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Bank of Scotland owner posts £1.9bn pre-tax profits for first quarter of 2021

Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group has posted £1.9 billion of pre-tax profits for the first quarter of this year, as the group released some of the provisions it had made for potential loan losses after the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 28 April 2021

Johnston Carmichael accountants count on relay to raise funds for Kiltwalk 2021

Staff and partners from Johnston Carmichael connected their offices across the country by passing a virtual baton from Inverness to Glasgow to take part in Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk, raising over £7,500 for Scottish charities.

Published 28 April 2021

Addleshaw Goddard: Scottish businesses report increased optimism

As restrictions start to ease and the wider economy re-opens across Scotland, a major survey published today by Addleshaw Goddard, highlights that business sentiment has improved since the last quarter of 2020.

Published 28 April 2021

Foresight invests £1.25 million into glamping holiday firm FURTHER.SPACE

Private equity investment manager Foresight Group has made a £1.25 million growth capital investment under the Scottish Growth Scheme into FURTHER.SPACE Limited, a luxury glamping pod holiday company, providing outdoor premium short breaks in Scotland and Ireland.

Published 28 April 2021

Hampden & Co reports strong growth in revenue, deposits and loans in annual results

Edinburgh-based bank Hampden & Co has reported strong growth in revenue, deposits and loans following what the UK private bank describes as “growing demand from clients for accessible, flexible banking expertise”.

Published 28 April 2021

Scotgold Resources sees value plummet after issuing output warning

Scotgold Resources, the gold exploration and production company focused on Scotland, suffered a drop in value yesterday after issuing a warning that output in its first year of production at the Cononish Project would be “materially less” than previously anticipated.

Published 28 April 2021

Stuart Patrick: Where is the plan for our stricken airports?

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, highlights the need for a plan of action for Scotland's airports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 28 April 2021

FSCS: One in five retirees has considered riskier pensions and investments

One in five retirees has considered riskier pensions and investment products in the search for higher rates of interest, a survey conducted by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has found.

Published 28 April 2021

activpayroll appoints David Deacon as chief people officer

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has appointed David Deacon as its chief people officer.

Published 28 April 2021

TSB to launch 19 pop-up banks across Scotland

TSB is launching 19 new pop-up services in communities across Scotland to support customers with their banking needs such as making payments, getting help with products and services, and assistance with bereavements.

Published 28 April 2021

Scottish local government expenditure hits £11.7m in 2019-20

In 2019-20, local government net revenue expenditure in Scotland reached £11,077 million, according to the latest figures released by Scotland's chief statistician.

Published 28 April 2021

Edinburgh-based start-up Label Ventures launches new London base

Label Ventures, the Edinburgh-based startup that connects leading financial services brands to the world's most pioneering creatives and tech teams, is launching a new London base on May 3 as it rolls out its international expansion plans.

Published 28 April 2021

Scottish construction consulting group Soben expands into USA

Soben, a quantity surveying and commercial management consultancy headquartered in East Kilbride, has expanded its operations into the United States.

Published 28 April 2021

And finally... man in a suitcase

A man who was found with suitcases full of more than £800,000 in cash at Glasgow airport has been jailed and the money has been seized.

Published 28 April 2021

Gilliand & Company appoints Lorraine Findlay as new audit and accounting partner

Chartered accountants Gilliland & Company has announced the appointment of Lorraine Findlay as audit and accounting partner.

Published 27 April 2021