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    Welcome to Views from the flipside

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

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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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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Funding for UK Tech Start-Ups is ‘appallingly bad’
21 September 2016

Funding for UK Tech Start-Ups is ‘appallingly bad’

There are more than 1.5 million "digital tech" jobs in the UK, and the sector is said to be growing faster in terms of turnover and productivity than the wider economy, but a survey by LDF has found 47% of IT...

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The benefits of offering finance for IT Suppliers
27 July 2016

The benefits of offering finance for IT Suppliers

Researching options for finance as part of the purchasing process has become the ‘new normal’ for consumers.

Making the inclusion of an asset finance (also known as equipment finance) offering is much more than a...

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5 benefits IT Suppliers gain through Asset Finance
20 July 2016

5 benefits IT Suppliers gain through Asset Finance

In an ideal world, your customers would be able to purchase without cost or budget barriers, creating a smooth and consistent sales cycle.

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How will Brexit affect IT spend and how can finance help?
13 July 2016

How will Brexit affect IT spend and how can finance help?

After the momentous result of the EU referendum, analysts have been busy trying to assess the potential impact on the UK's IT industry. And it doesn't make great reading for IT Suppliers.

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What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses
27 November 2015

What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses

Having recently announced changes to its services, HMRC plans to create 13 new Regional centres over the next five years, whilst also putting a greater emphasis on the improvements to their digital services.

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IT and Software Funding for SMEs
2 July 2015

IT and Software Funding for SMEs

For many SME businesses, IT and Software investment is an on-going consideration and an area that is now taking centre stage within business development and growth. Recent research commissioned by LDF shows that a...

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91% of North West businesses intend to invest this year
26 May 2015

91% of North West businesses intend to invest this year

In conjunction with the North West Insider magazine, LDF surveyed a selection of North West businesses to understand whether finance will play a part in their business growth. The results were excellent and indicated...

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