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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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    New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase
    2 November 2018

    New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase

    On Monday, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his last pre-Brexit Autumn 2018 Budget, announcing a number of reliefs and spending pledges, largely welcomed by many of the UK’s business leaders.

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    A third of all UK business owners want to grow but don’t know how
    20 September 2018

    A third of all UK business owners want to grow but don’t know how

    Following the news last week that small businesses could be facing a postcode lottery when looking for finance, new research commissioned by the British Business Bank1 has revealed one in three (33%) smaller business...

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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 breaks £1bn mark in just 4 years
    11 June 2018

    White Oak UK breaks £1bn mark in just 4 years

    White Oak UK (“formerly LDF”), one of the UK’s largest alternative providers of SME finance, today announced it has broken through £1 billion in lending on its own book.

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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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    Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low (but not on the flipside)
    15 May 2018

    Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low (but not on the flipside)

    New research from the Federation of Small Businesses1 has found that small firms are finding it increasingly difficult to access new finance.

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    What options do small businesses have for getting a business loan?
    4 May 2018

    What options do small businesses have for getting a business loan?

    Gone are the days when your bank was the only place to go to access business finance. In recent years, the number of alternative finance solutions available to businesses have soared, giving business owners more...

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    How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth
    9 April 2018

    How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth

    The great thing about starting a business is that by going it alone, you can make decisions about your company and forge your own path.

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    Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change
    26 March 2018

    Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change

    Let’s face it, anyone starting a business is essentially making a prediction about the future: they have a viable product, they will gain market share and their company will grow.

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    VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018
    7 March 2018

    VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018

    We know that taking the plunge and starting a business from scratch can be daunting, so we compiled five essential tips for starting a business that we hope will help you kick-start your new venture.

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    We supported small businesses with half a billion in 2017
    18 January 2018

    We supported small businesses with half a billion in 2017

    We started 2017 with a firm objective, to provide UK small businesses with half a billion in finance that could both drive growth and support entrepreneurism across the board.

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