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AA and Bank of Ireland team up for mortgages market move

Roadside recovery business the AA plc has joined forces with the Bank of Ireland UK to offer a range of financial services products to UK consumers.

Published 16 July 2015

Scots SMEs expect workforces and turnover to grow during next 12 months –HSBC

Results of a new survey conducted by HSBC has revealed that half of Scotland’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) intend to increase the size of their workforce over the next year.

Published 16 July 2015

Lawyer takes over IoD Chair role for Glasgow and the west

David Hoey, a partner and accredited employment law specialist with bto solicitors, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Institute of Directors for Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Published 16 July 2015

Aggreko to drop PwC for KPMG in audit flit

PwC is to lose the audit of Scottish temporary power provider Aggreko next year when it will be replaced by big four rival KPMG.

Published 16 July 2015

Sin Bin: Aegon finds 80 per cent of pensions transfer requests are attempted fraud

Edinburgh-based insurance firm Aegon UK has revealed that four fifths of requests it receives for overseas pension transfers are in fact scams aimed at defrauding savers out of their pension.

Published 16 July 2015

Scots Aegon director to join Royal London

Aegon UK customer innovation director at Gordon Greig is leaving the Edinburgh-based insurer to join rivals Royal London.

Published 16 July 2015

Continued increase in number of Scottish households

The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase, according to figures based on a publication released by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Published 16 July 2015

Scottish private electricity production rises 52 per cent in one year

The number of Scots companies, communities, farms and landowners making their own electricity has risen by more than 50 per cent in the last year.

Published 16 July 2015

Blog: Chancellor’s additional nil rate band Budget surprises

John Cairns is a tax partner at French Duncan Chartered Accountants

Published 16 July 2015

Barclays deputy chairman to step down

Barclays deputy chairman Sir Mike Rake is reportedly planning to step down just a week after the bank’s chief executive was fired.

Published 15 July 2015

SSE to pursue £130m claim after Glendoe tunnel collapse

An energy company has won the right to pursue a £130 million claim against contractors after a tunnel collapse hit the operation of a new hydro scheme, according to the BBC.

Published 15 July 2015

US finance firm chooses Scotland for its second European base

US-based financial services firm BTIG has announced that it is to open its second European office in Edinburgh.

Published 15 July 2015

Cyber risk is number one concern for UK insurers - PwC

Cyber risk tops the list of concerns for UK insurers, according to the annual ‘Banana Skins’ survey of perceived risks to the sector by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) and PwC.

Published 15 July 2015

Average Scots house prices ‘up by more than 10 per cent’

Scottish house prices are up by more than 10 per cent since last year, according to a new report.

Published 15 July 2015

BofS and Henderson Loggie ask: Will skills gap put manufacturing growth on hold?

Scottish manufacturers are being invited to have their say on the effect of the engineering skills gap as part of a major industry survey, supported by Bank of Scotland and launched by Henderson Loggie and the other firms which form MHA, the association of accountancy and business advisory firms.

Published 15 July 2015