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'Important milestone' reached by Debt Arrangement Scheme

A Scottish government scheme designed to help people with debt has seen more than £100m repaid to creditors.

Published 12 November 2015

Rics: housing shortage continues to push up Scottish prices

The  latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey  has determined that Scottish house prices expected to rise by 4.2 per cent per annum, over the next five years (a cumulative increase of around 25 per cent).

Published 12 November 2015

Prudential takes £3.9bn hit on M&G business

Insurer Prudential, which employs more than 2,000 workers at its site near Stirling, has revealed a £3.9 billion blow to its asset management arm.

Published 11 November 2015

SSE's posts 48 per cent rise in pre-tax profits

Perth-based utilities giant SSE has announced adjusted pre-tax profit of just under £549m in the six months to the end of September – an increase of 48 per cent on the same period last year.

Published 11 November 2015

RBS executives and senior directors scoop £3.3m in new share allowances

A number of key staff members at Royal Bank of Scotland have received more than £3.3 million in shares.

Published 11 November 2015

'Oil should rebound to $80 by 2020'

Oil price should return to $80 a barrel by 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Published 11 November 2015

Regulator stresses key role for auditors

The Scottish Housing Regulator has stressed the key role of auditors in Registered Social Landlords risk management and compliance with regulatory standards.

Published 11 November 2015

Scottish Government to consider croft house loans

The Scottish Government has said it is prepared to look into potentially reintroducing loans for building croft houses.

Published 11 November 2015

2.2% increase in average Scots private 2-bed rents

Rents have soared by more than a third in some parts of Scotland over the past five years, according to new figures.

Published 11 November 2015

Scottish unemployment rises

Unemployment in Scotland increased by 11,000 in the three months to September, to stand at 166,000.

Published 11 November 2015

Newton Property continues expansion with latest acquisition

Scottish factoring and letting services firm Newton Property has purchased Glasgow-based property management company, Greenhome Property Management, for an undisclosed sum in a “substantial deal”.

Published 10 November 2015

Standard Life chair to take up dual role at Braclays

Standard Life chairman Sir Gerry Grimstone has been appointed as a non-executive director and deputy chairman by Barclays.

Published 10 November 2015

Asia Pacific star Tulloch takes back seat at Stewart Investors

Asia Pacific sector star manager Angus Tulloch and colleague Jonathan Asante have announced plans to step back from the bulk of fund management duties at Edinburgh-based Stewart Investors.

Published 10 November 2015

Sin Bin: Bannatyne finance director jailed over £8m fraud

A finance director who took almost £8m from businesses owned by Scottish entrepreneur and TV personality Duncan Bannatyne has been jailed.

Published 10 November 2015