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More job cuts expected as RBS seeks £2bn cost savings in CIB division

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has set out plans to cut costs in its corporate and institutional banking (CIB) business by about £2bn over the next three years as part of a wider strategy to reduce the size of the division.

Published 13 November 2015

Aegon boss eyes future of online pensions as profits dip

Edinburgh-based insurer Aegon UK is eyeing an online expansion having more than doubled assets on its digital platform this year already.

Published 13 November 2015

Scotland's poorest most likely to be involved in crime

Scotland's poorest people are more likely to be victims of crime while the clear-up rates of police have not helped the worst hit areas of the country according to two new studies.

Published 13 November 2015

£50,000 prize launched to boost creative collaboration in Scotland

A £50,000 competition has been launched to inspire Scotland’s creative businesses to collaborate and grow.

Published 13 November 2015

Thousands of Scottish jobs at risk in HMRC office cull

HMRC is to consolidate its UK network of offices in a move which could see more than 2,000 jobs lost in Scotland.

Published 13 November 2015

Aberdeen Asset Management charitable foundation opts to support Childhope

Aberdeen Asset Management Charitable Foundation has selected ChildHope as its fourth emerging markets charity partner.

Published 13 November 2015

Imminent HBOS report to question FSA investigation after collapse

A long-awaited investigation into the collapse of HBOS in 2008, which is due to be published next week, is expected to question the regulator’s decision to only investigate one executive over the affair.

Published 13 November 2015

e-Safe lands funding package from Maven-managed fund

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund, managed by Scottish investment firm Maven Capital Partners, has invested in Salford-based e-Safe Systems Limited, a specialist software and service provider focused on safeguarding  and the monitoring of risk across the UK educational sector.

Published 12 November 2015

Wealthy student at Scottish university has Maserati confiscated after being caught drink-driving - twice

A wealthy student at Stirling University had his Maserati confiscated yesterday after he was caught drink-driving for the second time.

Published 12 November 2015

Publisher crowdfund drive raises £30,000 to continue Graham Hunter football podcast

The Glasgow-based football publishing company responsible for the autobiography of football icon Andrea Pirlo has raised more than £30,000 through a crowdfunding drive to help maintain and improve a popular football podcast.

Published 12 November 2015

Blog: Smart Beta - where active and passive meet

Lloyd Davies, is a financial adviser at Aberdeen-based Central Investment

Published 12 November 2015

Seven out of ten Tullis Russell workers re-employed

The Fife Taskforce, set up in the wake of mass redundancies at the Tullis Russell paper processing plant in Glenrothes, has supported 288 of the 446 workers into re-employment.

Published 12 November 2015

Edinburgh tax specialist welcomes HMRC move to simplify and improve R&D reliefs

Edinburgh-based R&D tax credit specialist, Jumpstart, has welcomed new moves by HMRC to simplify and improve access to research and development (R&D) tax relief for small businesses.

Published 12 November 2015

Record growth continues at Scotland’s busiest airports

Scotland’s busiest airports have continued their record growth, according to latest figures.

Published 12 November 2015

Business minister hails insolvency profession’s contribution to Scottish economy

Scottish Government Business Minister, Fergus Ewing MSP, has hailed the contribution that Scottish Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) make to the Scottish economy in a keynote address to the ICAS Insolvency and Restructuring Conference.

Published 12 November 2015