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BBC investigation prompts RBS's £20,000 refund to fraud victim

A customer of Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary, NatWest, whose bank refused to refund him for the theft of £20,000 from his account while he was in hospital following a violent mugging has finally had his money back after an investigation by the BBC into the handling of his case.

Published 5 December 2018

Scottish Friendly: Savers left hundreds of pounds out of pocket from two years of economic uncertainty following Brexit

The spike in inflation following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has contributed to cash savers being left hundreds of pounds out of pocket, according to latest research from Scottish Friendly in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

Published 5 December 2018

Jail for Latvian money laundering gang

Four Latvian men operating in Scotland have been sentenced to a total of 19 years and eight months for serious and organised crime offences.

Published 5 December 2018

Scottish businesses could save tax and encourage employee ownership

Scottish business owners are missing out on tax savings and encouraging employee ownership, according to accountants and financial advisers French Duncan LLP.

Published 5 December 2018

Service sector slumps as UK economic growth 'stalls'

The UK economy suffered a nasty surprise today as the latest purchasing managers’ report from IHS Markit/CIPS revealed growth in the dominant services sector slowed to a 28-month low in November.

Published 5 December 2018

Blog: Scots fintechs can lead the way in open banking

By Steve Tigar, CEO of Money Dashboard

Published 5 December 2018

Golf business loses trade mark appeal over St Andrews name

The commercial wing of the St Andrews Links Trust has lost its appeal to register the town’s name as an EU trade mark for services relating to golf.

Published 5 December 2018

Number of working Brits forced to live in poverty hits record high

Britain is going into Brexit with half a million more children trapped in poverty, following a relentless rise in the number of working families struggling to make ends meet over the last five years. 

Published 5 December 2018

‘THE F&C Investment Trust Prize’ launches with City Of Glasgow College

F&C Investment Trust has announced that it is partnering with City of Glasgow College - Scotland’s largest college, designed for up to 40,000 students - to launch a new award.

Published 5 December 2018

Grant Thornton strengthens Edinburgh advisory team with senior hire

Grant Thornton has appointed Julie Tait as associate director within its restructuring team as part of a long-term growth strategy for its Edinburgh office.

Published 4 December 2018

Popular Highland hotel transitions to employee ownership

The employees of Beauly's 46 year old Priory Hotel have announced that the business is now owned by them, following a deal completed last week.

Published 4 December 2018

Frankfurt set to welcome 10,000 Brexit banking jobs

Finance industry analysts in Germany have predicted that Frankfurt currently stands to benefit from the creation of 10,000 new jobs in the city as a result of Brexit.

Published 4 December 2018

Wylie & Bisset advises Scottish taxpayers to mind the gap

Glasgow-based chartered accountants Wylie & Bisset is advising Scottish taxpayers to ‘mind the gap’ as it forecasts that the tax gap between Scotland and England could widen even further in the wake of Finance Secretary Derek Mackay’s Scottish Budget on 12 December.

Published 4 December 2018

Handelsbanken launches UK banking subsidiary

Handelsbanken, which has over 200 branches across Britain, has this week launched its new UK subsidiary, Handelsbanken plc, in the latest stage of its growth in the UK.

Published 4 December 2018

Young people with property-owning parents are now almost three times as likely to have homes of their own

Young people whose parents have property wealth are now almost three times as likely to be homeowners by the age of 30, compared to those whose parents have no property wealth, according to a new report published today by the Resolution Foundation.

Published 4 December 2018