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

    White Oak UK officially opens new Glasgow office
    21 January 2019

    White Oak UK officially opens new Glasgow office

    White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, today announces the official opening of its new Glasgow office. The firm has successfully relocated from Stewarton in Ayrshire and all...

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    White Oak UK Shortlisted for the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2019
    18 January 2019

    White Oak UK Shortlisted for the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2019

    We are proud to announce that White Oak UK and our marketing agency, MSQ Partners, have been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM) Marketing Excellence Awards 2019.

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    Celebrating over one thousand 5-star customer reviews on Feefo
    16 January 2019

    Celebrating over one thousand 5-star customer reviews on Feefo

    This week, we reached an important customer milestone here at White Oak UK, our one-thousandth five-star customer review through independent review site, Feefo.

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    A look back at the finance sector in 2018
    19 December 2018

    A look back at the finance sector in 2018

    As 2018 comes to an end, White Oak UK’s managing director, Peter Alderson, looks back at how the finance sector has performed this year.

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    White Oak UK shortlisted for three Business Moneyfacts Awards
    18 December 2018

    White Oak UK shortlisted for three Business Moneyfacts Awards

    Business Moneyfacts has announced the finalists for its 2019 awards and we are thrilled to reveal that White Oak UK have been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories.

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    Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase
    27 November 2018

    Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase

    The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is increasing from £200k to £1m, giving small-medium businesses the chance to invest in equipment and technology with up to 100% offset against tax on business income.

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    White Oak UK’s Mike Green Wins Leasing Life’s Young Professional of the Year
    20 November 2018

    White Oak UK’s Mike Green Wins Leasing Life’s Young Professional of the Year

    White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, is delighted to announce that Mike Green, Payouts and Treasury Manager at White Oak UK has received top honours at the Leasing Life Awards,...

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    Dallmeier partners with White Oak UK for vendor finance programme
    13 November 2018

    Dallmeier partners with White Oak UK for vendor finance programme

    White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, and Dallmeier, one of the world’s leading suppliers of network-based video surveillance systems, have today announced a new partnership...

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    Forget the 'little extras', an Operating Lease helps fund schools' vital investments
    8 November 2018

    Forget the 'little extras', an Operating Lease helps fund schools' vital investments

    While last week’s Autumn Budget delivered some encouraging and seemingly welcome commitments to stimulate UK business investment and growth, however there is a growing feeling that it was quite a different story for...

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    Big banks’ service disappoints business customers, but challengers and alternatives deliver
    5 November 2018

    Big banks’ service disappoints business customers, but challengers and alternatives deliver

    In September, the BDRC published the results of an independent survey on service quality in business banking. The survey, which was carried out between September 2017 and June 2018 measured a number of high street...

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    New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase
    2 November 2018

    New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase

    On Monday, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his last pre-Brexit Autumn 2018 Budget, announcing a number of reliefs and spending pledges, largely welcomed by many of the UK’s business leaders.

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    White Oak UK appoints new Head of Broker & Strategic Partnerships
    31 October 2018

    White Oak UK appoints new Head of Broker & Strategic Partnerships

    White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, has announced Matt Phillips as its new Head of Broker & Strategic Partnerships. This appointment is another example of White Oak UK’s...

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    ASSA ABLOY appoints White Oak UK as vendor finance partner
    16 October 2018

    ASSA ABLOY appoints White Oak UK as vendor finance partner

    White Oak UK, one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, and ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, have today announced a new partnership aimed at offering finance solutions to...

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    Glasgow sales people, we need you!
    9 October 2018

    Glasgow sales people, we need you!

    It didn’t take us long to settle on Glasgow for our new office – great infrastructure, major regeneration, at the forefront of developing technology and home to a burgeoning talent pool, the city is certainly on the...

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    A third of all UK business owners want to grow but don’t know how
    20 September 2018

    A third of all UK business owners want to grow but don’t know how

    Following the news last week that small businesses could be facing a postcode lottery when looking for finance, new research commissioned by the British Business Bank1 has revealed one in three (33%) smaller business...

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    • Free up cash flow for other areas of your business
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