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

£4bn boom in businesses borrowing against hard assets
10 September 2015

£4bn boom in businesses borrowing against hard assets

Figures released by The Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), revealed that the growth in businesses borrowing against their hard assets has seen a significant increase in 2015.

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LDF team win Roodee Challenge Polo Tournament
7 September 2015

LDF team win Roodee Challenge Polo Tournament

Last weekend, Chester Racecourse played host to The Roodee Challenge Polo Tournament with LDF, ITC Luxury Travel, MBNA and Stella Artois teams competing to win the £10,000 prize.

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5 facts businesses need to know about PII
3 September 2015

5 facts businesses need to know about PII

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) can save firms millions of pounds, and for many it is often misunderstood. Ed Stace, our Head of Direct Business, has put together five key facts that every business needs to...

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Contactless payment limit increases to £30 as spending soars
2 September 2015

Contactless payment limit increases to £30 as spending soars

Consumers can now spend a maximum of £30 using contactless payments, a rise from a previous limit of £20.

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LDF charity volunteering success
26 August 2015

LDF charity volunteering success

Launched in March 2015, the LDF charity programme has been a great success. The programme is designed to support a variety of Flintshire and Chester charities through charity volunteering activities. We are proud to...

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7 tips to fantastic B2B Linkedin relationships
24 August 2015

7 tips to fantastic B2B Linkedin relationships

How do I connect and who do I connect to? What do I do when a LinkedIn connection accepts my request? How many updates should I send in a day? Why not sit back and take a look at our LinkedIn B2B guide.

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Law firm borrowing rises as profession expands
21 August 2015

Law firm borrowing rises as profession expands

As the economic situation brightens and levels of work in high fee areas such as real estate, corporate finance and M&A return, UK law firms are looking to expand and they are increasing their borrowing to do so, our...

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HMRC issues 60,000 Accelerated Payment Notices
19 August 2015

HMRC issues 60,000 Accelerated Payment Notices

Since APNs were introduced, the HMRC declared that 60,000 notices have been issued, collecting an estimated £3 billion in upfront payments.*

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SMEs must prepare for pension auto-enrolment
17 August 2015

SMEs must prepare for pension auto-enrolment

Since October 2012, legislation states that every employer must automatically enrol their workers into the workplace pension scheme, if they meet certain criteria.

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LDF support local animal rescue charity - NCAR
7 August 2015

LDF support local animal rescue charity - NCAR

The LDF charity volunteering programme continues to be a great success and this week, LDF employees joined Flintshire charity NCAR (North Clwyd Animal Rescue) for another exciting day of volunteering. NCAR, who rely...

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PII Finance from LDF
3 August 2015

PII Finance from LDF

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is one of the largest costs your practice may face and can often be a significant drain on your cash flow.

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UK economy grows 0.7% in second quarter
28 July 2015

UK economy grows 0.7% in second quarter

Between April and June of this year, the UK economy grew by 0.7%, in contrast to first quarter growth of 0.4%.

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UK car production highest since 2008
23 July 2015

UK car production highest since 2008

New figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed that UK car production is at the highest half-year level since 2008 – encouraging news for the UK economy.

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North-South divide set to widen in the next ten years
21 July 2015

North-South divide set to widen in the next ten years

Recent research commissioned by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggests that the North-South divide is set to widen in the next decade. It indicates that London businesses expect to grow on...

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Apple Pay hits UK stores
16 July 2015

Apple Pay hits UK stores

Apple Pay has officially landed on UK soil and is set to fundamentally change shopping habits as we know it. The contactless iPhone payment system enables shoppers to pay for items using just their iPhone 6, 6 plus...

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