, White Oak Global Advisors

We are delighted to announce LDF Group’s acquisition by US based White Oak Global Advisors, LLC in what will be the first step in expanding their asset-based lending platform to serve clients in the UK and Europe.

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Now's the time to talk about chatbots
3 April 2018

Now's the time to talk about chatbots

Slowly but surely, chatbots are becoming ingrained into our everyday lives – both in our homes in the form of Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home, and increasingly in business as an effective form of customer services.

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How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales
8 March 2018

How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales

This week we speak to Oliver Gee, co-founder of Oakford Technology, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to over 90 schools throughout Wiltshire and a popular choice for remote IT support for schools across...

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There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.
28 February 2018

There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.

We’re feeling quite star struck at LDF this week, after the quality of our service was recognised for the second year running at the Trusted Service Awards, thanks to global feedback engine, Feefo.

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How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow
27 February 2018

How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow

Agricultural inputs are the resources used in farm production, such as seed, animal feed, fertiliser and livestock, they’re essential to the success of your farm or agricultural business, and at this time of year,...

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How a new concept restaurant is using alternative finance to launch
22 February 2018

How a new concept restaurant is using alternative finance to launch

We talk to Dea McGill, director of exciting new concept restaurant Brassica about how they developed their business idea and how finance from LDF is helping to make it happen.

Set to open next month as part of the...

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Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade
12 February 2018

Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade

We talked to Trevor Ruddle, owner and Managing Director of market-leading commercial-grade shading suppliers Indigo Awnings, about how partnering with LDF to offer their customers the option of spreading the cost of...

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Are you one of the 750,000 still to submit your self assessment tax return?
8 February 2018

Are you one of the 750,000 still to submit your self assessment tax return?

New details from HMRC suggest that in addition to the 10.7 million people who submitted an online self assessment tax return on time, as many as 750,000 are still overdue and now run the risk of a potential £100 fine...

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Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance
5 February 2018

Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance

With machines in 20,000 UK businesses, including being the vendor of choice for big brands and prestigious sporting venues, rijo42 have an impressive and fast-growing client base.

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We supported small businesses with half a billion in 2017
18 January 2018

We supported small businesses with half a billion in 2017

We started 2017 with a firm objective, to provide UK small businesses with half a billion in finance that could both drive growth and support entrepreneurism across the board.

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One in four businesses will miss the tax deadline
12 January 2018

One in four businesses will miss the tax deadline

Now that we are into the New Year, the attentions of many small business owners will now likely turn to the fast approaching January tax deadline. Whilst for a large number, this will already be in-hand, for many...

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