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RBS goes ‘Coco’ in latest bond issue

The pricing of two issues of contingent convertible bonds, or Cocos, has raised just under £2 billion to bolster Royal Bank of Scotland’s capital position.

Published 7 August 2015

Scottish Equity Partners annual investments hit £99m

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed investments totalling £99 million during the first half of 2015.

Published 7 August 2015

Scottish car sales hit the skids in July

Seasonal factors have been cited by motor industry bosses as the cause of a reversal in Scottish car sales last month.

Published 7 August 2015

Late payment persist in causing businesses cashflow problems – and expected to get worse

The problem of late or slow payments continues to cause cashflow difficulties for businesses, and almost a third expect it will only get worse in the next six months, according to the latest in the Business in Britain series of reports from Lloyds Bank.

Published 7 August 2015

Air Passenger Duty taskforce launched

The formation of a group tasked with designing a Scottish replacement for air passenger duty (APD) which ministers hope will increase air links when it is devolved, was announced yesterday.

Published 7 August 2015

Scots uni model can ‘accurately predict which borrowers will miss loan repayments, and when’

Academics at Edinburgh University have developed a new system for judging whether or not a loan will be repaid.

Published 7 August 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn act for Green Investment Bank in the first English ‘Green Loan’ deal

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has become the first local authority in England to secure finance from the Edinburgh-based UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) to replace its existing street lights with lower energy alternatives.

Published 7 August 2015

New corporate benefits manager for AAB

Aberdeen-based accountants Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has announced the appointment of Richard Petrie as corporate benefits manager within their integrated employment solutions team.

Published 7 August 2015

Scotland now a 'smartphone society'

Scotland has been revealed as a "smartphone society" after a new survey showed Scots are now using their phone more than any other platform to access the internet.

Published 6 August 2015

Sin Bin: Museum of Scotland worker fraudulently acquired and resold £14k worth stamps

An employee at the National Museum of Scotland ordered over £14,000 worth of stamps before selling them online and keeping the profits.

Published 6 August 2015

Annual house price growth slows but trend remains 'robustly' upward - Halifax

Growth in UK house prices slowed during the first half of 2015, according to the country's largest mortgage lender.

Published 6 August 2015

RBS sells majority stake in Cairn Capital to Mediobanca as downsizing continues

Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland has sold a 51 per cent stake in Cairn Capital to Mediobanca.

Published 6 August 2015

Edinburgh Whisky launches Scotland’s newest dram

A new range of whiskies is being launched to mark the birth of Edinburgh Whisky Ltd, independent blenders and whisky merchants based in the capital.

Published 6 August 2015

Standard Life Investments strengthens macro capabilities team

Edinburgh-based Standard Life Investments has strengthened its macro investing capabilities with the appointment of Shayne Dunlap and Richard Marshall to its Absolute Return Government Bond Fund (ARGBF) team.

Published 6 August 2015

Glasgow law firm targeted by fraudsters

Scottish solicitors and members of the public are being warned to be on the alert for fraudulent law firms by the Law Society of Scotland after a law firm in Glasgow was targeted in an identity fraud scam.

Published 6 August 2015