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Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Edinburgh Fringe authorities to allow a giant inflatable vagina to fly over the city home to Scotland's financial centre.

Published 14 August 2019

KPMG sacks head of financial services unit ‘over WhatsApp messages’

Auditor KPMG has reportedly forced out one of its partners over messages sent on WhatsApp.

Published 13 August 2019

Close Brothers Asset Management makes fourth senior appointment to Scotland office

Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) has appointed Alastair Wilson to the role of managing director, strengthening the high net worth investment management capability of the firm’s office in Edinburgh, and supporting its ongoing growth.

Published 13 August 2019

Royal London welcomes "robust" results

Royal London Asset Management’s funds rose to a record £130 billion in the first six months of the year on the back of new institutional mandates, the firm's half year numbers have revealed.

Published 13 August 2019

Scottish job market holds steady despite rise in unemployment rate

Scotland's unemployment rate has risen in recent months, according to new official figures.

Published 13 August 2019

Blog: Venture Capital Trusts: an alternative to pensions?

By Alan Harvey, chartered financial planner and assistant director at Brewin Dolphin, Glasgow

Published 13 August 2019

Caledonia HA appoints former Alliance Trust manager as new director of finance and governance

Leigh Grubb is to join Caledonia Housing Association as its new director of finance and governance.

Published 13 August 2019

Murphy Group expands with key acquisitions and RBS backing

Glasgow-based commercial property firm Murphy Property is expanding its portfolio of properties, with the acquisition of an existing East Kilbride office development and construction of a new commercial trade park (Stroud Road Trade Park), thanks to a seven-figure funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Published 13 August 2019

And finally... Kiwi taxman to make crypto wages legal

The New Zealand government has given the green light to companies in the country to legally pay their employees in cryptocurrency, establishing the controversial asset class as a mainstream form of payment.

Published 13 August 2019

Next RBS boss to see pension contribution cut

The frontrunner reportedly set to replace Ross McEwan as chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland will receive £250,000 less than him due to the bank being restricted by new corporate governance rules.

Published 12 August 2019

UK first as NatWest trials voice banking

Customers of Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary NatWest will soon be able to find out their bank balance and hear their latest transactions on smart speakers after the lender announced it will embark on a trial of voice banking.

Published 12 August 2019

UK company debts rise to record levels in 2019

UK plc borrowing rose for the eighth consecutive year in 2018/19, according to the latest Link Group UK plc Debt Monitor.

Published 12 August 2019

Former ICAS boss to head salmon body

Former executive director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), Atholl Duncan, has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).

Published 12 August 2019

Scottish private sector nears stagnation in July

Scotland’s private sector economy approached stagnation in July, growing only fractionally, the latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI has revealed.

Published 12 August 2019

Demand on Scottish high streets continues decline

High street retailers in Scotland saw a 4.8 per cent dip in footfall last month, according to the latest figures.

Published 12 August 2019