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Best and worst student bank accounts revealed

Nationwide and Santander provide the best student bank accounts, according to a survey by consumer website Which?.

Published 21 August 2019

And finally... Danish bank rolls out world's first negative interest mortgage

Jyske Bank in Denmark has set up the world's first negative interest mortgage.

Published 21 August 2019

Hampden & Co declares half-year growth

Hampden & Co has reported significant growth in deposits and lending in the first half of the year. 

Published 20 August 2019

High-value fraud cases continue to decline in Scotland

The value of major fraud cases going through the Scottish courts has declined, according to the latest data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which analyses alleged fraud worth more than £100,000.

Published 20 August 2019

HMRC continues light-touch approach to digital switch failings

HMRC has kept its promise to adopt a light-touch approach on the imposition of fines for businesses who have failed to file on time with the shift to the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) system for VAT, according to Saffery Champness LLP.

Published 20 August 2019

EQ welcomes new talent with latest graduate intake

A group of seven graduates have taken their first steps on the Chartered Accountancy ladder after securing posts with taxation and business advisory practice EQ Accountants LLP.

Published 20 August 2019

Grossarts Associates to move to employee ownership

East Kilbride-based engineering consultancy firm Grossart Associates has moved into employee ownership. 

Published 20 August 2019

Plan required to protect Edinburgh offices from ‘double-edged sword’ of tourism

Edinburgh’s growing population and popularity with tourists could prove a threat to its status as a top location for businesses, according to a new report.

Published 20 August 2019

CGT for UK Land – an Edinburgh Tax Network Seminar

The Edinburgh Tax Network, in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Terra Firma Chambers, will present a seminar entitled “CGT for UK land and the TCGA 1992 Part 1 re-write” on Thursday 19th September 2019 at the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh. The speaker will be Sarah Squires, Barrister, of Old Square Tax Chambers.

Published 20 August 2019

Quality and customer care investment hits profits at Persimmon

Housebuilder Persimmon has reported a dip in profits as a focus on improving its quality of homes and services saw a decrease in the number of homes sold.

Published 20 August 2019

Stamp Duty Land Tax changes 'won't address housing market issues'

Proposed changes to stamp duty land tax rates and ways of charging will not address housing issues and could make things worse, a property management firm has argued.

Published 20 August 2019

Fergusons Marine programme board established

A programme board has been established by economy secretary Derek MacKay to ensure the effective completion of the two Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) ferries being built at Ferguson Marine shipyard. 

Published 20 August 2019

Financial advice service helps low income households save more than £6m

Free financial advice service Money Talk Team has helped low-income households save more than £6 million, the Scottish Government has revealed.

Published 20 August 2019

Raising state pension age means many Scots will never retire, says charity

Calls to raise the state pension age to 75 will prevent many Scottish people from being able to retire, Age Scotland has warned.

Published 20 August 2019

And finally... love triangle

A prominent lawyer has admitted his career is over after pleading guilty to bigamy and forgery of divorce documents.

Published 20 August 2019