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Blog: Proposed PRA changes will affect all credit unions, the time to make the sector's voice heard is now

Steven Cunningham is a partner in Alexander Sloan Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.

Published 11 August 2015

Aberdeen hotels see double digit falls in occupancy and revenue

Aberdeen’s hotel sector experienced double digit drops in both occupancy and revenue in May as the low oil price continued to take its toll, according to the latest report by accountants and business advisers, BDO.

Published 11 August 2015

Third report in days highlights Scots economic boom

There’s yet more good news for the Scottish economy today after another report said that after a shaky start to the year things were “getting back on track”.

Published 11 August 2015

Scotland’s flagship Nissan dealership hails 50% sale increase in first year

The man in charge of Scotland’s flagship Nissan dealership says it has recorded a 50 per cent increase in sales since the new multi-million pound showroom was launched a year ago.

Published 11 August 2015

Carrington Dean wins major AiB payment distribution tender

Carrington Dean has secured a four-year contract with the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB), the executive agency of the Scottish Government responsible for administering the process of personal bankruptcy, the Debt Arrangement Scheme and recording corporate insolvencies.

Published 11 August 2015

Government eyes second 2015 RBS share sale

Reports have surfaced over the weekend that claim the UK government is planning a second sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland to be carried out by the end of this year.

Published 10 August 2015

Clydesdale takes another £500m hit over misselling

Latest data released today by Clydesdale Bank’s Australian parent company has revealed the Glasgow-based bank will this year set aside as much as £500 million to compensate customers over various misselling scandals.

Published 10 August 2015

Pagan Osborne announces new director and shareholder

Law firm Pagan Osborne has announced that Ian Fraser, one of its commercial and business services partners, has become a director and shareholder in the company.

Published 10 August 2015

Scots avoid jail after TV license non-payment

Nobody in Scotland has faced jail for failure to pay their TV license in at least half a decade, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2002.

Published 10 August 2015

Greater Manchester Loan Fund backs expansion of software specialists Rekoop

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund, which is managed by Scottish firm Maven Capital Partners, has today announced a £500,000 investment in Rekoop Limited, a specialist provider of time capture software used by law firms in over 40 countries.

Published 10 August 2015

Improving economic conditions in Scotland drive multi-billion SME investment - Clydesdale

Scotland’s small and medium-sized businesses believe the economy is in better shape today than before the recession, with investment levels growing as a result, according to new research by Clydesdale Bank.

Published 10 August 2015

Scots firms could win more compensation from banks

An English court judgement could pave the way for Scottish companies to win more compensation from banks who mis-sold interest rate hedging products (IRHPs), law firm MBM Commercial has said.

Published 10 August 2015

Scotland's economy enjoys a summer of success

While this summer’s weather has left the country largely underwhelmed, two separate reports published today have described a Scottish economy that is looking bright.

Published 10 August 2015

Aggreko targets £80m of cost savings after slump

Glasgow-based temporary power firm Aggreko has said it expects trading to remain difficult for the rest of the year, with margins and returns likely to be lower.

Published 7 August 2015