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

    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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    Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next
    17 May 2018

    Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next

    Getting a traditional bank business loan can be a long and frustrating process. For many businesses, the gain just doesn’t outweigh the pain.

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    Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low (but not on the flipside)
    15 May 2018

    Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low (but not on the flipside)

    New research from the Federation of Small Businesses1 has found that small firms are finding it increasingly difficult to access new finance.

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    White Oak UK Awarded Aldermore Platinum Partner Status
    8 May 2018

    White Oak UK Awarded Aldermore Platinum Partner Status

    White Oak UK (formerly LDF) have been awarded Platinum Partner Status by Aldermore Bank for the second year running.

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    What options do small businesses have for getting a business loan?
    4 May 2018

    What options do small businesses have for getting a business loan?

    Gone are the days when your bank was the only place to go to access business finance. In recent years, the number of alternative finance solutions available to businesses have soared, giving business owners more...

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    Review the sales aid leasing market to ensure success
    25 April 2018

    Review the sales aid leasing market to ensure success

    In the last of our series on Sales Aid Leasing we sum up why you should review your current leasing providers and explain how White Oak UK can help your business truly unlock the power of sales aid leasing and keep...

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    Sales Aid Leasing: Mind the gap
    18 April 2018

    Sales Aid Leasing: Mind the gap

    In our previous blog, we looked at how changes in areas as diverse as new sector opportunities, average order value or even the legal structure of your customers can require changes to your leasing offering. So how...

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    Is Research & Development tax relief on your company’s radar?
    16 April 2018

    Is Research & Development tax relief on your company’s radar?

    Research and development (R&D) is big business – it’s what drives innovation, altering the world as we know it.

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