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BrewDog breaks crowdfunding world record as funds hit £10m

Aberdeenshire-based BrewDog has raised over £10 million through its Equity for Punks IV scheme, breaking a world record for the highest amount raised through equity crowdfunding.

Published 2 October 2015

Scottish Widows boss to step down

Toby Strauss, the chief executive of Edinburgh-based pensions and life insurance giant Scottish Widows is to step down after four years in the post.

Published 2 October 2015

HBJ Gateley appoints new senior oil and gas consultant and promotes recovery, restructuring and insolvency specialist

Oil and gas specialist lawyer Philip Argo has joined HBJ Gateley’s Aberdeen office as a consultant, as the firm further strengthens its offering to the energy sector.

Published 1 October 2015

Consumer Rights Act 2015 comes into force

New rules comes into force today making it easier for victims of anti-competitive behaviour, such as price fixing or market sharing, to get redress.

Published 1 October 2015

Ernst & Young UK partners scoop average £700,000 pay as revenues hit £2bn

Ernst & Young has handed out average pay of £700,000 to 696 UK partners after the British side of the EY business increased its annual revenues by 8 per cent to more than £2 billion in the 12 months to 3 July.

Published 1 October 2015

Current account complaints up by a third -FCA

The number of complaints about current accounts shot up by nearly one third in the first half of 2015, according to latest figures released by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Published 1 October 2015

New finance director appointed at Prestwick

Holyrood-owned Prestwick Airport has announced the appointment of a new finance director.

Published 1 October 2015

activpayroll celebrates 14 years of business with new digital presence

Aberdeen-based activpayroll has celebrated 14 years of successful business with the launch of new company website.

Published 1 October 2015

Alliance Trust announces biggest shake-up in 127 year history

The Board of Dundee-based wealth manager Alliance Trust has today written to shareholders to outline significant changes to the business that it believes will "enhance shareholder value" after months of poor performance and agitation by activist shareholders.

Published 1 October 2015

Edinburgh architect bosses found guilty of Hong Kong wage offences

Two directors at Edinburgh architecture firm RMJM have been found guilty in a Hong Kong court of failing to pay staff wages.

Published 30 September 2015

Chiene + Tait tells Scottish property businesses to ensure compliance with new reporting regulations

Edinburgh-based accountants Chiene + Tait have urged Scottish property businesses to make sure their lending arrangements are fully up to speed with recent changes to the financial reporting framework, which governs the basis of how companies prepare their accounts.

Published 30 September 2015

French Duncan rebrands wealth management arm

Scottish accountancy practice French Duncan has rebranded its wealth management arm from French Duncan Financial Services Ltd to French Duncan Wealth Management to "better reflect its style of practice and changes in the way that financial services are delivered".

Published 30 September 2015

Scottish crowdfunder LendingCrowd eyes Holyrood bank colab

Scottish alternative funding firm LendingCrowd has stated that is keen to work with the Scottish Government in helping small high-growth businesses through Holyrood's plans to establish a Scottish Business Development Bank.

Published 30 September 2015

Wider pensions reform needed to tackle pension savings shortfall - PwC

New research from PwC has revealed that someone starting work today aged 22 will need to save a total of 15 per cent of their annual salary towards their pension in order to reach their desired retirement income.

Published 30 September 2015

Former Standard Life CEO Nish signs £115,000 Vodafone contract

Vodafone Group has appointed former Standard Life CEO David Nish as a non-executive director.

Published 30 September 2015