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

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

LDF breaks £1bn mark in just 4 years

LDF Group (“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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LDF’s Flipside Campaign scoops major industry award
18 May 2018

LDF’s Flipside Campaign scoops major industry award

LDF’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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Thousands submit tax returns over the Christmas period
5 January 2018

Thousands submit tax returns over the Christmas period

Whilst many of us were relaxing over the Christmas break, thousands of self-employed and small business owners were busy completing their tax returns, perhaps determined to get this off the agenda before the New Year.

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Craft brew yourself to a hoppy success...
28 November 2017

Craft brew yourself to a hoppy success...

Research shows that the number of UK breweries is up almost two-thirds in the past five years - back to levels last seen in the 1930s and the rise of craft breweries specifically is impressive.

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This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs
27 November 2017

This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs

British businesses waited with bated breath for the chancellor to serve them another blow in his Budget speech last week. But Philip Hammond has finally cut small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) some slack, and...

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A quick guide to the Autumn Statement: What small businesses need to know
22 November 2017

A quick guide to the Autumn Statement: What small businesses need to know

Today, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his second budget and first Autumn Statement since the General Election earlier this year, in which he expressed a resolve to look forwards not backwards.

The future is...

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Addressing the power imbalance in lending
21 November 2017

Addressing the power imbalance in lending

The UK’s biggest banks have been mired in various scandals over the years. But for many small businesses, one particular scandal sticks out, because it shone a light on the lack of support for SMEs that encounter...

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Our industries must not fall behind again
6 November 2017

Our industries must not fall behind again

From robotics to artificial intelligence (AI), advances in technology have been gathering pace over recent years. Built on the digital advances of the past four decades, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is...

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