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

Sales Aid Leasing: Mind the gap
18 April 2018

Sales Aid Leasing: Mind the gap

In our previous blog, we looked at how changes in areas as diverse as new sector opportunities, average order value or even the legal structure of your customers can require changes to your leasing offering. So how...

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Keeping pace with your success
11 April 2018

Keeping pace with your success

When offering sales aid leasing can have such an impact on your business, you should give serious thought to how your needs will transform over time – ideally before the transformations happen. Changes in areas as...

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Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing
28 March 2018

Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing

In today’s highly competitive business world, two things matter above all. First, providing the right products for your customers. And second, making them easy to buy.

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How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy
22 March 2018

How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy

This week we speak to Emily Northin, director of marketing at Playforce, a leader in playground solutions to the education, local council and leisure sectors. Celebrating their 20th year this year, Playforce have now...

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Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade
12 February 2018

Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade

We talked to Trevor Ruddle, owner and Managing Director of market-leading commercial-grade shading suppliers Indigo Awnings, about how partnering with LDF to offer their customers the option of spreading the cost of...

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Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance
5 February 2018

Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance

With machines in 20,000 UK businesses, including being the vendor of choice for big brands and prestigious sporting venues, rijo42 have an impressive and fast-growing client base.

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Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry
30 November 2017

Customer Story: Meet the 20-somethings disrupting the telecoms industry

This week we talk to 24-year-old entrepreneur Ryan O’Carroll, a director of Southampton based, disruptive communications company, Yo Telecom. 

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Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?
2 May 2017

Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?

In the fourth and final instalment of our ‘11 ways to make money work for your business’ feature, we explain the different types of asset finance that could help your business.

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Tax doesn’t need to be taxing for small businesses
20 March 2017

Tax doesn’t need to be taxing for small businesses

Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying their tax bills, according to a survey by UK insurer RSA, so is it time to re-assess how they tackle this?

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Asset Finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month
15 November 2016

Asset Finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month

According to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), new asset finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month to £2.9bn.

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Feeding Britain’s largest manufacturing sector
20 October 2016

Feeding Britain’s largest manufacturing sector

In our latest City A.M feature, Rob Hulse, LDF  Head of Channel Development, looks at the challenges that the food industry faces when looking to finance new equipment. 

The food and drink industry is the UK’s...

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Why does productivity matter in Food & Drink?
17 October 2016

Why does productivity matter in Food & Drink?

Food producers in the UK are delivering more all the time. Food exports by the UK have doubled in the past ten years, bucking a decline in total exports in the same period. And collectively the industry has reduced...

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Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?
5 October 2016

Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?

Food and food supply is changing. As resource use becomes more important to the long-term sustainability of food supply and food security of the UK, the need for food producers and food manufacturers to up their game...

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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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Extended Producer Responsibility: How can finance help?
3 October 2016

Extended Producer Responsibility: How can finance help?

Waste management and recycling in the UK is a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Change is being driven by regular legislative interventions to stimulate the sector, boost recycling rates and in some respects to change...

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