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Aberdeen housing market records 0.5 per cent Q1 rise

The first quarter of 2015 saw house prices in Aberdeen and its suburbs increase by 0.5 per cent, according to latest figures.

Published 1 May 2015

TSB sale hits Lloyds profits

Edinburgh-based Lloyds Banking Group made a £1.2bn profit in the first three months of 2015 -an 11 per cent fall year-on-year from the £1.4bn recorded in the first quarter of 2014.

Published 1 May 2015

Call for tighter PRS restrictions to prevent tenants being ‘edged into poverty’

Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls as new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities.

Published 1 May 2015

HIAL records strong start to 2015

Regional airport operator HIAL has recorded a strong start to the year with an extra 25,000 passengers during the first quarter.

Published 1 May 2015

Edinburgh property prices up 15 per cent in a year

The average price of a house in the Capital has risen by more than 15 per cent on the same period last year, according to the latest figures from estate agents ESPC.

Published 1 May 2015

Manchester finance firm launches first Scottish office

Manchester-based asset valuation and recovery support group Winterhill has expanded its UK operations with the launch of new offices in Scotland.

Published 1 May 2015

Business Briefs - April 30

Published 30 April 2015

Five Scottish branches among 17 TSB closures

Challenger bank TSB has revealed the 17 branches that it will close ahead of its £1.7billion takeover by Spain's Banco de Sabadell.

Published 30 April 2015

And finally… Quarter of Scots newlyweds still paying for big day six years later

The pressure to have a dream wedding or civil partnership is coming at a high cost for some couples, as almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Scots borrow to fund their big day, according to new research.

Published 30 April 2015

Pufferfish targets North American market after £600,000 funding round

Edinburgh-based planar display systems maker Pufferfish has closed a new round of funding in conjunction with the Scottish Investment Bank.

Published 30 April 2015

Sin Bin: Grant Thornton manager admits embezzling £726,000 of charity trust cash

An assistant manager from Motherwell who worked in the trust department of accountancy firm Grant Thornton has admitted embezzling £726,000 from trusts that were set up to help charities.

Published 30 April 2015

Scottish construction bankruptcies down 20 per cent in 2014

Latest figures from the UK Insolvency Service have revealed that the number of Scottish construction companies forced into compulsory liquidation fell from 727 during 2013 to 578 during 2014.

Published 30 April 2015

Fife Council approves first Empty Homes loan application

Fife Council has approved the first successful loan from the ‘Empty Homes Loan Scheme’, a scheme available to owners of long-term empty homes with properties that require extensive repairs to bring them up to a lettable standard.

Published 30 April 2015

Braveheart terminates Crowdcube partnership

Perth-based Braveheart Investment Group has today announced that it is to terminate its partnership alternative financing platform Crowdcube.

Published 30 April 2015

£446m Q1 loss as forex and restructuring costs hit RBS

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland has this morning posted a £446m loss for the first quarter of the year.

Published 30 April 2015