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Smart Metering Systems returns furlough money to UK Government

Smart Metering Systems (SMS), the Glasgow-based energy tech firm, is returning its furlough cash received from the UK Government.

Published 1 July 2020

CMA imposes £1.2m in fines for price-fixing in private eyecare

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that a private hospital group and seven consultant ophthalmologists broke competition law by taking part in illegal price-fixing.

Published 1 July 2020

Brexit had little effect on UK M&A deal volumes, report finds

Brexit had little effect on UK Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the UK after the 2016 vote, according to a report published by Rooney Nimmo and investment company 24Haymarket.

Published 1 July 2020

Payment freeze for credit card and personal loans to continue

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed that payments on credit card, personal loans and other revolving credit products will remain frozen for a further three months for those who are still experiencing temporary payment difficulties due to coronavirus.

Published 1 July 2020

BCC: 'Swift, substantial and immediate action' must be taken to bolster UK economy

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for “swift,  substantial and immediate action” to bolster the economy, as its Quarterly Economic Survey (QES)  found that UK economic conditions deteriorated at an unprecedented rate in the second quarter of 2020.

Published 1 July 2020

And finally... tyred out

A German man has accidentally purchased 27 Teslas when trying to buy a new car.

Published 1 July 2020

Standard Life Aberdeen appoints Stephen Bird as new chief executive

Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) has appointed Stephen Bird as its new chief executive as Keith Skeoch announced he will stand down from the role later this year.

Published 30 June 2020

Financial advisers Ferguson Oliver rebrands as Chase de Vere

Angus-based independent financial advisers Ferguson Oliver has today been fully rebranded as Chase de Vere.

Published 30 June 2020

Bibby Financial Services provides £9m funding package to Currie European Transport Ltd

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has provided Dumfries-based Currie European Transport Ltd with a £9 million funding package to support the re-finance of the transport and storage solutions group. 

Published 30 June 2020

Bank of Scotland: Business confidence falls even further in Scotland

Business confidence in Scotland fell by a further eight points during June to -41%, marking the lowest level of confidence across all UK regions and nations, according to the latest Business Barometer from of Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking.

Published 30 June 2020

RBS launches new payment service to help Scottish businesses build for the future

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the launch of Tyl, a new, innovative payments service designed to make it easier for small business customers across the country to receive payments and manage cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

Published 30 June 2020

Simon Capaldi: COVID-19 will accelerate the evolution of office-based working

Simon Capaldi, office agency partner at Knight Frank, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate changes to office-based working.

Published 30 June 2020

Women’s Enterprise Scotland and RBS support women-led Scottish start-ups with new digital platform

Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES), with support from the Royal Bank of Scotland, has launched a new digital platform designed to support women at the pre-start-up and start-up stage of their business journey.

Published 30 June 2020

Payday lender Sunny goes into administration

Elevate Credit International Limited (ECIL), a payday lender which sold loans under the Sunny brand, has gone into administration in the UK with Ed Boyle and David Pike of KPMG appointed as administrators of the firm.

Published 30 June 2020

Scottish Parliament committee approves Protection of Workers Bill

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has announced its unanimous support for the general principles of the ‘Protection of Workers Bill’ which seeks to increase protection for retail workers.

Published 30 June 2020