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

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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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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First asset finance provider to join the Commonwealth Trade Initiative
3 June 2016

First asset finance provider to join the Commonwealth Trade Initiative

We are excited to announce that LDF have become the first financial service provider to join the Commonwealth Trade Initiative. Established by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, in partnership with...

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How should equipment suppliers select a Finance Partner?
25 May 2016

How should equipment suppliers select a Finance Partner?

Asset finance is not just a one-time transaction. It’s in the best interest of both equipment suppliers and the finance company to be highly selective about their partners for many reasons; time, efficiency,...

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