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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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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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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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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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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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‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs
2 June 2017

‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs are being held back by a lack of funding as more than half of small business owners aged 16-24 simply avoid seeking funding as they see applying for a loan as an admission of failure.

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Maximise your business growth potential through finance
18 April 2017

Maximise your business growth potential through finance

In the previous instalment, we discussed how you can cover recurring short-term costs such as your tax bills. In this latest piece, we look at longer-term investment for business growth and development.

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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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Turn your dream into a reality with a business loan
16 March 2017

Turn your dream into a reality with a business loan

Ever had a dream project that you wanted to finance, but were not sure if you could? Many business owners dream of taking their business into the future, but the ventures can sometimes seem ‘too big’ or ‘impossible’....

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Businesses miss out on funding ‘because they don’t understand jargon’
15 March 2017

Businesses miss out on funding ‘because they don’t understand jargon’

A wide-ranging survey of small business bosses showed that just under two in five Yorkshire decision makers cited the language used by lenders as having put them off applying for finance.

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Business development loans: turn your vision into reality
13 March 2017

Business development loans: turn your vision into reality

In a recent survey commissioned by the LDF Group, 30% of small to medium businesses claimed not taking funding in time or not taking funding at all to be their poorest financial decision in the past 12 months. A...

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Combat cyber-crime before it hits your business
22 February 2017

Combat cyber-crime before it hits your business

With technology constantly developing, the threat of a cyber-attack on your business is now a greater risk than ever. In 2016, a report from the FSB highlighted that even though the majority of small firms (93%) took...

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Don’t let business rates stunt your business growth
21 February 2017

Don’t let business rates stunt your business growth

Business rates have gained considerable attention in the last week as the government announced the first revaluation of the cost for 7 years. Coming in to effect on 1 April, this change will have an impact on...

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Introducing our new short-term 'Interest Only' option
10 February 2017

Introducing our new short-term 'Interest Only' option

We are pleased to have recently announced our new Interest Only loan option, a short term facility aimed to get money into your business and working faster.

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The key to unlocking business growth
6 February 2017

The key to unlocking business growth

Here in the UK, we are incredibly proud to house a vibrant small business sector which is large, diverse and continues to grow at a considerable rate. Our existing 4.8m small businesses are the backbone of our...

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