• blog_header.jpg
  • Welcome to Views from the flipside

    Here you'll find all the latest news and opinions from White Oak covering finance, business, brand and much more.

£400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business
5 October 2017

£400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business

The Northern Powerhouse is nothing new. When in 2014, the then-Chancellor, George Osbourne first talked about a promised level of investment that would ‘bring about an economic force rivalling London and the South...

Read more

Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business
2 October 2017

Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business

More business-minded people are taking matters into their own hands. Figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy indicate that there are now more than 5.5m companies in the UK, and 99 per...

Read more

We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017
29 September 2017

We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been shortlisted for three awards, SME Champion, Professions Champion and the Next Generation Award, at the upcoming Leasing World Awards.

Read more

Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses
25 September 2017

Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses

Any small company will know that getting their business going can feel like an uphill battle, and there are concerns it’s about to get harder for the smaller business community.

Read more

A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.
21 September 2017

A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.

Recent news of Ryanair’s plans to scrap hundreds of flights between now and the end of October due to poor planning, is set to cause chaos for over 385,000 passengers, with shares in the brand dipping by nearly 5...

Read more

How to solve the VAT payment problem
18 September 2017

How to solve the VAT payment problem

In recent times, there’s been what can only be described as a huge sea change in the way people think about financing recurring payments such as VAT.

Whilst many businesses had previously eschewed the idea of...

Read more

Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world
13 September 2017

Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of business development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially...

Read more

Why alternative finance is now mainstream
6 September 2017

Why alternative finance is now mainstream

Alternative finance is badly named. This label suggests that opting for financing routes without involving the big banks is unconventional or “out there”.

Read more

LDF Group named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at the BC Awards 2017
2 August 2017

LDF Group named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at the BC Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at this year’s BC Awards, run by leading comparison site, Businesscomparison.com - the largest comparison site for UK SMEs.

Read more

All you need to know about VAT - and how to fund it...
24 July 2017

All you need to know about VAT - and how to fund it...

VAT is a tax on the final consumption of certain goods and services, but is collected at every stage of production and distribution. Most business related goods and services will be subject to VAT, with the standard...

Read more

MSQ Partners and LDF launch Flipside campaign
28 June 2017

MSQ Partners and LDF launch Flipside campaign

We have appointed MSQ Partners to launch our multi-channel brand campaign following a competitive four way pitch.

Read more

‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs
2 June 2017

‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs are being held back by a lack of funding as more than half of small business owners aged 16-24 simply avoid seeking funding as they see applying for a loan as an admission of failure.

Read more

Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying taxes
30 May 2017

Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying taxes

Running a small business is a challenge; in fact, according to a survey by UK insurer RSA, more than half of British small businesses (55%) go under within their first five years. Of all the threats to the survival...

Read more

Larger firms hit by Accelerated Payment Notices
11 May 2017

Larger firms hit by Accelerated Payment Notices

In the last financial year (2015/2016), the HMRC collected £943m of Corporation Tax via Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) from larger companies, as reported by law firm Pinsent Masons. Introduced in 2014 by HMRC,...

Read more

Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?
2 May 2017

Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?

In the fourth and final instalment of our ‘11 ways to make money work for your business’ feature, we explain the different types of asset finance that could help your business.

Read more

Why choose White Oak UK?

  • No red tape, so you can receive funds in as little as 24 hours
  • We accept 4 out of every 5 applications
  • Apply quickly and easily with E-sign loan documents
  • 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
Find out more
CEO Awards 2016 Winner - Flintshire Business Awards leasing-life-2017 Leasing World Award 2017 SME Awards - Alternative Funder of the YearInnovator of the Year 2016Business Comparison Asset Finance Lender Award Growing Business Award - Amazon