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

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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The key to unlocking business growth
6 February 2017

The key to unlocking business growth

Here in the UK, we are incredibly proud to house a vibrant small business sector which is large, diverse and continues to grow at a considerable rate. Our existing 4.8m small businesses are the backbone of our...

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Taking the headache out of tax for Smaller Businesses
30 January 2017

Taking the headache out of tax for Smaller Businesses

The self-assessment tax deadline is tomorrow, and it isn’t just individual taxpayers feeling the heat. Many small businesses, particularly those structured as limited liability partnerships, will also need to file...

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SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit
23 January 2017

SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit

Now that Theresa May has set out her 12 priorities for Brexit, and with Article 50 set to be triggered within weeks, are the UK’s SMEs starting to feel any effects?

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How can you finance digital assets?
16 January 2017

How can you finance digital assets?

The digital economy has created myriad new types of business with different needs to traditional, bricks and mortar firms. And with new business comes new challenges, one of which is access to the right sort of...

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2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!
21 December 2016

2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!

Looking back, 2016 has been an incredible year. As a business, we have achieved such amazing things in such a short period of time, and we could not have done it without you, our customers. With 8 awards won over the...

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Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation
9 December 2016

Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation

Kat Applewhite, LDF Operations Director joins Insightive to discuss nimble digitisation within LDF.

Can you begin with an overview of your general contracting process - how do SMEs sign up with LDF?

Kat: We have a...

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The financial failures of the 2016 festive season
8 December 2016

The financial failures of the 2016 festive season

Bad Planning Brings a Killer New Year Hangover for Small Businesses

- One fifth of SME annual profit will be created during the Christmas sales period- But 15% have missed a profit-making opportunity during the season

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Getting to know…Callum Stevenson, Head of Broker
3 December 2016

Getting to know…Callum Stevenson, Head of Broker

We sit down with Head of LDF Broker, Callum Stevenson, to find out about LDF’s broker team, the obstacles broker’s currently face and how his team can support. 

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The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs
1 December 2016

The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs

It’s hard to avoid using enormous numbers when discussing trade and the numbers don’t come much bigger than for the Commonwealth.

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LDF win its 7th award of the year at Leasing Life Awards
25 November 2016

LDF win its 7th award of the year at Leasing Life Awards

The 12th annual Leasing Life Awards took place last night (24th November) in Paris, celebrating the array of businesses involved in the asset finance and leasing industry within Europe.

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What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs
24 November 2016

What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement saw the chancellor announce a mild loosening of the public finances in order to invest in closing the productivity gap between Britain and other developed nations. Against a backdrop of...

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We're celebrating Customer Service here at LDF
21 November 2016

We're celebrating Customer Service here at LDF

  • 90% of customers say buying decisions are influenced by online reviews
  • The UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) is a national measure of customer satisfaction - 28% of customers express a preference for the...

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The British Business Bank: Unlocking SME finance
17 November 2016

The British Business Bank: Unlocking SME finance

Keith Morgan, chief executive of the British Business Bank joins City A.M. for this week's 'Building Britain’s Businesses', to discuss how the government-backed scheme supports smaller businesses across the UK.

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Getting to know... LDF Product Manager, Ben Stern
15 November 2016

Getting to know... LDF Product Manager, Ben Stern

Ahead of his seminar at this year’s The Business Show, we sit down with Ben Stern to find out more about his role as LDF Product Manager.

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