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

2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!
21 December 2016

2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!

Looking back, 2016 has been an incredible year. As a business, we have achieved such amazing things in such a short period of time, and we could not have done it without you, our customers. With 8 awards won over the...

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Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation
9 December 2016

Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation

Kat Applewhite, LDF Operations Director joins Insightive to discuss nimble digitisation within LDF.

Can you begin with an overview of your general contracting process - how do SMEs sign up with LDF?

Kat: We have a...

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The financial failures of the 2016 festive season
8 December 2016

The financial failures of the 2016 festive season

Bad Planning Brings a Killer New Year Hangover for Small Businesses

- One fifth of SME annual profit will be created during the Christmas sales period- But 15% have missed a profit-making opportunity during the season

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Getting to know…Callum Stevenson, Head of Broker
3 December 2016

Getting to know…Callum Stevenson, Head of Broker

We sit down with Head of LDF Broker, Callum Stevenson, to find out about LDF’s broker team, the obstacles broker’s currently face and how his team can support. 

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The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs
1 December 2016

The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs

It’s hard to avoid using enormous numbers when discussing trade and the numbers don’t come much bigger than for the Commonwealth.

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LDF win its 7th award of the year at Leasing Life Awards
25 November 2016

LDF win its 7th award of the year at Leasing Life Awards

The 12th annual Leasing Life Awards took place last night (24th November) in Paris, celebrating the array of businesses involved in the asset finance and leasing industry within Europe.

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What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs
24 November 2016

What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement saw the chancellor announce a mild loosening of the public finances in order to invest in closing the productivity gap between Britain and other developed nations. Against a backdrop of...

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We're celebrating Customer Service here at LDF
21 November 2016

We're celebrating Customer Service here at LDF

  • 90% of customers say buying decisions are influenced by online reviews
  • The UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) is a national measure of customer satisfaction - 28% of customers express a preference for the...

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The British Business Bank: Unlocking SME finance
17 November 2016

The British Business Bank: Unlocking SME finance

Keith Morgan, chief executive of the British Business Bank joins City A.M. for this week's 'Building Britain’s Businesses', to discuss how the government-backed scheme supports smaller businesses across the UK.

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Getting to know... LDF Product Manager, Ben Stern
15 November 2016

Getting to know... LDF Product Manager, Ben Stern

Ahead of his seminar at this year’s The Business Show, we sit down with Ben Stern to find out more about his role as LDF Product Manager.

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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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Q&A: The challenges faced by SME exporters
3 November 2016

Q&A: The challenges faced by SME exporters

Encouraging small British firms to sell their goods and services overseas is a key plank of government policy, and there is now a range of organisations devoted to helping them do just that.

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LDF awarded 'SME Champion of the Year' at Metro Bank Summit
28 October 2016

LDF awarded 'SME Champion of the Year' at Metro Bank Summit

On Wednesday 26th October, our Credit Director Chris Heeley and Support Team Manager, Tristam Welburn, attended Metro Bank’s inaugural Annual Broker Summit at their UK headquarters in London.

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Q&A: What makes Britain’s family businesses tick?
27 October 2016

Q&A: What makes Britain’s family businesses tick?

In today's City A.M feature, Phil Harris, Executive Director of the Business Research Institute, talks about family-owned businesses and how the estimated 4.6 million need to be supported more.

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LDF & First Independent Finance battle it out on the fairway
22 October 2016

LDF & First Independent Finance battle it out on the fairway

Friday 14th October saw the inaugural intercompany golf tournament between LDF and FIF.

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