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Aberdeen’s head of acquisitions to retire

Hugh Little, the head of acquisitions at Aberdeen Asset Management is to retire this summer, the Granite City-based wealth manager has announced.

Published 9 June 2015

RBS customers to be first in the UK to use Apple Pay

Royal Bank of Scotland and Nat West will offer customers access to Apple Pay when it launches in the UK, making them among the first in the country to use the new system.

Published 9 June 2015

Tilney Bestinvest hires new CFO

Investment and planning group Tilney Bestinvest has appointed as new CFO a week after announcing its tie-up with the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 9 June 2015

Survey reveals Scotland lagging behind rest of UK for job creation

The results of a new survey conducted by human resources specialist Manpower has revealed that Scotland is currently the worst-performing part of the UK for job creation.

Published 9 June 2015

Arrested careers see women turn away from financial services firms – PwC

A perceived lack of career progression is causing many females to leave their jobs in financial services or putting them off joining the sector in the first place, according to a new PwC report.

Published 9 June 2015

Council chiefs urged to invest pension funds in affordable homes

Independent MSP John Finnie has written to the chief executives of the six Highlands and Islands local authorities urging them to follow the lead of Falkirk Council and invest a portion of their pension fund in building social and affordable housing.

Published 9 June 2015

Business Briefs - June 8

US firm to sink £12.5m into Lothian plant

Published 8 June 2015

Five Scottish firms revealed in UK Private Business Awards 2015 shortlist

Five Scottish businesses have been recognised for their business tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit, reaching the finals of the UK Private Business Awards 2015 (PBA), sponsored by PwC in association with HSBC Private Bank and The Supper Club.

Published 8 June 2015

Falkirk pension fund's affordable homes investment hailed as a ‘trailblazer’

Falkirk Council’s Local Government Pension Scheme Fund has awarded fund manager Hearthstone Investments£30 million to invest in social and affordable housing in Scotland.

Published 8 June 2015

Sir Ian Wood formally pledges to give away majority of his riches

Scots oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood has joined the world’s philanthropic elite after pledging to give away more than half his wealth to good causes.

Published 8 June 2015

Buccleuch Estates returns to profit but Duke frets over political tensions

The Duke of Buccleuch has seen his family’s company return to profit after making progress in the property, tourism and energy markets.

Published 8 June 2015

Campbell Dallas appoints new tax partner

Campbell Dallas has announced that Craig Coyle has been promoted to Tax Partner.

Published 8 June 2015

Scots economy to lag behind UK’s in 2015 – EY Item Club

Scottish economic growth will trail overall UK growth this year partly as a result of the depressed oil price, according to economic forecaster the EY Item Club.

Published 8 June 2015

Service sector drives solid growth for May - Bank of Scotland PMI

Private sector activity in Scotland continued to strengthen during May, growing for a second month in a row and at the fastest pace since December, according to the Bank of Scotland’s latest Purchasing Managers Index.

Published 8 June 2015

Accountant calls on Scottish firms to consider AIM as market turns 20

Scotland’s fast growth companies are missing out on higher profile, greater credibility - and a valuable source of funding by not considering the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), according to accountants BDO.

Published 8 June 2015