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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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Self-Assessment Tax: How do you pay yours?
15 December 2016

Self-Assessment Tax: How do you pay yours?

As we’re sure you’re aware, the deadline for your tax payment is just around the corner. With Christmas already a busy time of year, many smaller businesses may not have considered this costly expense. In a recent...

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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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Self-employment at record high, yet wages fall
21 October 2016

Self-employment at record high, yet wages fall

Self-employment is steadily increasing, now at a record high of 4.8 million, with 1 in 7 workers currently listed as self-employed. However, a recent report conducted highlights that their earnings have fallen by £60...

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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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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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