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Scottish insurance firm swells customer base to 80,000 in first year

Scottish insurance broker Sure Thing Insurance Services has attracted 80,000 customers in its first year of operation.

Published 27 July 2015

Scots councils slammed for not paying their debts for years

Local authorities in Scotland are taking years to honour some of their debts, according to latest data.

Published 27 July 2015

60 redundancies as KPMG takes over at Dunoon construction firm

A total of 60 staff at construction firm Stewart McNee (Dunoon) Ltd are being made redundant after the firm was placed into administration last week.

Published 27 July 2015

Bond scheme to set Barlinnie prisoners to work on Glasgow social homes

A social enterprise scheme in Glasgow is giving current and former offenders the chance to help build 40 affordable homes funded by a £2 million bond which has been issued to investors.

Published 27 July 2015

Brodies reports fifth consecutive year of growth as revenue hits £58m

Scottish lawyers Brodies LLP have reported an 11.2 per cent increase in turnover to £57.94 million for the 12 months to 30 April 2015.

Published 27 July 2015

90,000 SSE customers flee in three months as shares tumble

Perth-based energy giant SSE looks to remain defiant on maintaining its current price levels despite haemorrhaging 90,000 customer accounts over the last three months.

Published 24 July 2015

Alliance Trust board remains defiant as slump persists

Dundee-based fund manager Alliance Trust has promised a raft of changes this autumn to help reverse a long-running slump in fortunes.

Published 24 July 2015

Sin Bin: “Walter Mitty” former Santander bank manager jailed for £90,000 embezzlement

A former Santander bank manager described as a “Walter Mitty” character has been jailed for almost two years for stealing almost £90,000 from the Dundee branch where he worked.

Published 24 July 2015

Central Investment announces double appointment

Aberdeen-based financial Advisory firm Central Investment has added two new senior appointments to its team.

Published 24 July 2015

Housing market hotting up -BBA

Mortgage approvals in the UK were around 8 per cent higher in June than at the same time last year, after allowing for the effects of the change in mortgage rules, according to latest UK-wide figures.

Published 24 July 2015

Clydesdale backs £1m Italian Kitchen takeover

Glasgow-based lender the Clydesdale Bank has backed the £1 million purchase of the city’s Italian Kitchen restaurant by restaurateurs Richard Laciok and Marco Mozzachiodi.

Published 24 July 2015

Royal Bank further sheds loan portfolio

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland is set to land around £625 million from its latest sell-off of unwanted loan portfolios.

Published 24 July 2015

Average Scottish house price could exceed £250k by 2020

The average house price in Scotland could exceed a quarter of a million pounds by the end of the decade, economists have predicted.

Published 24 July 2015

Deloitte appoints new head of Scottish corporate finance practice

Deloitte has announced the promotion of one of its partners to lead the firm’s advisory corporate finance practice in Scotland.

Published 24 July 2015

Perth company seeks to crowdfund £1 million

A Perth-based company which has developed a new dental device has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to raise £1 million in capital to take it to market.

Published 23 July 2015