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

    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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    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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    Keeping pace with your success
    11 April 2018

    Keeping pace with your success

    When offering sales aid leasing can have such an impact on your business, you should give serious thought to how your needs will transform over time – ideally before the transformations happen.

    Changes in areas as...

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    White Oak UK Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018
    10 April 2018

    White Oak UK Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018

    We are thrilled to reveal that White Oak UK (formerly 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...

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    How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth
    9 April 2018

    How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth

    The great thing about starting a business is that by going it alone, you can make decisions about your company and forge your own path.

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    White Oak UK support Business Excellence at the Cheshire High Sheriff Awards 2018
    6 April 2018

    White Oak UK 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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    Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing
    28 March 2018

    Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing

    In today’s highly competitive business world, two things matter above all. First, providing the right products for your customers. And second, making them easy to buy.

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    • No red tape, so you can receive funds in as little as 24 hours
    • We accept 4 out of every 5 applications
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    • 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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