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

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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How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes
19 December 2017

How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes

The number of people using credit cards to pay a tax bill hits a record 800,000, but there are other ways of spreading this cost.

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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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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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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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How a van hire company are using finance to double their business each year
16 November 2017

How a van hire company are using finance to double their business each year

This week we talk to Diane Riley-Waite, a director of Midlands-based van hire company, We Do Rentals Ltd. Specialising in courier and self-drive van rentals, the business has grown at a rapid pace and with plans to...

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Interest rate rise – can finance help?
2 November 2017

Interest rate rise – can finance help?

Research from insolvency firm Begbies Traynor found that, at the end of Q3 2017, close to 250,000 of the companies surveyed ended the quarter with a negative net worth, but have survived thanks to the prolonged low...

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LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.
5 October 2017

LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.

On Tuesday night (3rd October), the 9th annual Leasing World Awards took place at London's Hilton Bankside.

The awards, one of the most respected in the leasing industry, recognise good management, innovation and...

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We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017
29 September 2017

We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been shortlisted for three awards, SME Champion, Professions Champion and the Next Generation Award, at the upcoming Leasing World Awards.

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Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses
25 September 2017

Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses

Any small company will know that getting their business going can feel like an uphill battle, and there are concerns it’s about to get harder for the smaller business community.

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How to solve the VAT payment problem
18 September 2017

How to solve the VAT payment problem

In recent times, there’s been what can only be described as a huge sea change in the way people think about financing recurring payments such as VAT. Whilst many businesses had previously eschewed the idea of...

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Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world
13 September 2017

Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of business development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially...

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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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How to overcome the challenges of financing growth
13 October 2016

How to overcome the challenges of financing growth

In our latest City A.M feature, Andy Davies, LDF Sales Director comments on the challenges that many businesses face when looking to finance growth. 

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