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

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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The 4 types of asset finance and when you should offer them
18 May 2016

The 4 types of asset finance and when you should offer them

Asset finance is a form of finance used by businesses to obtain a wide range of items necessary to operate efficiently and effectively within their sector.

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3 ways Asset Finance can help your Catering Equipment business
13 May 2016

3 ways Asset Finance can help your Catering Equipment business

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

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Why should Equipment Suppliers offer Asset Finance?
11 May 2016

Why should Equipment Suppliers offer Asset Finance?

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

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Improve your Cash Conversion Cycle with Asset Finance
4 May 2016

Improve your Cash Conversion Cycle with Asset Finance

The Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC) shows the length of time, in days, that it takes equipment suppliers to convert stock into cash flow. It measures the amount of time the value of the stock is tied up in the production...

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Why suppliers should have more interest in equipment finance
27 April 2016

Why suppliers should have more interest in equipment finance

Equipment or asset finance is a proposition that suppliers can no longer ignore. Using equipment finance is proven to drive an increase in sales by overcoming common cost based purchasing barriers. This enables the...

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Discover the LDF Partner Programme at Foodex 2016
18 April 2016

Discover the LDF Partner Programme at Foodex 2016

FoodEx, the UK's premier trade event for processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics is returning to the NEC this week.

Starting today, this 3-day event, will assist businesses to engage with suppliers and...

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How can Equipment Suppliers capitalise on the growth in Asset Finance?
4 April 2016

How can Equipment Suppliers capitalise on the growth in Asset Finance?

Asset finance is an option that suppliers of capital expenditure items can no longer ignore with more of their customers finding it difficult or costly to secure finance through their banks.

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