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RSM: Scottish businesses could improve cashflow through credit score improvements

The combination of Brexit uncertainty, lack of investment and stockpiling is putting increasing pressure on cash, but Scottish businesses could unlock access to credit through improving credit scores - counterbalancing this burden, accountancy firm RSM has said.

Published 14 February 2019

Addleshaw Goddard strengthens Aberdeen team with partner appointment

International commercial law firm Addleshaw Goddard is strengthening its Aberdeen energy team with the appointment of David McEwing as partner.

Published 14 February 2019

FRP appointed as 1920s Wick social club enters liquidation

Francis Street Club & Institute Limited, a Wick-based social and sports club founded in the 1920’s, has been placed in liquidation.

Published 14 February 2019

New plans submitted for Prudential Haymarket gap site

Development firm M&G Real Estate has drawn up fresh proposals for an Edinburgh development site project being developed with the investment arm of Prudential.

Published 14 February 2019

UK property market has peaked and is falling back

The UK property market has peaked, and average prices are falling, according to an Edinburgh property management firm.

Published 14 February 2019

GP loan scheme expanded to £50m

An additional £20 million is to be invested by the Scottish Government in extra support to help GPs with the cost of running their practices, making a total investment of £50 million over the next two years.

Published 14 February 2019

ACCA backs the Flag It Up campaign

Complying with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations is high on the agenda for the accountancy and legal professions, but the majority are worried about becoming a target for criminals looking to exploit their professional skills and services to enable money laundering, new research has revealed.

Published 14 February 2019

And finally... Cornish bank beef

Lloyds Bank has been accused of "institutional racism" for refusing to accept a customer’s cheque written in Cornish.

Published 14 February 2019

Clydesdale Bank completes joint venture with customer lending channel

Clydesdale Bank has completed a joint venture tie-up with Salary Finance Limited, a fintech platform that connects to the payroll of participating employers to provide financial wellbeing benefits to employees, including salary-deducted savings and loans, as well as financial education.

Published 13 February 2019

Johnston Carmichael expands corporate finance team

Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, has strengthened its corporate finance team with a senior strategic hire following over £320m of deals in 2018.

Published 13 February 2019

McGill & Co’s housing division follows parent company into administration

The new housing project in Dundee is in doubt after developer McGill Homes followed its parent company into administration.

Published 13 February 2019

Inflation drops to two year low

The UK inflation rate fell to its lowest rate in two years in January to 1.8 per cent, latest official data from the Office for National Statistics published today shows.

Published 13 February 2019

Standard Life Aberdeen pushes on with share buyback

Edinburgh-based financial giant Standard Life Aberdeen has continued to buy back shares from investors in the wake of the sale of its life arm to Phoenix last year.

Published 13 February 2019

Only 1,000 organisations report their gender pay gap

With just under two months to go until the second gender pay gap reporting deadline on 4 April 2019, only 1,000 or around 10.5 per cent of the total number of organisations expected to submit their data have done so.

Published 13 February 2019

Some New Year cheer as growth returns to Scottish retail sales

January saw Scottish sales increase by 2.0 per cent on a like-for-like basis compared to January 2018, when they had decreased by 0.7 per cent, above the three-month average of -0.5 per cent.

Published 13 February 2019