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Guarantor lending 'as damaging' as payday loans, warns charity

Guarantor loans are potentially just as damaging as payday loans and are already saddling friends and relatives with "mountains of debt", Citizens Advice has warned.

Published 17 July 2015

PwC announces staff expansion plans with further Scottish investment

PwC has announced the appointment of three new partners and six directors across its Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

Published 17 July 2015

Promotions at Aberdeen AM’s UK property team

Aberdeen Asset Management’s property division has announced the promotion of Simon Moscow to become head of asset management for the UK, and Stephen Walker to deputy head of asset management for the UK.

Published 17 July 2015

Top accountancy scholar recognised with award

Robert Gordon University has awarded its Best Final Year Student in Accounting and Finance BA (Hons), for 2015 to Rachel Whyte.

Published 17 July 2015

Impaled Scots tycoon death 'cannot be ruled a suicide'

Scot Young, the Dundee-born property tycoon who was found last year impaled on railings outside his London penthouse cannot have his death ruled as a suicide, a coroner has decided.

Published 17 July 2015

Taxpayers’ stake in Lloyds moves below 15 per cent

The UK taxpayer’s stake in bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group, which was at one point more than 43 per cent state-owned, has now dropped below 15 per cent.

Published 17 July 2015

Social landlords launch non-profit energy company

A new independent energy supply company, the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020.

Published 17 July 2015

Business Briefs - July 16

Homecoming 2014 generated £136m for Scottish economy

Published 16 July 2015

AA and Bank of Ireland team up for mortgages market move

Roadside recovery business the AA plc has joined forces with the Bank of Ireland UK to offer a range of financial services products to UK consumers.

Published 16 July 2015

Scots SMEs expect workforces and turnover to grow during next 12 months –HSBC

Results of a new survey conducted by HSBC has revealed that half of Scotland’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) intend to increase the size of their workforce over the next year.

Published 16 July 2015

Lawyer takes over IoD Chair role for Glasgow and the west

David Hoey, a partner and accredited employment law specialist with bto solicitors, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Institute of Directors for Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Published 16 July 2015

Aggreko to drop PwC for KPMG in audit flit

PwC is to lose the audit of Scottish temporary power provider Aggreko next year when it will be replaced by big four rival KPMG.

Published 16 July 2015

Sin Bin: Aegon finds 80 per cent of pensions transfer requests are attempted fraud

Edinburgh-based insurance firm Aegon UK has revealed that four fifths of requests it receives for overseas pension transfers are in fact scams aimed at defrauding savers out of their pension.

Published 16 July 2015

Scots Aegon director to join Royal London

Aegon UK customer innovation director at Gordon Greig is leaving the Edinburgh-based insurer to join rivals Royal London.

Published 16 July 2015

Continued increase in number of Scottish households

The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase, according to figures based on a publication released by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Published 16 July 2015