Ninth successive quarter of growth for Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has grown for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to official statistics.

Published 20 June 2019

Number of interest-only mortgages falls by 13 per cent

The number of interest-only mortgages fell by (13.1 per cent) in 2018 compared to the previous year, UK Finance figures published today reveal.

Published 20 June 2019

Value of community projects in development jumps £150m

The value of new community projects in development through the Scotland-wide hub programme has risen from £600 million to £750m in the last three months.

Published 20 June 2019

British businesses sitting on £600bn that could be used to fund growth

British businesses could have £593 billion locked up in excess working capital, potentially hampering growth and leaving them exposed to economic uncertainty, according to new research from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Published 20 June 2019

UK's fraud hotspots revealed

Britain’s fraud capitals for scams involving fake romances, computer virus attacks, investment fraud and bogus tradespeople have been revealed by new research as overall levels of fraud continue to spiral out of control.

Published 20 June 2019

Fife currency transfer fintech smashes crowdfunding target

Fife fintech company PaySend has already smashed through the crowdfunding target it set earlier this month in a capital raising round that valued firm at £125 million.

Published 20 June 2019

Scottish shellfish supplier increases exports with HSBC UK support

D.R. Collin & Son, which is based in Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders, is set to increase exports to Europe and Asia with seven-figure backing from HSBC UK.

Published 20 June 2019

KPMG riders take on epic thousand mile cycle challenge for NSPCC

A group of accountants and business advisors has set off on an epic cycle from Aberdeen to London, in aid of charity.

Published 20 June 2019

Flexible office space set to double in Edinburgh and Glasgow over next five years

The volume of flexible office stock in Scotland’s two largest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, is set to more than double over the next five years, according to new research from property consultancy JLL.

Published 20 June 2019

FSB in Scotland welcomes moves to change payment culture

The Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland has today welcomed new UK Government measures aimed at ensuring smaller firms are paid fairly by bigger businesses.

Published 20 June 2019