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

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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Business Finance: securing finance for growth needn’t be complex
19 September 2016

Business Finance: securing finance for growth needn’t be complex

This week sees our second instalment in City A.M's ‘Building Britain’s Businesses’ feature where we discuss what it takes for small business owners to enable continued business growth, and how a business loan or ...

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Manufacturing & Finance 2016
2 August 2016

Manufacturing & Finance 2016

A new report from EEF, a manufacturing lobby group,and accountancy firm BDO shows that confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's Brexit vote.

Manufacturers' average confidence score dropped to 5.24...

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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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Fintech: are banks facing an ‘Uber moment’?
17 December 2015

Fintech: are banks facing an ‘Uber moment’?

Antony Jenkins, former CEO of Barclays, has predicted that banks are facing their own 'Uber moment' due to the rapid growth of financial technologies (Fintech).

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UK Small business overdrafts reducing by £5m per day
5 November 2015

UK Small business overdrafts reducing by £5m per day

New figures from the Bank of England reveal that small businesses have had their overdrafts cut at a rate of £5m per day since 2011.

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SMEs waiting 72 days for payment
14 July 2015

SMEs waiting 72 days for payment

According to a recent report from the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), smaller businesses are now waiting an average of 72 days to receive payment, 11 days longer than at the peak of the recession. These late...

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LDF join the Alternative Business Funding platform
24 June 2015

LDF join the Alternative Business Funding platform

LDF are pleased to announce that in order to help further support SME businesses with our tailored financial solutions, we have joined partnership with the Alternative Business Funding platform.

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