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

    Introducing the LDF newsletter
    18 November 2014

    Introducing the LDF newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest asset finance industry developments and LDF news by signing up to our quarterly newsletter.

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    Leasing hits five year high
    7 November 2014

    Leasing hits five year high

    Use of leasing by businesses has hit a five-year high, with a 10% jump in the last year. More businesses are now choosing to secure crucial funding through asset finance as the confidence needed to kickstart capital...

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    More dentists forced to lend to their own practices
    4 November 2014

    More dentists forced to lend to their own practices

    At LDF we are helping dentists meet the rising demand for specialist equipment to make sure their practices remain competitive. Our research has found that there has been a 76% increase in the amount of money loaned...

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    LDF increase facilities to SMEs as loan disputes rise
    7 October 2014

    LDF increase facilities to SMEs as loan disputes rise

    At LDF, we understand that SMEs are chomping at the bit to access funding to fuel their growth. That is why we are expanding our small business lending to meet the demand from British SMEs for funding to invest.

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    LDF wins plaudits at Leasing World Awards
    2 October 2014

    LDF wins plaudits at Leasing World Awards

    At LDF, we are in a celebratory mood, after winning acclaim for our excellent performance at the 2014 Leasing World Awards on Wednesday night.

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    Professional Indemnity, Practising Certificates and Subscription Funding
    30 September 2014

    Professional Indemnity, Practising Certificates and Subscription Funding

    Maintaining access to the funding you need to grow your practice is a crucial requirement for all legal firms, with ever-present demands for capital often resulting in a significant drain on cash flow.

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    Law firms face three month-plus average wait for payment
    18 September 2014

    Law firms face three month-plus average wait for payment

    Recent research indicates that Law firms may be waiting more than three months on average to be paid for their services – far longer than most other businesses. The average period between a bill being issued and...

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    LDF nominated for top credit industry award
    28 August 2014

    LDF nominated for top credit industry award

    LDF shortlisted for ‘Newcomer to the Credit Industry’ award at CCR Credit Excellence Awards

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    Fall in the number of UK Accountancy Firms
    22 August 2014

    Fall in the number of UK Accountancy Firms

    The consolidation of the accountancy sector in the UK appears to have accelerated, with figures detailing a 4% drop in the number of accountancy firms in 2013.

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    UK businesses owe HMRC £2.6 billion in overdue VAT
    10 July 2014

    UK businesses owe HMRC £2.6 billion in overdue VAT

    UK businesses currently now owe £2.6 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT as many continue to struggle to find the cash to meet their VAT bills.

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    LDF launch new tax funding solution to help road hauliers
    20 June 2014

    LDF launch new tax funding solution to help road hauliers

    Even for smaller haulage businesses, finding the tens of thousands of pounds needed to pay up-front for road taxes can be a significant burden on cashflow. In response to recent demand, we are pleased to launch a...

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    Barristers’ profits continue to drop – now down 12% in two years
    20 June 2014

    Barristers’ profits continue to drop – now down 12% in two years

    Barristers’ incomes have fallen by 12% in the last two years, putting their ability to meet the critical July 31st tax deadline under increased pressure.

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    LDF sponsors glamorous Polo weekend at Chester Racecourse
    23 May 2014

    LDF sponsors glamorous Polo weekend at Chester Racecourse

    For the world of asset finance the polo season kicked off in style last weekend, with the LDF International polo tournament seeing the industry’s finest descend on Chester racecourse for a few glasses of Pimms and a...

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    Sustainable and compliant – two key words in education ICT procurement
    14 May 2014

    Sustainable and compliant – two key words in education ICT procurement

    In these times of austerity, schools face two key challenges when purchasing ICT equipment – they need to ensure that their ICT procurement is financially sustainable, while remaining compliant with the stringent...

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    Banks cutting small business overdrafts far faster than loans
    14 May 2014

    Banks cutting small business overdrafts far faster than loans

    Banks are cutting small business overdrafts much more sharply than traditional bank loans, creating a ‘hidden credit crunch’ for small businesses.

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