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

Why suppliers should have more interest in equipment finance
27 April 2016

Why suppliers should have more interest in equipment finance

Equipment or asset finance is a proposition that suppliers can no longer ignore. Using equipment finance is proven to drive an increase in sales by overcoming common cost based purchasing barriers. This enables the...

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How can Equipment Suppliers capitalise on the growth in Asset Finance?
4 April 2016

How can Equipment Suppliers capitalise on the growth in Asset Finance?

Asset finance is an option that suppliers of capital expenditure items can no longer ignore with more of their customers finding it difficult or costly to secure finance through their banks.

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LDF & the British Business Bank agree £51m facility to increase asset finance for SME
12 February 2016

LDF & the British Business Bank agree £51m facility to increase asset finance for SME

Working with the British Business Bank we are proud to provide a £51m facility to fund a portfolio of small businesses with asset finance facilities.

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LDF acquire First Independent Finance
18 November 2015

LDF acquire First Independent Finance

We are pleased to announce our acquisition of Scottish based broker, First Independent Finance in a deal that will create the largest independent SME finance provider.

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Act now to benefit from the Annual Investment Allowance
23 October 2015

Act now to benefit from the Annual Investment Allowance

In July of this year, The Chancellor announced in his Summer Budget that the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), a tax incentive to promote business investment, would be set permanently at £200,000 from January 1st...

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£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 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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Demand for Vendor Finance Booming
16 June 2015

Demand for Vendor Finance Booming

Businesses accessed £1.3 billion* in asset finance in February, up by 10% on January last year, showing that demand for vendor finance is booming as the economy recovers and businesses look to invest in new...

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Top 100 veterinary practices generate over £1.3bn
3 June 2015

Top 100 veterinary practices generate over £1.3bn

According to our latest research, the UK's biggest veterinary practices saw a record turnover of £1.36 billion in 2014, up 17% from the year before, and more than double 2010 figures.

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UK restaurant industry turnover reaches £21.6bn
19 May 2015

UK restaurant industry turnover reaches £21.6bn

Last year, the turnover of the UK restaurant industry hit £21.6 billion, rising by 39% from £15.5 billion since the recession, according to our latest research.

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LDF attend Business Moneyfacts Awards 2015
24 March 2015

LDF attend Business Moneyfacts Awards 2015

Last week, LDF travelled to The Lancaster London Hotel to celebrate the Business Moneyfacts Awards 2015. The awards, which are presented annually, reward businesses for their product excellence and outstanding...

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Chancellor intends to keep Annual Investment Allowance high
20 March 2015

Chancellor intends to keep Annual Investment Allowance high

In his Budget statement, Chancellor George Osborne gave some strong reassurance on a significant issue for growing businesses across the UK – the size of the Annual Investment Allowance, which allows businesses to...

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Record tax break to jump-start investment
16 February 2015

Record tax break to jump-start investment

Our research indicates that British businesses will invest a record £2.8 billion under the Annual Investment Allowance this year.

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Ageing equipment worth less than it was in 2005
9 January 2015

Ageing equipment worth less than it was in 2005

The ageing machinery, and other assets, of the UK’s manufacturing sector is now worth less than it was in 2005 following years of underinvestment during the recession, our research has found.

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