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700,000 Scots have problem debts or are on the verge of plunging into financial distress

Debt charity StepChange has today released figures showing that almost 700,000 people in Scotland have problem debts or are at risk of having them, with thousands struggling with essential household bills – especially Council Tax.

Published 9 April 2019

Korean asset management business buys Edinburgh office space for £55m

9 West, an Edinburgh-based investment firm has introduced the funding for an off market £55.2 million deal for a South Korean asset management business to acquire commercial property in Scotland.

Published 9 April 2019

TSB slashes high interest rate on current accounts

TSB is slashing the table-topping 5 per cent interest rate on its current account later this year.

Published 9 April 2019

Another active year for Scottish hotels despite continued Brexit uncertainty

Trading levels remain strong in the Scottish hotel market, according to a new report published today by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.

Published 9 April 2019

HMRC extends deadline for £8m of customs training funding

HM Revenue and Customs has announced that the deadline for applications for an £8 million government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has been extended to 31 May 2019.

Published 9 April 2019

French Duncan have afternoon tea after paying for a day of care at Strathcarron Hospice

Staff at Scottish accountancy firm French Duncan have paid for a day of care at Stirling's Strathcarron Hospice totalling £11,000 following a year of successful fundraising work.

Published 9 April 2019

And finally... size (of your bank account) does matter in Japan

One in 10 straight Japanese men are 40-year-old virgins, a new study has revealed, with the reason being linked to how much money they have.

Published 9 April 2019

KPMG creates 400 jobs in Glasgow with launch of new hub

Up to 400 new jobs will be created during the next three years after KPMG today announced Glasgow as the location for its second UK Managed Services hub.

Published 8 April 2019

BDO: Business confidence crashes to lowest point since 2012

Business optimism has crashed to its lowest level since September 2012, when the UK economy was battling to fight off a double-dip recession, according to a new report from accountants and business advisors BDO.

Published 8 April 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments joins with Skipton to launch new fund range

Aberdeen Standard Investments has announced a new tie-up with Skipton Building Society to provide portfolio solutions for customers of its £4bn investment offering.

Published 8 April 2019

RBS completes £35.5m refinancing with Glasgow housing association

Maryhill Housing has completed a £35.5 million funding renegotiation with its existing lender Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Published 8 April 2019

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints new partner to lead north of Scotland private client offering

Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed partner and private client specialist Gillian Campbell to lead its offering to private individuals and families, business owners and entrepreneurs in the north of Scotland.

Published 8 April 2019

Infinity Partnership raises £95,000 for 10 new dialysis machines at ARI

A donation of £95,000 has been made by Aberdeen accountancy firm Infinity Partnership to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for new dialysis machines at the north-east’s main hospital.

Published 8 April 2019

BTO announces two new partners and seventeen senior promotions

Following BTO Solicitors LLP’s recent appointment of a new chairman and chief operating officer, the firm has announced a number of senior promotions.

Published 8 April 2019

Charities share £30,000 Gillespie Macandrew donation

Three Scottish charities supporting vulnerable young people across the country are to share a donation of £30,000 from law firm, Gillespie Macandrew.

Published 8 April 2019