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Government takes £1.07bn hit as RBS sell-off finally begins

The UK Government has been forced to defend its decision to begin the sell-off of its 80 per cent stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland for a loss of £1 billion.

Published 4 August 2015

Blog: Senior Insurance Managers Regime: four things you need to do ahead of Solvency II

Mick Campbell is director of risk and regulation at Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Published 31 July 2015

Scots lawyers subject to 42 per cent gender pay gap

New industry research has revealed a 42 per cent gender pay gap between lawyers in Scotland.

Published 31 July 2015

Scott-Moncrieff announces new partner appointment

Scottish accountancy firm Scott-Moncrieff has announced the appointment of Mike Harkness as partner.

Published 31 July 2015

Scottish Loan Fund backs Merson Group’s ASG acquisition

The Scottish Loan Fund (SLF) has provided funds for its existing portfolio company Merson Group's acquisition of ASG Essex Ltd (ASG), a long established signage business servicing the UK’s largest brands.

Published 31 July 2015

Edinburgh branches among latest RBS closures

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans to shut three more of its branches in the capital.

Published 31 July 2015

CIMA elect Scottish-based president

Myriam Madden has been elected President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Published 31 July 2015

Profit boost sees Lloyds plan excess capital payout but PPI bill tops £13bn

Edinburgh-based Lloyds Banking Group has reported a 38 per cent rise in half year pre-tax profits while at the same time setting aside a further £1.4 billion to compensate customers to whom it mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).

Published 31 July 2015

Survey reveals surge in Scottish construction work

Construction workloads in Scotland have risen by a third thanks to a rise in private house building and office development activity, according to a survey.

Published 30 July 2015

PayWizard set for international expansion with £3.5m of SLF funding

The Scottish Loan Fund has announced that it has sunk £3.5m of funding into Paywizard, the Kirkcaldy headquartered specialist in subscriber management for pay-TV.

Published 30 July 2015

Anderson Anderson & Brown breaks into top 30 UK firms

Aberdeen-based independent accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP is now ranked among the top 30 accountancy firms in the UK following annual growth of 30 per cent, according to a new poll.

Published 30 July 2015

Senior appointment at Speirs & Jeffrey

Glasgow-based stockbrokers and investment management firm Speirs & Jeffrey has announced the appointment of Andrew Hannay as an associate director.

Published 30 July 2015

Increase in debt judgments against Scots businesses

The number of business debt judgments recorded in Scotland rose sharply in the first half of 2015, according to new Registry Trust figures.

Published 30 July 2015

BDO announces Glasgow partner appointment

Accountants BDO have announced the promotion of Mark McCluskey to partner in the audit department at the firm’s Glasgow office.

Published 30 July 2015