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

Anatomy of finance
10 January 2018

Anatomy of finance

Asset Finance can be a crucial tool for businesses from any sector in helping them spread the cost of vital equipment. Here we look at how both asset finance and short and long-term business loans can help your...

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Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry
30 November 2017

Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry

This week we talk to 24-year-old entrepreneur Ryan O’Carroll, a director of Southampton based, disruptive communications company, Yo Telecom. 

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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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Developing the next generation of finance professionals
13 November 2017

Developing the next generation of finance professionals

The financial services landscape is changing, and rapidly...Ahead of this week’s Think/Forward event, Peter Thomas of the Leasing Foundation discusses their ambitious plans for the next generation of business finance...

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Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?
2 May 2017

Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?

In the fourth and final instalment of our ‘11 ways to make money work for your business’ feature, we explain the different types of asset finance that could help your business.

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Bring finance to your clients in just a few clicks
27 March 2017

Bring finance to your clients in just a few clicks

Getting a traditional business loan can be a long and frustrating process. For many people, the gain just doesn’t outweigh the pain. So it’s no surprise that British small businesses are underfunded by a whopping...

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Asset Finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month
15 November 2016

Asset Finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month

According to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), new asset finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month to £2.9bn.

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Online routes for small businesses into high street retailers
10 November 2016

Online routes for small businesses into high street retailers

Britain’s small businesses, however innovative, can often find it difficult to get their products into shops, and an increasing number use online platforms that enable them to sell directly to customers.

But there is...

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Feeding Britain’s largest manufacturing sector
20 October 2016

Feeding Britain’s largest manufacturing sector

In our latest City A.M feature, Rob Hulse, LDF  Head of Channel Development, looks at the challenges that the food industry faces when looking to finance new equipment. 

The food and drink industry is the UK’s...

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lendinghive wins Innovator of the Year at Leasing World 2016
12 October 2016

lendinghive wins Innovator of the Year at Leasing World 2016

We’ve been celebrating in the office as lendinghive our 24/7 asset finance online portal won ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the eighth annual Leasing World Awards.

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Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?
5 October 2016

Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?

Food and food supply is changing. As resource use becomes more important to the long-term sustainability of food supply and food security of the UK, the need for food producers and food manufacturers to up their game...

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Technology Suppliers exposed to potential multi-million funding ‘hole’
4 October 2016

Technology Suppliers exposed to potential multi-million funding ‘hole’

The UK vendor finance market for IT and business equipment is worth over £1.3 billion[1].  As finance provider, GE announces it will now “streamline” its offering to the British technology industry, experts are...

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How an 85 year-old coffee roaster perked up a business
23 September 2016

How an 85 year-old coffee roaster perked up a business

“A coffee roaster looks like a washing machine on top of a barbeque.” says Joe O’Hara, owner of premium coffee importer, roaster and retailer, Alchemy“You put the beans in the drum on top while the burners undern...

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Is Manufacturing bouncing back?
15 September 2016

Is Manufacturing bouncing back?

Following the recent Brexit vote, it seems that Britain’s manufacturers have shrugged off the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

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Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business
4 August 2016

Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business

Asset financing of equipment is ever increasing and in demand.  Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA, said, “The asset finance market reported its thirty-first consecutive month of new...

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