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RBS reveals Scottish branches for the chop

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to close two of its Edinburgh branches this year along with a host of others across Scotland.

Published 22 May 2015

Large challenger banks are no longer mere challengers, says KPMG

The UK challenger banking sector is outperforming the ‘Big Five’ UK high street banks, according to a new KPMG report.

Published 22 May 2015

Business Briefs - May 21

Perth-based energy supplier SSE, the UK's second biggest company, has reported a 39 per cent increase in profits to £456.8 million for the year to March 31.

Published 21 May 2015

Cashless payment takes over for the first time

Cash was overtaken by non-cash payments for the first time ever last year.

Published 21 May 2015

Number of Scots living and working on the nation’s canals quadruples in three years

Scottish Canals has announced that the number of Scots living and working on the nation’s canals has quadrupled since the launch of its Living on Water initiative three years ago.

Published 21 May 2015

Holyrood launches SME efficiency loan initiative

Scottish businesses can benefit from new funding opportunities launched today to help them maximise their time, money and expertise and improve their environmental credentials.

Published 21 May 2015

FreeAgent launches £1m crowdfunding drive to "Democratise Accounting"

Scottish cloud accounting provider FreeAgent has launched a £1 million crowdfunding drive to accelerate its vision of "Democratising Accounting" for UK micro-businesses and freelancers.

Published 21 May 2015

Scots pharmacy agrees £8.5m HSBC funds deal

Scottish pharmacy chain Lindsay & Gilmour is eying expansion after securing a £8.5 million finance package with HSBC.

Published 21 May 2015

Foreign exchange scandal costs RBS another £430m

Royal Bank of Scotland has been hit with a $669 million (£430m) share of a $5.7 billion fine handed out by UK and US regulators to a clutch of high street banks over allegations that they rigged the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.

Published 21 May 2015

Campbell Dallas appoints director to head new employer solutions service

Independent Scottish accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has appointed Shaun Young as director of employer solutions in a move that will see the expansion of the number of services and breadth of advice the firm offers.

Published 20 May 2015

Business Briefs - May 20

The number of tourists visiting Scotland rose 5 per cent to more than 15 million last year, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Great Britain Tourism Survey.

Published 20 May 2015

Scottish retail sales “remain lacklustre” despite clothing rise

Scottish retailers have reported a fall in sales for last month, according to new figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Published 20 May 2015

Employers facing claims for underpaid holiday pay -BDO

Employers are facing thousands of potential claims for underpaid holiday pay according to accountants BDO.

Published 20 May 2015

Activpayroll launches its own 'training academy'

Aberdeen-based payroll management specialist, Activpayroll, has this week launched its own training “academy”, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

Published 20 May 2015