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

    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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    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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    The financial failures of the 2016 festive season
    8 December 2016

    The financial failures of the 2016 festive season

    Bad Planning Brings a Killer New Year Hangover for Small Businesses

    - One fifth of SME annual profit will be created during the Christmas sales period- But 15% have missed a profit-making opportunity during the season

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