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

    White Oak UK Shortlisted for the UK Digital Growth Awards
    12 July 2019

    White Oak UK Shortlisted for the UK Digital Growth Awards

    We are proud to announce that White Oak UK and our digital agency, twentysix, have been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Digital Growth Awards for our Welcome to the Flipside PPC campaign.

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    When applying for business finance, remember lenders are people too
    10 July 2019

    When applying for business finance, remember lenders are people too

    No matter what type of business financing you’re planning to go for, the approach may be nerve-wracking. We can’t stop your knees from knocking, but we can give you some basic principles to consider as you prepare…

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    Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future
    8 July 2019

    Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future

    Derek Money, head of Glasgow sales at SME finance provider White Oak UK, discusses why client support has never been more important in the broker market.

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    How to persuade lenders to fund your business
    4 July 2019

    How to persuade lenders to fund your business

    Persuading potential lenders that you’re the kind of person who’ll be successful in business is vital to securing finance. So what sort of things will they be looking for?

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    How to avoid cash flow and late payment issues with an interest only business loan
    26 June 2019

    How to avoid cash flow and late payment issues with an interest only business loan

    From time to time, most businesses have suffered from cash flow issues. Two of the most common causes of cash flow issues are late payments from customers and allowing customers too much credit.

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    Self-Assessment Tax – what’s so important about 31st July?
    24 June 2019

    Self-Assessment Tax – what’s so important about 31st July?

    Payment on Account is a tax payment made twice a year by self employed people as a means to spread the cost of that year's tax liability.

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    White Oak UK acquires Growcap Finance
    19 June 2019

    White Oak UK acquires Growcap Finance

    We are delighted to announce White Oak UK’s acquisition of Growcap Finance, a Dublin-based provider of working capital and trade finance solutions to the SME market, in both the UK and Ireland.

    The acquisition will...

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    Asset finance options for equipment suppliers to offer to customers
    11 June 2019

    Asset finance options for equipment suppliers to offer to customers

    Asset finance is a form of finance used by businesses to obtain a wide range of items necessary to operate efficiently and effectively within their sector.

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    The 4 types of asset finance and when you should use them
    31 May 2019

    The 4 types of asset finance and when you should use them

    If you're looking to invest in new or used equipment for your business then asset finance can help make it more affordable. We take a look at the different types of asset finance and when you should use them for your...

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    Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan
    22 May 2019

    Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan

    Research shows that UK businesses owed £3 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT payments in 2017/18, up from £2.48 billion in 2014. This figure had remained consistent in recent years, but the present economic climate may...

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    How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes
    15 May 2019

    How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes

    If you are one of the many thousands of self-employed due to pay your Self Assessment Tax there's a big payment change that you need to be aware of.

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    Brokering Brexit: the opportunity for Scottish finance brokers
    13 May 2019

    Brokering Brexit: the opportunity for Scottish finance brokers

    Despite the gloomy outlook for the UK economy as a result of Brexit uncertainty businesses are still buying and investing. Derek Money, Head of Glasgow Sales here at White Oak UK, explores the opportunities for...

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    6 top tips to add value to your client relationships
    1 May 2019

    6 top tips to add value to your client relationships

    One of the best ways that you as an Accountant can differentiate yourself from your competition is by adding value to your client relationships.

    It will help, not only with winning new clients, but also with...

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    White Oak UK and Spotcap partner up to provide better business finance
    30 April 2019

    White Oak UK and Spotcap partner up to provide better business finance

    Business lenders White Oak UK and Spotcap have entered into a partnership to improve access to finance for UK businesses.

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    White Oak UK scoop top Funder Awards
    18 April 2019

    White Oak UK scoop top Funder Awards

    The White Oak UK External Funder Team recently picked up awards from two leading Funders, thanks to the quality of prosposals submitted and the number of proposals accepted.

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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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