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Bank of Scotland backs Scottish housebuilder with £20m loan for central belt expansion

Bank of Scotland backs Scottish housebuilder with £20m loan for central belt expansion

Tulloch Homes is to accelerate its development plans after securing a £20 million funding package from Bank of Scotland. The Inverness housebuilder, which employs 150 people, said the new package will see it expand its build programme from 200 homes a year this year to 300 a year by 2020. Tulloch also expects the new […]

EQ scoops national innovation award

EQ scoops national innovation award

Dundee-based EQ Chartered Accountants has won a prestigious, national award for its commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. The firm, which also has offices in Forfar, Cupar and Glenrothes, was hailed the ‘Most Innovative Large Firm’ at the 2020 Annual Innovation Awards. The award was presented to EQ managers Rachel Bell, Scott Greig, Sarah Millar and Michael […]

Plans afoot for 999-style financial fraud hotline

Plans afoot for 999-style financial fraud hotline

Plans for a new telephone hotline similar to the 999 emergency service but for financial fraud are being examined by UK authorities and industry experts. Under the plans anyone who believes they may have been a victim of financial fraud would be able to dial 555. The initiative has the backing from the Home Office […]

Consultation launched on next steps for Scottish National Investment Bank

Consultation launched on next steps for Scottish National Investment Bank

Work to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank takes a step forward today with the launch of a public consultation on the details of the bank’s operation. Addressing an international conference on inclusive growth in Glasgow, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out a number of steps the Scottish Government is taking to reduce inequalities and […]

Scots most likely to have a Will

Scots most likely to have a Will

A new survey has revealed that despite more than one in ten people in the UK not knowing how to get a Will, Scots are most likely to have one in place. Of those who didn’t know how to get a Will, 5 per cent of them were aged 55 and over, and 2 per cent were […]

Braveheart remains robust despite fall in profit

Braveheart remains robust despite fall in profit

Perth-based tech investment specialist Braveheart Investment Group has unveiled interim results covering the six months to the end of September showing the company turning a profit of £191,000 on revenue of £397,000. The results compare unfavourably with the same period last year when the company made a profit of £475,000 on revenue of £562,000, but that […]

AAB announces Quickbooks partnership

AAB announces Quickbooks partnership

Aberdeen-based independent accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP has announce that it is now working in partnership with Quickbooks, a cloud-based bookkeeping software provider. AAB said it is now accredited to assist clients set up on Quickbooks and train their users to get the most benefit from the software. Quickbooks provides its services of […]

RSM appoints legal private client partner

RSM appoints legal private client partner

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Sophie St John as a private client partner in its client legal services practice across the UK. Ms St John, who has been a private client solicitor for 20 years, joins RSM Legal LLP from Barclays Wealth and Investment Management where she was lead counsel specialising in trust work. Prior to […]

Almost half of financial services firms don’t have a fintech strategy – KPMG

Almost half of financial services firms don’t have a fintech strategy – KPMG

A new global report from KPMG has revealed that while 57 per cent of financial institutions say fintech is the greatest source of disruption, only 46 percent have a fintech strategy in place. As emerging technologies disrupt traditional financial services, many institutions are lacking effective strategies, according to Forging the future. The report finds that only […]

Edinburgh and Glasgow second only to London on ‘Smart City UK’ leaderboard

Edinburgh and Glasgow second only to London on ‘Smart City UK’ leaderboard

A new study identifying the top 10 smart cities in the UK has shown Edinburgh and Glasgow taking two of the top three spots, with only London ahead leading the way. The analysis was conducted by by Juniper Research over a range of city indices, including transport, healthcare, public safety, energy and productivity. Scores were calculated according to diverse […]