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Murray Income Trust posts strong interim results

Murray Income Trust, owned by Aberdeen Standard Investments, has posted strong interim results with net asset value rising by 9.0%.

Published 17 February 2020

Lloyds Banking Group faces £2.5bn final PPI payout

As Lloyds Banking Group prepares to post its final PPI bill this week, analysts estimate that Lloyds will be hit by a £2.5 billion charge for 2019.

Published 17 February 2020

Scottish banks have lowest customer service rating

Scottish banks have been ranked lowest for customer service in the latest Competition and Market Authority (CMA) analysis.

Published 17 February 2020

Small businesses take loans to boost cash flow rather than fund investments

Small businesses are taking out loans to help manage their cash flow rather than utilising them to invest in their own operations, according to new research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Published 17 February 2020

Hart Builders appoints Martin Cooper as finance director

Cruden Group company Hart Builders has appointed Martin Cooper as its new finance director.

Published 17 February 2020

Status Properties secures £1m loan from Assetz Capital to fund new Aberdeen residential development

Assetz Capital has provided a loan in excess of £1 million to Status Properties Ltd to help fund the development of new apartments on Union Street in Aberdeen.

Published 17 February 2020

FSB: Scottish small businesses confidence falls again

Scotland’s small businesses ended a tough 2019 with confidence and profits falling, new figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reveal.

Published 17 February 2020

Kate Forbes appointed finance secretary

Following her delivery of the Scottish Budget, Kate Forbes has been appointed as cabinet secretary for finance.

Published 17 February 2020

Scottish property sales reach 12-year high following post-election stability

The Scottish property market enjoyed a sharp rise in sales following Boris Johnson’s General Election win, new research from Aberdein Considine has found.

Published 17 February 2020

HBOS Reading Scandal report delayed by Dobbs Review

A review investigating how much senior management at Lloyds Banking Group knew about the HBOS Reading Scandal has been delayed for a year.

Published 17 February 2020

USA retains 25% whisky tariff

The USA has retained its 25% tariffs on EU exports to America, meaning that Scotch Whisky will still be subjected to the controversial tariff.

Published 17 February 2020

Film & TV brings £5m boost to Tayside and Fife

TV and film production has boosted the economy in Tayside and Fife by £5 million.

Published 17 February 2020

Economic impact of 177 Bothwell Street office development valued at £2.8bn

The substantial, long-term contribution to the Scottish economy of HFD Property Group’s new office development at 177 Bothwell Street in Glasgow has been outlined in an independent report.

Published 17 February 2020

And finally... Bonnie and Clyde

A woman from Massachusetts became an unexpected getaway driver after a man she met on a dating app robbed a bank on their first date.

Published 17 February 2020

RBS to rebrand as NatWest Group

Royal Bank of Scotland Group has announced that it will change its name to NatWest Group later this year.

Published 14 February 2020