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

Access to finance is key to getting SMEs exporting
27 February 2017

Access to finance is key to getting SMEs 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. In 2016, a report from the FSB highlighted that even though the majority of small firms (93%) took...

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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' option
10 February 2017

Introducing our new short-term 'Interest Only' option

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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Taking the headache out of tax for Smaller Businesses
30 January 2017

Taking the headache out of tax for Smaller Businesses

The self-assessment tax deadline is tomorrow, and it isn’t just individual taxpayers feeling the heat. Many small businesses, particularly those structured as limited liability partnerships, will also need to file...

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SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit
23 January 2017

SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit

Now that Theresa May has set out her 12 priorities for Brexit, and with Article 50 set to be triggered within weeks, are the UK’s SMEs starting to feel any effects?

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Time is of the essence: when do you pay your tax bill?
18 January 2017

Time is of the essence: when do you pay your tax bill?

Last month, we asked businesses the question, 'How do you pay your self-assessment tax bill?' But with just under two weeks left until the tax deadline (on 31st January), we now want to know, when do you pay your...

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How can you finance digital assets?
16 January 2017

How can you finance digital assets?

The digital economy has created myriad new types of business with different needs to traditional, bricks and mortar firms. And with new business comes new challenges, one of which is access to the right sort of...

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2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!
21 December 2016

2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!

Looking back, 2016 has been an incredible year. As a business, we have achieved such amazing things in such a short period of time, and we could not have done it without you, our customers. With 8 awards won over the...

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Self-Assessment Tax: How do you pay yours?
15 December 2016

Self-Assessment Tax: How do you pay yours?

As we’re sure you’re aware, the deadline for your tax payment is just around the corner. With Christmas already a busy time of year, many smaller businesses may not have considered this costly expense. In a recent...

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Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation
9 December 2016

Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation

Kat Applewhite, LDF Operations Director joins Insightive to discuss nimble digitisation within LDF.

Can you begin with an overview of your general contracting process - how do SMEs sign up with LDF?

Kat: We have a...

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