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

    Addressing the power imbalance in lending
    21 November 2017

    Addressing the power imbalance in lending

    The UK’s biggest banks have been mired in various scandals over the years. But for many small businesses, one particular scandal sticks out, because it shone a light on the lack of support for SMEs that encounter...

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    Ten years after the global financial crisis: What has changed?
    17 November 2017

    Ten years after the global financial crisis: What has changed?

    10 years on from the financial crisis our MD Peter Alderson discusses how the financial industry has evolved... for the better.

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    How a van hire company are using finance to double their business each year
    16 November 2017

    How a van hire company are using finance to double their business each year

    This week we talk to Diane Riley-Waite, a director of Midlands-based van hire company, We Do Rentals Ltd. Specialising in courier and self-drive van rentals, the business has grown at a rapid pace and with plans to...

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    Developing the next generation of finance professionals
    13 November 2017

    Developing the next generation of finance professionals

    The financial services landscape is changing, and rapidly...Ahead of this week’s Think/Forward event, Peter Thomas of the Leasing Foundation discusses their ambitious plans for the next generation of business finance...

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    Our industries must not fall behind again
    6 November 2017

    Our industries must not fall behind again

    From robotics to artificial intelligence (AI), advances in technology have been gathering pace over recent years. Built on the digital advances of the past four decades, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is...

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    Interest rate rise – can finance help?
    2 November 2017

    Interest rate rise – can finance help?

    Research from insolvency firm Begbies Traynor found that, at the end of Q3 2017, close to 250,000 of the companies surveyed ended the quarter with a negative net worth, but have survived thanks to the prolonged low...

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    Don’t let your firm be a hacker’s paradise
    30 October 2017

    Don’t let your firm be a hacker’s paradise

    Headlines have been dominated by news of cyber attacks over recent months. But to date, no hack rivals the WannaCry virus, which temporarily crippled the NHS and other organisations around the world.

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    LDF win ‘Best Business to Work For’ at the 2017 Flintshire Business Awards
    24 October 2017

    LDF win ‘Best Business to Work For’ at the 2017 Flintshire Business Awards

    We were fortunate to add another important award to a growing list of LDF successes on Friday night, collecting ‘Best Business to Work For’ at the 2017 Flintshire Business Awards, held at Soughton Hall in Northop. 

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    The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring
    23 October 2017

    The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring

    When it comes to growing your business, investing in your staff is a core ingredient to making it successful. And yet many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to find the right staff to fit the...

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    How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans
    20 October 2017

    How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans

    This week we talk to Chris Toller, Director of the Henstone Distillery Limited, an exciting new craft distillery based in the beautiful rolling Shropshire countryside. Their vision is a grand one, and their three...

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    New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore
    20 October 2017

    New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore

    It’s always reassuring to read media stories that provide positive reinforcement on the importance of small business, and so this week it was refreshing to read a new and insightful piece of research by global print...

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    Two LDF senior leaders named in the Leasing Life Power 50
    17 October 2017

    Two LDF senior leaders named in the Leasing Life Power 50

    We’re delighted to reveal that two of our senior leaders have been recognised on the latest Leasing Life Power 50 list.

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    This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth
    16 October 2017

    This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth

    Every year, tens of thousands of small businesses see their loan applications refused by the big banks. In fact, figures from the British Business Bank (BBB) indicate this amounts to around £4bn in loans annually – a...

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    How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance
    13 October 2017

    How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance

    In our latest feature in City A.M. we interview our client The Internet Gardener, a thriving small business with both online and bricks & mortar presences.

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    The clock is ticking for GDPR...
    9 October 2017

    The clock is ticking for GDPR...

    It’s now less than nine months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) storms into our lives. The fresh set of rules, which come into force on 25 May 2018, will completely disrupt the way businesses...

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