Gabriel Investment Syndicate leads six-figure investment of Scottish tech start-up Attis Fitness

Gabriel Investment Syndicate has led a six-figure investment in Glasgow-based start-up Attis Fitness. 

Published 23 October 2020

Barclays beats forecasts with £1.1bn pre-tax profits

Barclays has beaten profit forecasts with its third quarter pre-tax profits reaching £1.1 billion after taking a smaller hit from the coronavirus crisis than the City had expected.

Published 23 October 2020

RBS and Heriot-Watt University create new BAME scholarship for finance students

Royal Bank of Scotland and Heriot-Watt University have announced a new scholarship targeted towards black and minority ethnic finance students.

Published 23 October 2020

NS&I may cut interest rates after savers invest almost £40bn during lockdown

National Savings & Investments (NS&S) has said that it could cut interest rates further and close products after savers invested a record sum of nearly £40 billion during the coronavirus lockdown.

Published 23 October 2020

Pent-up demand for homes increases turnover at DM Hall

Chartered surveyors DM Hall said the post-lockdown property boom has been “like a dam burst ” as pent-up demand has seen a surge of interest from prospective buyers. Alan Gordon, senior partner, said the property market has proved to be extremely resilient and ha

Published 23 October 2020

Goldman Sachs fined £100m over Malaysia's 1MDB scandal

UK regulators have fined Goldman Sachs almost £100 million as part of a $2.9 billion settlement with authorities around the world for the investment bank’s role in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal.

Published 23 October 2020

Scottish start-up Vistalworks wins contract with Lithuanian Government

Glasgow-based start-up Vistalworks, which develops technology to keep consumers safe online, has struck a deal with the Lithuanian government to crack down on illicit trade.

Published 23 October 2020

McCarthy & Stone to accept £630m US takeover

US private equity group Lone Star has launched a £630 million takeover bid for McCarthy & Stone with the retirement homes specialist's board recommending that shareholders accept the offer.

Published 23 October 2020

British shoppers play key role in economic recovery as retail sales rise by 1.5% in September

British consumers have played a key role in the economy's third quarter bounce back, as retail sales volumes rose by 1.5% in September, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 23 October 2020

HMRC reminds self assessment customers of January deadline

HMRC is reminding Self Assessment customers that there are just 100 days left to complete their tax return ahead of the deadline on 31 January 2021.

Published 23 October 2020