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Cost of large Scottish fraud cases 'falls sharply'

New research from accountants KPMG has revealed that the amount of money lost in high-value fraud cases in Scotland has fallen sharply during the first half of 2015.

Published 5 August 2015

Tilney Bestinvest expands Glasgow financial planning team

Tilney Bestinvest, the investment and financial planning group, has announced that Roy Smith has joined the firm as director of financial planning as part of its strategic focus on expanding its financial planning team.

Published 5 August 2015

More customers meeting debt repayments -Lloyds

A new survey carried out by Edinburgh-based banking giant Lloyds Banking Group has revealed confidence levels among those paying off unsecured debt remain high, with four in five (83 per cent) of respondents feeling confident or very confident that they will meet their future repayments.

Published 5 August 2015

Baker Tilly urges Scottish importers to prepare for new customs duty regime

Accountants Baker Tilly are warning Scottish companies that import goods into the UK to prepare themselves for new customs duty arrangements which come into force next year.

Published 5 August 2015

Scottish retail sales grow 0.8 per cent

Published 5 August 2015

EU trade deal with Vietnam opens doors for Scotch whisky exports

Scotch whisky exports to Vietnam could be boosted after the European Union reached a deal in principle over a free trade agreement (FTA) with the south east Asian country.

Published 5 August 2015

Aberdeen acquires Arden Asset Management in US expansion move

Aberdeen Asset Management has bought US fund investor Arden Asset Management, a provider of hedge fund solutions with offices in New York and London.

Published 5 August 2015

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks launch lowest ever loan rates

Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank and sister brand Yorkshire have this week launched their lowest ever loan rates.

Published 4 August 2015

Sin Bin: Sentence delay for woman who embezzled nearly £40k from Scots building firm

A secretary who embezzled thousands of pounds from an Aberdeen building firm will have to wait until later this month to learn her fate.

Published 4 August 2015

Bank of Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise enter strategic partnership

Bank of Scotland has today announced the 12-month secondment of senior banking manager Shona Austin from SME banking, Glasgow to Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) as the two organisations look to collaborate on fostering sustainable economic growth in Scotland.

Published 4 August 2015

Blog: The grey area of pensions liberation and bankrupts

Eileen Blackburn is partner and head of Business Recovery at French Duncan, and chair of R3’s Scottish Technical Committee

Published 4 August 2015

Taxman's new system targets more hidden income

Accountants BDO have issued a warning to individuals that the taxman is targeting hidden earnings and income through its use of a new computer program which gives it access to databases of personal financial information.

Published 4 August 2015

Johnston Carmichael appoints new marketing director

Scottish accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael has announced the appointment of a new marketing director.

Published 4 August 2015

Ignis takeover drives SLI’s asset rise

Edinburgh-based Standard Life Investments has reported that assets under management have hit £250 billion from £245.9 billion at the end of 2014 on the back of its recent acquisition of Ignis.

Published 4 August 2015

Government takes £1.07bn hit as RBS sell-off finally begins

The UK Government has been forced to defend its decision to begin the sell-off of its 80 per cent stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland for a loss of £1 billion.

Published 4 August 2015