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French Duncan partner quits to join Johnston Carmichael

Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisers, Johnston Carmichael, has bolstered its offering for small and medium sized enterprises with the addition of John Mason to the Glasgow office.

Published 21 March 2016

RBS banker in Aberdeen sold customer details on 'dark web'

A 28 year-old Aberdeen banker has been convicted of selling customer details to the criminal underworld on the 'dark web' but was cleared of three charges alleging the theft of £7,500 from three customers.

Published 21 March 2016

Bank of Scotland backs £24 million addition to Edinburgh's financial district

Work has started on a £24 million development in Edinburgh’s vibrant Exchange district which will provide 35,000 sq ft of office space and 11,000 sq ft of ground floor retail units.

Published 21 March 2016

Scottish house price rises will lag behind UK

Research by BNP Paribas Real Estate indicates that house prices in Scotland will rise 11.4 per cent over the next four years.

Published 21 March 2016

Scottish Chambers seeks to waken e-commerce 'sleeping giant' in Scotland

Scottish Chambers of Commerce is launching a campaign among its 11,000 members to boost their e-commerce expertise to avoid being left behind as the UK develops e-commerce  'hotspots' in London and the Midlands.

Published 21 March 2016

Agreement reached on aim of three hour London to Scotland rail link

Holyrood and Westminster have reached an agreement with the long-term aim of three-hour train journeys from London to Scottish cities.

Published 21 March 2016

Fitch revises Aegon outlook down to ‘negative’

Dutch insurer Aegon, along with its Edinburgh-based UK arm, has had its outlook revised down to “negative” by ratings agency Fitch.

Published 18 March 2016

Former RBS chair to head review of business rates system

The former chair of Royal Bank of Scotland Scotland, Ken Barclay, is to lead the Scottish Government’s review of business rates.

Published 18 March 2016

Aberdeen Asset Management takes Business Pledge as scheme breaks 56,000 worker barrier

The number of employees working at companies that have made the Scottish Business Pledge has broken through the 56,000 barrier it has been announced.

Published 18 March 2016

Black & Lizars names new MD

Black & Lizars, one of Scotland's largest independently-owned optometrists, has appointed a leading UK health care business professional as its new managing director to lead the company to its next stage.

Published 18 March 2016

Edinburgh and Glasgow lead investment performance

Scottish commercial real estate produced a total return of 1.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to an overall annual return, across all asset types, of 9.2 per cent, according to property consultant CBRE latest Scotland Property Quarterly report.

Published 18 March 2016

Gross mortgage lending hits £17.6bn in February

Latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have revealed gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £17.6 billion in February.

Published 18 March 2016

Hawick Knitwear deal secures 32 jobs - KPMG

Administrator KPMG has announced the completion of a deal to sell Hawick Knitwear in a deal that will secure employment for 32 people at its Borders base.

Published 18 March 2016

Swinney hints at need for Scottish chancellor

Scotland’s deputy first minister and finance secretary, John Swinney, has said new revenue-raising powers about to be devolved to Holyrood may warrant the creation of a dedicated Scottish tax minister along the lines of the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Published 18 March 2016