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Many eligible businesses missing out on full scope of CBILS opportunities
22 July 2020

Many eligible businesses missing out on full scope of CBILS opportunities

Most UK small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) now have a good awareness of the help available to them under both the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) There...

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White Oak UK support UK SMEs with over £30m in CBILS funding
8 July 2020

White Oak UK support UK SMEs with over £30m in CBILS funding

Since becoming an accredited lender for term loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) in May, White Oak UK have supported hundreds of SMEs in accessing more than £30million in CBILS...

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White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser
9 April 2020

White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser

Since the Covid-19 virus first started, health authorities have suggested using hand sanitiser as one of the easiest ways of helping stop the spread of the disease. Since then there has been a massive demand for hand...

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Budget 2020 - What does it mean for smaller businesses?
11 March 2020

Budget 2020 - What does it mean for smaller businesses?

In addition to Mark Carney’s announcement this morning that the Bank of England that interest rates would reduce by 50 basis points to a historic low of 0.25%, new Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his first Budget...

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How White Oak UK are supporting small businesses now and beyond
6 December 2019

How White Oak UK are supporting small businesses now and beyond

Saturday 7th December is Small Business Saturday, so we thought what better time to show our support for UK SMEs to ensure they get access to the finance they need.

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What is Asset Finance and how does it work?
28 November 2019

What is Asset Finance and how does it work?

Asset finance is a way spreading the cost of essential equipment or vehicles for your business. It helps you avoid large upfront costs so your business can get what it needs to develop.

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How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector
16 October 2019

How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector

A recent survey by Causeway surveyed 200 key decision makers in UK construction suggested the industry is now ready to push ahead with digitisation to help increase productivity.

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Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms
9 October 2019

Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially amongst the...

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How to make long-term finance work for your Professional Practice
2 September 2019

How to make long-term finance work for your Professional Practice

With over 30 years’ experience of providing finance to the professional services sector, we’ve helped thousands of professional practices with short-term finance to cover recurring costs such as VAT, Corporation Tax,...

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How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike
28 August 2019

How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike

In April this year the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) compensation limit increased from £150,000 to £350,000 and the service was extended to cover small and medium-sized enterprises, not just individual...

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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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