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Peter Alderson

Since joining the business in 2012, Peter has maintained overall responsibility for all businesses across the LDF Group. Prior to his role at LDF, Peter has held various senior level positions across the globe, at leading financial firms including, Kleinwort Benson Ltd, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Alleasing, an Australian-based independent RV lessor. In 2017, Peter was appointed as a Director on the board of the Leasing Foundation, helping to drive positive change in the industry.

Recent Posts

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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Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing
28 March 2018

Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing

In today’s highly competitive business world, two things matter above all. First, providing the right products for your customers. And second, making them easy to buy.

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Our stretched schools should turn to alternatives
22 March 2018

Our stretched schools should turn to alternatives

The subject of education budgets has taken its fair share of the limelight over the last few years, though sadly for the wrong reasons, with schools across the UK facing ongoing pressures when it comes to funding.

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Today is International Women's Day
8 March 2018

Today is International Women's Day

This week in our City AM article, Peter Alderson, LDF Managing Director focuses on how the financial services industry is working to improve diversity and equality.

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Educating SMEs on their finance options is vital for growth
22 February 2018

Educating SMEs on their finance options is vital for growth

In our latest comment piece in City AM, Managing Director Peter Alderson looks at the latest small business finance reports and what the outlook is for SME growth in 2018.

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UK small businesses primed for success in 2018
8 February 2018

UK small businesses primed for success in 2018

Among the constant and often gloomy business stories dominating our news feeds lately, it was refreshing to read a positive joint research piece by American Express and Oxford Economics this week, outlining an...

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Businesses need more clarity on VAT import taxes
26 January 2018

Businesses need more clarity on VAT import taxes

With significant changes to VAT import taxes potentially due this year, our Managing Director Peter Alderson discusses how small businesses need to be better represented.

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Ten years after the global financial crisis: What has changed?
17 November 2017

Ten years after the global financial crisis: What has changed?

10 years on from the financial crisis our MD Peter Alderson discusses how the financial industry has evolved... for the better.

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New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore
20 October 2017

New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore

It’s always reassuring to read media stories that provide positive reinforcement on the importance of small business, and so this week it was refreshing to read a new and insightful piece of research by global print...

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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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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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Why alternative finance is now mainstream
6 September 2017

Why alternative finance is now mainstream

Alternative finance is badly named. This label suggests that opting for financing routes without involving the big banks is unconventional or “out there”.

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