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Online routes for small businesses into high street retailers
10 November 2016

Online routes for small businesses into high street retailers

Britain’s small businesses, however innovative, can often find it difficult to get their products into shops, and an increasing number use online platforms that enable them to sell directly to customers.

But there is...

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Feeding Britain’s largest manufacturing sector
20 October 2016

Feeding Britain’s largest manufacturing sector

In our latest City A.M feature, Rob Hulse, LDF  Head of Channel Development, looks at the challenges that the food industry faces when looking to finance new equipment. 

The food and drink industry is the UK’s...

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lendinghive wins Innovator of the Year at Leasing World 2016
12 October 2016

lendinghive wins Innovator of the Year at Leasing World 2016

We’ve been celebrating in the office as lendinghive our 24/7 asset finance online portal won ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the eighth annual Leasing World Awards.

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Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?
5 October 2016

Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?

Food and food supply is changing. As resource use becomes more important to the long-term sustainability of food supply and food security of the UK, the need for food producers and food manufacturers to up their game...

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Technology Suppliers exposed to potential multi-million funding ‘hole’
4 October 2016

Technology Suppliers exposed to potential multi-million funding ‘hole’

The UK vendor finance market for IT and business equipment is worth over £1.3 billion[1].  As finance provider, GE announces it will now “streamline” its offering to the British technology industry, experts are...

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How an 85 year-old coffee roaster perked up a business
23 September 2016

How an 85 year-old coffee roaster perked up a business

“A coffee roaster looks like a washing machine on top of a barbeque.” says Joe O’Hara, owner of premium coffee importer, roaster and retailer, Alchemy“You put the beans in the drum on top while the burners undern...

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Is Manufacturing bouncing back?
15 September 2016

Is Manufacturing bouncing back?

Following the recent Brexit vote, it seems that Britain’s manufacturers have shrugged off the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

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Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business
4 August 2016

Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business

Asset financing of equipment is ever increasing and in demand.  Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA, said, “The asset finance market reported its thirty-first consecutive month of new...

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Manufacturing & Finance 2016
2 August 2016

Manufacturing & Finance 2016

A new report from EEF, a manufacturing lobby group,and accountancy firm BDO shows that confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's Brexit vote.

Manufacturers' average confidence score dropped to 5.24...

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UK Finance flaws fail British start ups
28 July 2016

UK Finance flaws fail British start ups

They are the backbone of our British economy, but a survey by LDF has found small businesses are being failed by antiquated financial process, with funding issues cited by 30% of SME owners as the biggest barrier to...

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The benefits of offering finance for IT Suppliers
27 July 2016

The benefits of offering finance for IT Suppliers

Researching options for finance as part of the purchasing process has become the ‘new normal’ for consumers.

Making the inclusion of an asset finance (also known as equipment finance) offering is much more than a...

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5 benefits IT Suppliers gain through Asset Finance
20 July 2016

5 benefits IT Suppliers gain through Asset Finance

In an ideal world, your customers would be able to purchase without cost or budget barriers, creating a smooth and consistent sales cycle.

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Selecting the right finance for growth
7 July 2016

Selecting the right finance for growth

Whilst bank finance plays an important role in business growth, access to finance remains an area of difficulty for some. Additionally, the variety of available facilities may not always match that of your business. 

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How Brokers can take advantage of a changing landscape
7 June 2016

How Brokers can take advantage of a changing landscape

Recent figures from the FLA show that Asset Finance continues to grow with a 10% rise in March, compared with the same month last year, and by 8% in Q1 2016, compared with the same period in 2015.

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How should equipment suppliers select a Finance Partner?
25 May 2016

How should equipment suppliers select a Finance Partner?

Asset finance is not just a one-time transaction. It’s in the best interest of both equipment suppliers and the finance company to be highly selective about their partners for many reasons; time, efficiency,...

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