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    One in four businesses will miss the tax deadline
    12 January 2018

    One in four businesses will miss the tax deadline

    Now that we are into the New Year, the attentions of many small business owners will now likely turn to the fast approaching January tax deadline. Whilst for a large number, this will already be in-hand, for many...

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    The anatomy of small business finance
    10 January 2018

    The anatomy of small business finance

    Asset Finance can be a crucial tool for businesses from any sector in helping them spread the cost of vital equipment. Here we look at how both asset finance and short and long-term business loans can help your...

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    Thousands submit tax returns over the Christmas period
    5 January 2018

    Thousands submit tax returns over the Christmas period

    Whilst many of us were relaxing over the Christmas break, thousands of self-employed and small business owners were busy completing their tax returns, perhaps determined to get this off the agenda before the New Year.

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    LDF shortlisted in two categories at the 2018 Business Moneyfacts Awards
    12 December 2017

    LDF shortlisted in two categories at the 2018 Business Moneyfacts Awards

    The Business Moneyfacts Awards are the largest business finance awards ceremony in the UK and without doubt, one of the major highlights our industry calendar.

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    Can Open Banking fulfil expectations?
    4 December 2017

    Can Open Banking fulfil expectations?

    There's a storm brewing in the banking world as companies brace for a huge shakeup in the financial services industry.

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    A bumper night for industry awards success
    1 December 2017

    A bumper night for industry awards success

    LDF had another successful night at two award ceremonies last night. The 13th annual Leasing Life Awards took place last night (29th November) in Amsterdam, celebrating the array of businesses involved in the asset...

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    Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry
    30 November 2017

    Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry

    This week we talk to 24-year-old entrepreneur Ryan O’Carroll, a director of Southampton based, disruptive communications company, Yo Telecom. 

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    Craft brew yourself to a hoppy success...
    28 November 2017

    Craft brew yourself to a hoppy success...

    Research shows that the number of UK breweries is up almost two-thirds in the past five years - back to levels last seen in the 1930s and the rise of craft breweries specifically is impressive.

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    This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs
    27 November 2017

    This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs

    British businesses waited with bated breath for the chancellor to serve them another blow in his Budget speech last week. But Philip Hammond has finally cut small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) some slack, and...

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    A quick guide to the Autumn Statement: What small businesses need to know
    22 November 2017

    A quick guide to the Autumn Statement: What small businesses need to know

    Today, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his second budget and first Autumn Statement since the General Election earlier this year, in which he expressed a resolve to look forwards not backwards.

    The future is...

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    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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