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Creditors gain higher return as Scots personal insolvencies fall

Figures for 2014/15 have revealed that funds returned to creditors increased while there was a 'sharp drop' in the number of personal insolvencies north of the border.

Published 17 September 2015

RBS to pay $129.6 million to settle US credit union misselling case

Royal Bank of Scotland, the still more than 70 per cent government-owned bailed-out lender, has agreed to pay $129.6 million to America's National Credit Union Administration to resolve claims that it sold toxic residential mortgage-backed securities to corporate credit unions Members United and Southwest.

Published 17 September 2015

Sir Tom calls on Scotland to build an indyref bridge and get over it

One of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs has called on the nation “move on” from last year’s independence debate and concentrate on “coming together” to build a more prosperous Scotland within the UK.

Published 17 September 2015

Scottish unemployment remains stable at 164,000

The number of unemployed people in Scotland remained unchanged during the second quarter of 2015 at 164,000.

Published 16 September 2015

Standard Life joins new UK-wide intellectual property league table

Standard Life Employee Services Limited, the intellectual property holding arm of Edinburgh-based insurance giant Standard Life, has been confirmed as the latest entrant to a new innovative league table ranking the UK’s companies by the value of their intellectual property (IP).

Published 16 September 2015

Scotch Whisky gains protected status across Africa

Scotch Whisky has received legal protection in 17 African countries after an intellectual property organisation on the continent gave it geographical indication (GI) status.

Published 16 September 2015

Key tax manager appointment at Infinity Partnership

Granite City accountancy practice Infinity Partnership has made a key appointment as the business targets further growth.

Published 16 September 2015

Standard Life Investments to merge all but one of ex-Ignis funds

Edinburgh-based Standard Life Investments has announced plans to merge almost all the retail funds it took over last year after the acquisition of Ignis Asset Management.

Published 16 September 2015

Up to 180 new jobs for Lanarkshire Biocity site

The Biocity industrial tech incubator, Scotland’s latest proposed Enterprise Area, could see employment boosted by another 180 new jobs in the next five years.

Published 16 September 2015

Council to sell Atria Edinburgh

Edinburgh Council has announced it has put its landmark Atria Edinburgh office development in the heart of the capital’s financial Exchange district, up for sale.

Published 16 September 2015

Scots high streets suffer year-on-year August slump after record 2014

Scotland's retailers face an “incredibly challenging” trading environment, with total sales "weak on all fronts" last month and down 2.4 per cent on last year, according to the latest SRC-KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor report.

Published 16 September 2015

John Clark moves into top gear with record year

John Clark Motor Group (JCMG) has revealed last year as its best on record after selling a a “record” 24,000 vehicles and reporting an increase in turnover of 28 per cent to £604 million and operating profit, before interest, up to £12.3 million from £8.9 million in 2013.

Published 15 September 2015

Home Prices Decrease as Buyer Confidence Increases

New figures released by estate agents ESPC have revealed that the percentage of homes being marketed as ‘offers over’ in east and central Scotland has doubled over the last two years.

Published 15 September 2015

Aberdeen to acquire Advance Emerging Capital to expand alternatives capabilities

Aberdeen Asset Management has announced the acquisition of Advance Emerging Capital Ltd.

Published 15 September 2015