What makes LDF different?

A well-established and trusted organisation, LDF celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016. In 2013, LDF was acquired by Cabot Square Capital LLP, further supporting our long-term growth vision.

We have a number of high-tenured individuals in key management positions and all members of our team of finance professionals take responsibility for delivering solutions and resolutions.


Our History

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1986

Company established and incorporated as a credit brokerage to promote asset finance products to business

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1999

Company name changed to Leasedirect Finance Limited and unsecured loan product offered to business

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2007

Small own book established

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2009

Education division created

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2010

Acquired by Investec Asset Finance PLC, a FTSE 250 global bank

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2011

Launched Corporation Tax and VAT finance to Corporate businesses

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2012

Awarded Top 100 Small Business status by The Times Best Companies

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2013

LDF were acquired by CS Capital LP. Company name changed to LDF Operations Limited and became part of a group of LDF companies

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2014

LDF increases its appetite to help clients obtain the funding they need

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2015

Awarded Gold Status by Investors in People

LDF acquire Scottish based finance broker, First Independent Finance

2016

2016

LDF & the British Business Bank agree £51m facility to increase asset finance for SMEs

Launch of the LDF Supplier Partner Programme

Announced our relationship with global independent feedback engine Feefo

LDF become the first financial service provider to join the Commonwealth Trade Initiative