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Turn your dream into a reality with a business loan
16 March 2017

Turn your dream into a reality with a business loan

Ever had a dream project that you wanted to finance, but were not sure if you could? Many business owners dream of taking their business into the future, but the ventures can sometimes seem ‘too big’ or ‘impossible’....

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Businesses miss out on funding ‘because they don’t understand jargon’
15 March 2017

Businesses miss out on funding ‘because they don’t understand jargon’

A wide-ranging survey of small business bosses showed that just under two in five Yorkshire decision makers cited the language used by lenders as having put them off applying for finance.

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Business development loans: turn your vision into reality
13 March 2017

Business development loans: turn your vision into reality

In a recent survey commissioned by the LDF Group, 30% of small to medium businesses claimed not taking funding in time or not taking funding at all to be their poorest financial decision in the past 12 months. A...

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LDF open 5th new office in Manchester City Centre
9 March 2017

LDF open 5th new office in Manchester City Centre

To cater for the expanding requirement and market for short-term loans, we are proud to announce the opening of a new LDF office in Manchester, our 5th UK location.

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Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance
6 March 2017

Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance

Medium-sized businesses grew more quickly, generated larger profit growth and created more jobs in the past year than Britain’s large and small companies, according to research undertaken by accountancy firm BDO....

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Finance is ‘a normal part of business’ for the Construction industry
1 March 2017

Finance is ‘a normal part of business’ for the Construction industry

November’s Autumn Statement saw Chancellor, Phillip Hammond announce an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes across the UK. On 7th February, in a new whitepaper release Gov.uk promised an additional £7bn fund,...

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Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers
28 February 2017

Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers

From the advanced robotic centres of South Yorkshire to the artisan food producers of North Yorkshire, the region is home to a world class manufacturing sector which is rich both heritage and opportunity.

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Access to finance is key to getting small businesses exporting
27 February 2017

Access to finance is key to getting small businesses exporting

Brexit may have been delayed but one thing that isn’t slowing down is UK exports. The latest industrial trends survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) this month revealed that export orders...

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LDF Group win Feefo Gold Trusted Service award
24 February 2017

LDF Group win Feefo Gold Trusted Service award

We have a new milestone to celebrate at LDF Group, as we have won the Feefo Gold Service accolade, awarded to us in the 2017 Trusted Service Awards.

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Combat cyber-crime before it hits your business
22 February 2017

Combat cyber-crime before it hits your business

With technology constantly developing, the threat of a cyber-attack on your business is now a greater risk than ever.

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Don’t let business rates stunt your business growth
21 February 2017

Don’t let business rates stunt your business growth

Business rates have gained considerable attention in the last week as the government announced the first revaluation of the cost for 7 years. Coming in to effect on 1 April, this change will have an impact on...

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How construction firms can protect their cash flow
20 February 2017

How construction firms can protect their cash flow

Led by John Morrison, head of southern operations for LDF Group, LDF’s Southampton office has considerable construction finance experience. The construction industry is the UK’s third largest sector, accounting for...

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There's a flipside to business finance
13 February 2017

There's a flipside to business finance

The majority of banks are still not providing for the needs of smaller businesses, despite what they say.  More than 47% of SMEs have been turned down for finance*, some more than once, and a third of business owners...

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Introducing our new short term 'Interest Only' business loan
10 February 2017

Introducing our new short term 'Interest Only' business loan

We are pleased to have recently announced our new Interest Only loan option, a short term facility aimed to get money into your business and working faster.

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The key to unlocking business growth
6 February 2017

The key to unlocking business growth

Here in the UK, we are incredibly proud to house a vibrant small business sector which is large, diverse and continues to grow at a considerable rate. Our existing 4.8m small businesses are the backbone of our...

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