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    Here you'll find all the latest news and opinions from White Oak covering finance, business, brand and much more.

This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth
16 October 2017

This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth

Every year, tens of thousands of small businesses see their loan applications refused by the big banks. In fact, figures from the British Business Bank (BBB) indicate this amounts to around £4bn in loans annually – a...

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The clock is ticking for GDPR...
9 October 2017

The clock is ticking for GDPR...

It’s now less than nine months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) storms into our lives. The fresh set of rules, which come into force on 25 May 2018, will completely disrupt the way businesses...

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LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.
5 October 2017

LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.

On Tuesday night (3rd October), the 9th annual Leasing World Awards took place at London's Hilton Bankside.

The awards, one of the most respected in the leasing industry, recognise good management, innovation and...

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£400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business
5 October 2017

£400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business

The Northern Powerhouse is nothing new. When in 2014, the then-Chancellor, George Osbourne first talked about a promised level of investment that would ‘bring about an economic force rivalling London and the South...

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Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business
2 October 2017

Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business

More business-minded people are taking matters into their own hands. Figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy indicate that there are now more than 5.5m companies in the UK, and 99 per...

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We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017
29 September 2017

We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been shortlisted for three awards, SME Champion, Professions Champion and the Next Generation Award, at the upcoming Leasing World Awards.

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Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses
25 September 2017

Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses

Any small company will know that getting their business going can feel like an uphill battle, and there are concerns it’s about to get harder for the smaller business community.

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A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.
21 September 2017

A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.

Recent news of Ryanair’s plans to scrap hundreds of flights between now and the end of October due to poor planning, is set to cause chaos for over 385,000 passengers, with shares in the brand dipping by nearly 5...

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How to solve the VAT payment problem
18 September 2017

How to solve the VAT payment problem

In recent times, there’s been what can only be described as a huge sea change in the way people think about financing recurring payments such as VAT.

Whilst many businesses had previously eschewed the idea of...

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Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world
13 September 2017

Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of business 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...

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LDF Group named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at the BC Awards 2017
2 August 2017

LDF Group named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at the BC Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at this year’s BC Awards, run by leading comparison site, Businesscomparison.com - the largest comparison site for UK SMEs.

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MSQ Partners and LDF launch Flipside campaign
28 June 2017

MSQ Partners and LDF launch Flipside campaign

We have appointed MSQ Partners to launch our multi-channel brand campaign following a competitive four way pitch.

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‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs
2 June 2017

‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs are being held back by a lack of funding as more than half of small business owners aged 16-24 simply avoid seeking funding as they see applying for a loan as an admission of failure.

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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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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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