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UK finance firms moved almost £100bn of assets to EU in final months of 2020

Financial services firms in the UK moved nearly £100 billion in assets to the EU in the last months of 2020, according to EY's latest Brexit Tracker.

Published 2 March 2021

Andy Todd: Connecting with peers to solve problems and shape business growth

Andy Todd, business coach and facilitator of the new Edinburgh group of The Alternative Board (TAB), discusses the benefits of communication between businesses.

Published 2 March 2021

Nationwide: UK house prices rose 0.7% in February

House prices in the UK rose 0.7% month-on-month in February, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

Published 2 March 2021

Benny Higgins review calls for extended loan repayment periods for businesses

Banks should be encouraged to extend loan repayment periods to help struggling businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Benny Higgins, an adviser to the Scottish Government.

Published 2 March 2021

Gilson Gray acquires Practical Legal Solutions

Gilson Gray has acquired East Lothian-based Practical Legal Solutions. 

Published 2 March 2021

Women's Enterprise Scotland launches 'Manifesto for Change'

Women's Enterprise Scotland (WES) launched its 2021 Manifesto for Change yesterday, focusing on the critical importance of developing and supporting women’s enterprise as part of Scotland’s future economic prosperity.

Published 2 March 2021

TranSwap launches new global R&D centre at University of Edinburgh

TranSwap, a Singapore fintech company, has officially launched a new global R&D centre at the University of Edinburgh.

Published 2 March 2021

Financial Conduct Authority consults on pre-paid funeral plans

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on how it plans to regulate the pre-paid funeral plans sector.

Published 2 March 2021

RBS: Young Scots put 'life moments' on hold in last 12 months due to financial insecurity

New research from Royal Bank of Scotland has found that more than half (56%) of 18–34-year-olds in Scotland put a ‘life moment’ (e.g. wedding, graduation, buying their first home) on hold during the last 12 months.

Published 2 March 2021

Trade minister Ivan McKee calls for equal set-up funding for Scottish green ports

Trade minister Ivan McKee has called on the UK Government to ensure green ports have access to the same level of set-up funding as freeports in England.

Published 2 March 2021

Spending on video games soars throughout 2020, Barclays finds

Exclusive data from Barclays Games and Esports released today reveals that the games sector has seen one of the largest increases in spending in 2020, with an increase of 43% compared to 2019.

Published 2 March 2021

And finally… trial and error

A plastic surgeon who appeared in a virtual trial while operating on a patient is facing an ethics investigation.

Published 2 March 2021

Azets invests in new Aberdeen office and launches drive for 40% staff increase

Azets, the accountancy firm that specialises in the SME market, has taken on a ten-year lease on new offices in the heart of Aberdeen’s professional services district, effective from today.

Published 1 March 2021

activpayroll appoints Mark Kimberling as chief commercial officer

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has appointed Mark Kimberling as chief commercial officer.

Published 1 March 2021

Phil Anderson Financial Services expands to meet demand in 10th anniversary year

Ellon-based Phil Anderson Financial Services has announced expansion plans this year after it experienced its busiest January ever for arranging mortgages on behalf of clients.

Published 1 March 2021