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Willie Watt appointed as chair of Scottish National Investment Bank

Willie Watt has been appointed as the first chair of the board of the Scottish National Investment Bank.

Published 15 November 2019

Aberdeen City Council has credit outlook reduced from stable to negative

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Aberdeen City Council's credit outlook from 'stable' to 'negative', though the local authority's credit rating has been retained.

Published 15 November 2019

Clydesdale Bank provides £7.5m in funding to boost expansion and growth for Caldive Ltd

Caldive Ltd has used £7.5 million in funding from Clydesdale Bank, alongside its own capital, to acquire a 33-metre renewable services workboat which will significantly boost the company’s capacity to service clients in the renewable energy sector.

Published 15 November 2019

Allia C&C issues £3m Scottish charitable bond to Ayrshire Housing

Ayrshire Housing has received a £3 million Scottish charitable bond from Allia C&C.

Published 15 November 2019

Fyfe Moir & Associates expands Aberdeen office

Aberdeen-based accountancy firm Fyfe Moir & Associates (FMA) has relocated from the West End of the city to a new office in Westhill.

Published 15 November 2019

KPMG launches search for Scotland's tech pioneers

KPMG has launched a nationwide search for Scotland’s most innovative, growth-hungry tech pioneers, who could win the chance to pitch their business to a global audience at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Published 15 November 2019

Gender representation on Standard Life Aberdeen board improves

Standard Life Aberdeen has moved from 92nd to 10th place on a review which ranks all FTSE 350 companies on the gender representation of their boards and executive teams.

Published 15 November 2019

Edinburgh and Aberdeen postcodes do not have access to cash machines or post offices

AB13 in Aberdeen and EH18 in Lasswade near Edinburgh have neither a local post office or any cash machines, according to a new analysis from Which?

Published 15 November 2019

IFS: Parties' minimum wage plans would boost wages of millions

Plans issued by the Conservatives and Labour parties to raise the minimum wage rates would result in a pay boost for millions of people, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Published 15 November 2019

Scotland’s canals generate £1.53bn of economic value

Scottish Canals today announced the results of an economic study showing £1.53 billion of investment in the canal corridors across Scotland since the re-opening of the Lowland inland waterways in 2002.

Published 15 November 2019

And finally... digital banking

Brian Hartzer, CEO of Westpac, has outlined his desire to create an artificial intelligence bank manager.

Published 15 November 2019

HMRC blamed for Rangers Football Club downfall

A multi-million-pound mistake made by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is being blamed for the financial problems which caused the downfall of Rangers Football Club.

Published 14 November 2019

Further deterioration in Scottish housing market as uncertainty bites

The Scottish housing market continued to be impacted by political uncertainty last month with activity falling further and price growth moderating again, according to the monthly Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey.

Published 14 November 2019

Edinburgh-based Sustainably wins £50k as it reaches Open Up Challenge final

Edinburgh-based fintech Sustainably has obtained £50,000 in funding after it reached the final of UK-wide Open Up Challenge 2020.

Published 14 November 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation donates £7k to Edinburgh foodbank

Vulnerable people living in food poverty in Edinburgh will be dished up nutritious ingredients after a foodbank run by World Care Foundation, received £7,238 from Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation.

Published 14 November 2019