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    Advertising: how to do it and how to fund it with a business loan
    17 July 2019

    Advertising: how to do it and how to fund it with a business loan

    Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman, once said, “Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at someone through a pair of green goggles. You might know what you’re doing, but no one else...

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    When applying for business finance, remember lenders are people too
    10 July 2019

    When applying for business finance, remember lenders are people too

    No matter what type of business financing you’re planning to go for, the approach may be nerve-wracking. We can’t stop your knees from knocking, but we can give you some basic principles to consider as you prepare…

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    How to persuade lenders to fund your business
    4 July 2019

    How to persuade lenders to fund your business

    Persuading potential lenders that you’re the kind of person who’ll be successful in business is vital to securing finance. So what sort of things will they be looking for?

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    Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan
    22 May 2019

    Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan

    Research shows that UK businesses owed £3 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT payments in 2017/18, up from £2.48 billion in 2014. This figure had remained consistent in recent years, but the present economic climate may...

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    How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes
    15 May 2019

    How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes

    If you are one of the many thousands of self-employed due to pay your Self Assessment Tax there's a big payment change that you need to be aware of.

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    Successful night for White Oak UK at Business Moneyfacts and High Sheriff’s Awards
    29 March 2019

    Successful night for White Oak UK at Business Moneyfacts and High Sheriff’s Awards

    It was another successful night for White Oak UK at two award ceremonies in London and Chester last night.

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    Giving Scottish businesses the credit they deserve
    21 March 2019

    Giving Scottish businesses the credit they deserve

    Whatever a business's type, size or sector, access to cash flow remains one of the most critical barriers to success. Derek Money, Head of Sales at our Glasgow office, discusses how our approach to business finance...

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    A look back at the finance sector in 2018
    19 December 2018

    A look back at the finance sector in 2018

    As 2018 comes to an end, White Oak UK’s managing director, Peter Alderson, looks back at how the finance sector has performed this year.

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    Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase
    27 November 2018

    Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase

    The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is increasing from £200k to £1m, giving small-medium businesses the chance to invest in equipment and technology with up to 100% offset against tax on business income.

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    Big banks’ service disappoints business customers, but challengers and alternatives deliver
    5 November 2018

    Big banks’ service disappoints business customers, but challengers and alternatives deliver

    In September, the BDRC published the results of an independent survey on service quality in business banking. The survey, which was carried out between September 2017 and June 2018 measured a number of high street...

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    Are small businesses facing a postcode lottery when it comes to funding?
    13 September 2018

    Are small businesses facing a postcode lottery when it comes to funding?

    There have been several new reports in the press recently highlighting some of the problems faced by smaller businesses in finding finance and surprisingly, it seems that some regions are faring worse than others.

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    4 key challenges new exporters face when starting out
    30 August 2018

    4 key challenges new exporters face when starting out

    While small businesses account for 99% of all UK businesses and 60% of private sector employment, they make up only 33% of total goods exports1. Before this number can be increased, there are some barriers to entry...

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    How to get investment and start exporting
    23 August 2018

    How to get investment and start exporting

    Uncertainty may continue to linger around the subject of Brexit, but it doesn’t seem to be having a negative effect on UK exports, which reached a record high of £620.2 billion in the year to March 2018 according to ...

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    White Oak UK's Flipside Campaign scoops major industry award
    18 May 2018

    White Oak UK's Flipside Campaign scoops major industry award

    White Oak UK's “Welcome to the flipside” campaign has been award Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Credit Awards 2018.

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    Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next
    17 May 2018

    Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next

    Getting a traditional bank business loan can be a long and frustrating process. For many businesses, the gain just doesn’t outweigh the pain.

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