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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

And finally... fat cat

The cat of late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is set to "inherit" some of his $170 million fortune, according to reports.

Published 21 February 2019

Business Banking Switch launches as part of RBS obligation to boost UK business banking competition

Up to 200,000 eligible Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest SME customers will be given the opportunity to take advantage of unique switching offers when the Business Banking Switch scheme launches on Monday (25 February).

Published 20 February 2019

Glasgow accountant posts record growth as chief executive signs off

Glasgow-based accountant and business adviser Martin Aitken & Co (MACo) is preparing for further expansion as they record their biggest increase in turnover since the partnership converted to a limited company in 2013.

Published 20 February 2019

Sainsbury’s Bank joins ABI associate membership

Edinburgh-based Sainsbury’s Bank has joined the Association of British Insurers (ABI) as an associate member.

Published 20 February 2019

Forger jailed for two more years for VAT fraud

A South Lanarkshire man has been jailed for more than two years for an elaborate a VAT tax fraud concocted to repay a confiscation order previously imposed on him for forging banknotes.

Published 20 February 2019

Addleshaw Goddard expands Scottish TST

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard is marking its continued investment in Scotland with the launch of a new Edinburgh hub for its Transaction Services Team (TST).

Published 20 February 2019

FCA publishes Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market Study final report

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the final report of its Wholesale Insurance Brokers market study which was launched in November 2017 to assess how competition was working in the sector.

Published 20 February 2019