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And finally... failure not an orphan

A scam run by a pair of identical twin brothers has left them out of pocket after both were ordered by a Brazilian judge to pay maintenance to a child whose paternity could not be established.

Published 5 April 2019

Finance exports growing faster in Scotland than London

While London remains the UK’s main hub for international finance, industry export growth in several of the country’s regions and nations has been faster than in the capital over the past five years.

Published 4 April 2019

Brexit has caused growth of Scottish economy to half, says Bank of England governor

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England has told an audience in Glasgow this week that Brexit has already been a major factor in stifling the growth of Scotland’s economy.

Published 4 April 2019

SCC to represent Scottish business on new UK ‘Strategic Trade Advisory Group’

Liz Cameron, director & chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been named as the 'Scottish Business' representative to advise the UK Government on strategic trade policy issues, including future trade agreements.

Published 4 April 2019

Fife family farm launches craft malt business with HSBC UK support

A fifth-generation working family farm in Fife has launched a craft malting business after securing a £500,000 funding package from HSBC UK.

Published 4 April 2019

Iconic Edinburgh music venue set for redevelopment with Barclays funding

The Liquidroom in Edinburgh is set to double its capacity with the opening of a new warehouse venue and bar, after securing a funding package from Barclays.

Published 4 April 2019

North and Scotland outperform South in Brexit-paced prime housing market

The UK’s prime regional and country house market held up better than expected in the first quarter of 2019 given heightened political uncertainty and fragile consumer sentiment, according to international real estate adviser Savills.

Published 4 April 2019

New 3,600-home village planned for west of Edinburgh

Plans have been unveiled by Wallace Land Investments for a new village with 3,600 homes on a swathe of land surrounding Heriot-Watt University in the west of Edinburgh.

Published 4 April 2019

Bank of Scotland unveils new mobile banking features

Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new suite of features to its mobile banking apps to help customers stay connected to their finances.

Published 4 April 2019

And finally… debt impairs psychological and cognitive function, study finds

New academic research has shown how the psychological burden of debt traps poor people in poverty by impairing their ability to make good decisions, pointing to benefits of extending aid at an earlier stage.

Published 4 April 2019

Borders accountancy firm expands with capital move

Borders-based chartered accountancy and tax advisory firm Douglas Home & Company has opened an office in central Edinburgh.

Published 3 April 2019

SRA Ventures unveils plans for £5m sustainable business village planned for Linlithgow

Edinburgh-based investment specialist SRA Ventures has launched plans to create a unique take on a modern, environmentally-friendly, mixed-use business village in Linlithgow – the first of its kind in Scotland.

Published 3 April 2019

RSM advises on the sale of Pinacl to Boston Networks

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has advised Pinacl, a provider of ICT infrastructures encompassing the IoT, smart buildings and cities and major fibre optic networks, on its acquisition of Glasgow-based Boston Networks supported by private equity fund Aliter Capital LLP.

Published 3 April 2019

Glasgow motor finance firm hails successful first year

Fast-growing Glasgow-based motor finance business CarMoney is celebrating a first year of operations that has left it planning to more than double its sales force as it makes strong inroads into the wider UK market.

Published 3 April 2019

Half a million workers past pension age may be paying unnecessary tax on their state pension

New research published today by mutual insurer Royal London has found that large numbers of people working past state pension age could be paying unnecessary tax on their state pension.

Published 3 April 2019