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

    Tax doesn’t need to be taxing for small businesses
    20 March 2017

    Tax doesn’t need to be taxing for small businesses

    Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying their tax bills, according to a survey by UK insurer RSA, so is it time to re-assess how they tackle this?

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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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