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Banks must ensure access to cash remains when closing branches or ATMs, says FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out its expectations for the steps firms should take when considering closing branches or ATMs, or converting a free-to-use ATM to pay-to-use.

Published 14 September 2020

Economy secretary writes to UK Government over Internal Markets Bill

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has written to the UK Government voicing concern at its plans for a post-Brexit internal market, saying it represents a threat to the Scottish economy.

Published 14 September 2020

Scottish Borders businesses receive almost £40m of support in COVID-19 funding

Businesses in the Scottish Borders have benefitted from almost £40 million of support through the Team South of Scotland partnership of Scottish Borders Council and South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE).

Published 14 September 2020

COVID-19 is better for business than Brexit, say Scottish SMEs

Scottish SMEs have seen more potential benefits from COVID-19 than from Brexit, according to a survey of over 300 firms carried out by Business Gateway. 

Published 14 September 2020

UK SMEs are losing 30% of business income due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a 30% loss in monthly business income for UK SMEs, according to new research from Aldermore bank.

Published 14 September 2020

Island communities receive £2m funding to aid green recovery

Island communities will benefit from a £2 million programme of locally-led green projects funded by the Scottish Government which are designed to help support their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 14 September 2020

Scottish Government provides Scottish town centres £700,000 to boost COVID-19 recovery

A total of £700,000 is being made available to help Scotland’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) support their communities in their recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Published 14 September 2020

And finally... entitled

The love child of the former King of Belgium, Albert II, has gone to court fighting to be recognised as a princess.

Published 14 September 2020

Deloitte becomes first Big Four firm with plans for break-up

Deloitte has become the first of the Big Four accountancy firms to establish plans for a new governance structure to comply with the financial regulator’s demands for a break-up of their operations.

Published 11 September 2020

Scotland-born Jane Fraser appointed CEO of Citigroup in Wall Street first

Scottish-born Jane Fraser has been appointed chief executive of multinational investment bank Citigroup, making her the first woman to become CEO of a Wall Street bank.

Published 11 September 2020

Scottish Friendly: Grandparents could boost savings by 30% if they invest in the stock market

Grandparents setting aside money for their grandchildren could boost their savings pots by up to 30% if they chose to invest their money in the stock market, according to new figures from Scottish Friendly.

Published 11 September 2020

Moray fisherman jailed for avoiding £90,000 in tax payments

Alan Hunter, a Moray fisherman who underdeclared nearly half a million pounds over five years and did not pay any tax, was jailed for 15 months yesterday.

Published 11 September 2020

Brewdog launches £7.5m crowdfunding campaign for sustainability initiatives

BrewDog has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help pay for its sustainability initiatives.

Published 11 September 2020

Willo raises £250,000 in seed funding round

Willo, a Glasgow-based tech start-up that allows users to easily interview people on video at scale, has raised a £250,000 seed round from Guernsey-based 1818 Venture Capital and board members.

Published 11 September 2020

TSB joins banks holding 'fire sales' for new homes

Mortgages are in such short supply that UK banks have begun encouraging prospective buyers to secure them in online “fire sales”.

Published 11 September 2020