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RBS Group to seek court permission to transfer investment business to Amsterdam

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group will today seek permission from the Court of Session to move billions of pounds of investment business to the Netherlands as part of its Brexit plans.

Published 22 February 2019

Murray & Currie acquire two Edinburgh property agencies

Scottish real estate agents Murray & Currie Property have acquired two independent property agencies in Edinburgh, Traquair Lettings and Crombie & Co.

Published 22 February 2019

Sir Gerry Grimstone to step down from Barclays

Sir Gerry Grimstone will step down as chairman of Barclays' investment bank at the end of the month.

Published 22 February 2019

French Duncan warns Scottish businesses to prepare for VAT implications of no deal Brexit

Accountants and financial advisers French Duncan has warned Scottish businesses to prepare for the VAT implications of a no-deal Brexit.

Published 22 February 2019

Aberdeen Standard Capital: UK charities sitting on uninvested billions

UK charities are sitting on billions of pounds that could be invested, according to new research published by Aberdeen Standard Capital (ASC).

Published 22 February 2019

One in five Scots would struggle with unexpected £20 bill

Nearly one in five adults in Scotland would struggle to pay an unexpected bill of just £20, according to new research from insolvency trade body R3.

Published 22 February 2019

And finally... nickels and dimes

A local authority was left with a £48 million hole in its finances after it was convinced to accept 200 kilos of nickel in lieu of a massive debt.

Published 22 February 2019

Anderson Anderson & Brown announces series of promotions

Accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has announced a series of promotions to support its continued growth and development.

Published 21 February 2019

Johnston Carmichael Wealth appoints Ross Leckridge as associate director

Johnston Carmichael Wealth, the financial planning arm of accountancy and advisory firm Johnston Carmichael, has announced the appointment of Ross Leckridge as associate director.

Published 21 February 2019

Scottish finance body joins 49 global banks to support new industry standard for sustainable banking

Edinburgh-based Ethical Finance Hub has become the first Scottish-focused financial body to endorse the United Nations Environment Finance Initiative’s (UNEP FI) Principles for Responsible Banking.

Published 21 February 2019

Cost cutting to exacerbate succession planning issues in 2019

The continuing drive for greater cost control across financial and professional services in Scotland this year will have a retrograde impact on succession planning, according to analysis published today by recruitment company Core-Asset Consulting. 

Published 21 February 2019

Double parking deal for Knight Frank Scotland

Two recently-completed deals underline the growing popularity of car parks among investors on the hunt for stable long-term income, according to Knight Frank.

Published 21 February 2019

‘No Deal’ Brexit could see Scottish GDP drop by 7 per cent

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit could have a dramatic impact on Scotland’s economy, with the potential for national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to fall by up to 7 per cent, according to a new report by the Scottish Government’s chief economist.

Published 21 February 2019

Lack of transparency and accountability of local authority business support scheme a cause for concern

A Holyrood committee has expressed concern about the lack of transparency, accountability and alignment of Business Gateway, a local-authority provision that aims to help businesses develop and grow.

Published 21 February 2019

FCA raps three firms in its first decision under competition law

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found that three asset management firms breached competition law, in its first formal decision under its competition enforcement powers.

Published 21 February 2019