Banks of the future must maintain the human touch, according to major new Clydesdale report

Technology has the potential to create seismic waves of change through banking that will alter consumer habits further, but the industry will need to work hard to maintain trust and to ensure some customers are not left behind in the ‘Bank of the Future’.

Published 20 March 2019

Eighth quarter of continued economic growth in Scotland

The Scottish economy grew for the eighth consecutive quarter during the final three months of 2018, according to official statistics released today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

Published 20 March 2019

NatWest announces launch of new virtual account platform for business customers

Royal Bank of Scotland-owned NatWest has announced plans to launch a new virtual account platform in partnership with Nordic software company Tieto, to offer its SME and corporate customers a new client monies and virtual account management service.

Published 20 March 2019

Edinburgh International Conference Centre reports record annual results

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has reported record results for 2018, with operating profits at £1.4m (2017: £1.2m ) for the year to 31 December 2018.

Published 20 March 2019

Average price of a property in Scotland up 1.3 per cent year-on-year in January

The average price of a property in Scotland in January 2019 was £149,036 – an increase of 1.3 per cent on January in the previous year and an increase of 0.6 per cent when compared to the previous month.

Published 20 March 2019

FCA fines UBS AG £27.6m for transaction reporting failures

UBS AG (UBS) has been fined £27,599,400 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failings relating to 135.8 million transaction reports between November 2007 and May 2017.

Published 20 March 2019

And finally... Spielberg movie to be shot at Govan Docks

Glasgow could be in for a major economic boost after it was revealed today that Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg has been granted permission to film his latest movie in Glasgow.

Published 20 March 2019

UK Government-backed programme passes £25m lending milestone to Scottish microbusinesses

New figures from the British Business Bank show its Start Up Loans programme making a significant contribution to small business founders across Scotland.

Published 19 March 2019

NatWest launches UK’s first female-only crowdfunding programme

Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary NatWest has announced the launch of a brand new initiative supporting female entrepreneurs throughout the UK in a national first.

Published 19 March 2019

Scottish joblessness falls to record low

The unemployment rate north of the border fell to a new record low over the winter months, according to official figures released today.

Published 19 March 2019