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Banks threatened by alternative lenders, experts say

Banks will come increasingly under threat from alternative lending - including peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding - in coming years, according to a survey of international credit analysts.

Published 9 September 2015

RBS finishes last in customer satisfaction league again

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has finished last in a customer satisfaction league table compiled by price comparison website uSwitch.

Published 9 September 2015

HMRC failing to provide 'timely service', says Citizens Advice

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has come under fire from Citizens Advice for leaving taxpayers waiting on the phone for too long.

Published 9 September 2015

13% of Britons have made mobile payments in past year

The number of British smartphone owners who have used their phones to make payments increased significantly over the past year, according to business advisory firm Deloitte's latest Mobile Consumer Report.

Published 9 September 2015

Scottish airline introduces "compassionate fare" discount

Regional airline Loganair has announced the introduction of a new "compassionate travel" policy on its 19 Scottish routes, providing access to discounted fares in an emergency.

Published 9 September 2015

Edinburgh firm wins £11m grant for whisky biofuel plant

Celtic Renewables has won an £11 million grant from the UK Department for Transport (DfT) to build the world's first plant dedicated to produced biofuel from whisky by-products.

Published 8 September 2015

Family businesses under pressure, accountant warns

Family businesses in Scotland are under pressure from regulatory changes and rising costs, a partner in a Renfrew-based accountancy firm has warned.

Published 8 September 2015

North Sea oil and gas industry facing 'challenging times'

Oil and Gas UK, the representative body of the energy industry, has said the North Sea oil and gas industry is facing "challenging times" ahead.

Published 8 September 2015

Scottish farm debt increases by 4 per cent

Outstanding debt of Scottish farms increased four per cent over the past year according to new Scottish Government figures, marking the sixth consecutive annual increase in Scottish farm debt.

Published 8 September 2015

BrewDog equity appeal video criticised for 'transphobia'

Scots craft beer company BrewDog has come under fire after LGBT activists said a video promoting its latest equity finance initiative is transphobic.

Published 8 September 2015

Scottish farmers seek clarity over EU aid package

Rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead has promised to seek clarity from the European Commission on a €500 million funding package for European farmers.

Published 8 September 2015

QMU innovation hub to support 13,000 jobs

An innovation hub supporting 13,000 jobs will be built at Queen Margaret University in East Lothian, the university's principal professor has confirmed.

Published 8 September 2015

RBS to issue polymer bank notes from 2016

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the second largest issuer of banknotes in Scotland, has announced its next generation of £5 and £10 notes will be printed on polymer.

Published 7 September 2015

Aberdeen Asset Management acquires Parmenion

Aberdeen Asset Management has confirmed the acquisition of Bristol-based Parmenion Capital Partners LLP and its sister company Self Directed Holdings.

Published 7 September 2015

Further Sabadell take-overs to be considered on merit as Spaniards eye Clydesdale

The potential acquisition of other UK challenger banks by Spanish-based TSB owner Sabadell would have to be considered on its merits, SNP depute leader Stewart Hosie said today.

Published 7 September 2015