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RBS fails to persuade customers to switch banks

Alison Rose, the new chief executive of RBS, faces the prospect of government intervention due to its failure to persuade small business customers to move to rival lenders.

Published 11 November 2019

Wylie & Bisset urges SMEs to review business processes to realise efficiencies from going digital

Ahead of the January 2020 launch by ScotlandIS of a new strategy to turn Scotland into a digital nation, chartered accountant Wylie & Bisset is urging SMEs to review their business processes and procedures to assess opportunities for realising efficiencies from the adoption of digital technologies.

Published 11 November 2019

Standard Life Assurance owner Phoenix Group appoints Andy Briggs as new chief executive

The board of Phoenix Group Holdings plc, which owns Standard Life Assurance, has announced that Andy Briggs will be its new group chief executive following the retirement of Clive Bannister.

Published 11 November 2019

Buccleuch Property sells Dartford Industrial Development for £12.1m

Buccleuch Property has sold its Quadron development in Dartford to Aberdeen Standard Investments for £12.1 million. 

Published 11 November 2019

Glasgow-based Brewgooder launches £250k clean water fundraiser campaign

Glasgow-based Brewgooder is calling on hundreds of craft breweries to join its ‘Global Gathering’, a collaborative brewing project on a mission to raise £250,000 to help provide clean water for 100,000 people in developing countries.

Published 11 November 2019

And finally... apple of discord

Apple is currently facing an investigation by New York's financial regulator after complaints were filed that its Apple Card gives men more credit than women.

Published 11 November 2019

Paragon appoints Fraser Tilley as regional asset finance director for Scotland

Specialist lender and savings bank Paragon has announced the appointment of Fraser Tilley as a new regional asset finance director for Scotland.

Published 8 November 2019

iZettle appoints two managers for its Edinburgh-based team

Swedish Fintech iZettle has appointed Sam Kemp and Sophie Goddard as managers in its Edinburgh office.

Published 8 November 2019

RBS to launch UK's first 'social bond' to address regional inequality

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans to launch the UK's first "social bond" to address regional inequality and boost economic growth.

Published 8 November 2019

RBS: Scottish labour market weakened in October

According to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, the Scottish labour market weakened during October.

Published 8 November 2019

MHA Henderson Loggie named best tax and accountancy firm by games industry body

MHA Henderson Loggie has been named "Best Tax & Accountancy Firm" by Europe’s largest network of independent games developers and publishers.

Published 8 November 2019

Co-operative Bank hit with PPI claims costing £118.6m

The Co-operative Bank has been hit with a bill of £118.6 million for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).

Published 8 November 2019

Boris Johnson promises major review of whisky duty

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged a major review of whisky duty if his Conservative Party wins the general election next month.

Published 8 November 2019

Corporate and finance specialist Sherif Hampton joins Excello Law

Corporate, banking and finance lawyer Sherif Hampton has joined Excello Law as a finance specialist.

Published 8 November 2019

And finally... in a jam

A university has told students they can reduce their outstanding parking fines by donating peanut butter and jam.

Published 8 November 2019