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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.

SMEs waiting 72 days for payment
14 July 2015

SMEs waiting 72 days for payment

According to a recent report from the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), smaller businesses are now waiting an average of 72 days to receive payment, 11 days longer than at the peak of the recession. These late...

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LDF join the Alternative Business Funding platform
24 June 2015

LDF join the Alternative Business Funding platform

LDF are pleased to announce that in order to help further support SME businesses with our tailored financial solutions, we have joined partnership with the Alternative Business Funding platform.

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Manage tax with minimum fuss: Top tips for SMEs
18 June 2015

Manage tax with minimum fuss: Top tips for SMEs

Staying on top of tax is critical for businesses – not only so that they are aware of what they have to do and when, but also to ensure that they aren’t paying more tax than they need to. For SME owners trying to...

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Social Media for SME businesses
15 June 2015

Social Media for SME businesses

Social Media is an essential part to any businesses marketing activity, which helps to promote your business and inform audiences of your products and services. With over 1.44 billion monthly Facebook Users, 302...

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Support local businesses this Local Business Week
18 May 2015

Support local businesses this Local Business Week

This week (18th - 24th May) plays host to Local Business Week, an annual event encouraging the British public to show their support for local business by visiting independent stores and buying local. The event also...

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New Tax Year Preparations
10 April 2015

New Tax Year Preparations

As the new tax year begins, is your business fully prepared?

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SME finance brokers need more support with FCA process
26 March 2015

SME finance brokers need more support with FCA process

The UK's commercial finance brokers are crucial in getting funding through to the businesses that need it. So how this conduit for funding UK businesses deals with its transition to become a regulated industry under...

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Record tax break to jump-start investment
16 February 2015

Record tax break to jump-start investment

Our research indicates that British businesses will invest a record £2.8 billion under the Annual Investment Allowance this year.

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Exploring SME funding options is more important than ever
12 December 2014

Exploring SME funding options is more important than ever

Our Managing Director, Peter Alderson, commented on George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, which contained some significant changes for SMEs' access to funding.

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