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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 invest in employee satisfaction as national level hits a high
23 August 2016

LDF invest in employee satisfaction as national level hits a high

The latest ‘Employee Outlook’ report, conducted by the CIPD, highlights that job satisfaction has dropped to +40 (from +48 in Autumn 2015), whereas, employees in micro businesses report the highest levels of job...

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Leeds-based SME unveils ambitious growth for 2016
17 August 2016

Leeds-based SME unveils ambitious growth for 2016

We recently revealed the issues presently facing British start-ups, with 30% of SME owners saying funding issues are the biggest barriers to their business growth.

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£27,520: The Start Up Sum for Success
15 August 2016

£27,520: The Start Up Sum for Success

A survey of 850 SMEs has revealed the average amount needed to start a business in the UK today is £27,520.

The report by LDF shows Manchester is the most expensive place to start up. Newcastle was the most...

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LDF and Metro Bank provide new £30 million lending solution
10 August 2016

LDF and Metro Bank provide new £30 million lending solution

Independent finance provider, LDF and Metro Bank will be working together to provide a brand new £30 million lending solution to support professional firms, challenging traditional funding options.

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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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Peter Alderson, Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2016 Winner
6 July 2016

Peter Alderson, Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2016 Winner

We are delighted to announce that LDF’s Managing Director, Peter Alderson has been recognised in this year’s Finance Monthly CEO Awards as a leading light in the industry.  

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First asset finance provider to join the Commonwealth Trade Initiative
3 June 2016

First asset finance provider to join the Commonwealth Trade Initiative

We are excited to announce that LDF have become the first financial service provider to join the Commonwealth Trade Initiative. Established by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, in partnership with...

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LDF approved by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
26 May 2016

LDF approved by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA)

We are delighted to announce our membership with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the UK’s dedicated direct marketing body. The accreditation gives LDF access to industry best-practice guidelines throughout...

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Supporting ‘Finance for Growth’ at Accountex 2016
6 May 2016

Supporting ‘Finance for Growth’ at Accountex 2016

Accountex, the UK’s only national exhibition and conference for Accountants & Finance Directors, is returning to the ExCel London on the 11th and 12th May.

We’re taking a number of our highly-skilled team to this...

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Discover the LDF Partner Programme at Foodex 2016
18 April 2016

Discover the LDF Partner Programme at Foodex 2016

FoodEx, the UK's premier trade event for processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics is returning to the NEC this week.

Starting today, this 3-day event, will assist businesses to engage with suppliers and...

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LDF highly commended at Business Moneyfacts Awards 2016
18 March 2016

LDF highly commended at Business Moneyfacts Awards 2016

Last night, the winners of the 2016 Business Moneyfacts Awards were announced at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel.

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You can now review our service on Feefo
26 February 2016

You can now review our service on Feefo

We’re excited to announce our relationship with global independent feedback engine Feefo, helping us to showcase our customer reviews and ratings. Since launching this facility in November, we have received some...

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LDF raise over £12,600 for Wales Air Ambulance
16 February 2016

LDF raise over £12,600 for Wales Air Ambulance

In 2015, we announced the Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) as our chosen charity of the year detailing our support for the charity and the lifesaving work they accomplish.

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LDF & the British Business Bank agree £51m facility to increase asset finance for SME
12 February 2016

LDF & the British Business Bank agree £51m facility to increase asset finance for SME

Working with the British Business Bank we are proud to provide a £51m facility to fund a portfolio of small businesses with asset finance facilities.

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Education Technology: making the right investment...
14 January 2016

Education Technology: making the right investment...

 At Bett 2016, SBMs (School Business Manager) will have their eyes firmly on the prize: brand spanking new education technology with a price tag that won’t break the bank. We explored how an operating lease could...

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