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£750,000 stolen in active Tayside phone bank scam

£750,000 stolen in active Tayside phone bank scam

Police Scotland has warned the public to be vigilant after a telephone banking scam currently in operation in the Tayside area has seen almost £750,000 taken from its victims. Authorities said members of the public have been duped into emptying the entire contents of their bank accounts by criminals claiming to be members of a […]

Aegon assets reach £117bn

Aegon assets reach £117bn

Aegon UK, which employs 2,2400 staff at its Edinburgh Park headquarters, including 286 in the Kames Capital-branded asset management arm, has seen platform assets swell to £117 billion, on the back of net inflows of £2.1 billion in Q4, full-year results have revealed. In the UK, earnings for Q4 were stable at €23 million (£22 billion), […]

Pioneering tech investment fund to be showcased at Stirling roadshow

Pioneering tech investment fund to be showcased at Stirling roadshow

Stirling Council is joining city-based syndicate ESM Investments to showcase a new fund, thought to be the first of its kind, that is aiming to turn the area into Scotland’s next technology hub. The collaborative £25 million ESM Capital Growth Enterprise Investment Scheme Fund is being set up to support “innovative growth and scale-up technology […]

EVENT: Bond Investments – Transforming Delivery of City Growth

EVENT: Bond Investments – Transforming Delivery of City Growth

In November 2016, Aberdeen City Council became the first Scottish local authority to issue an index linked bond through the debt capital markets, raising £370m to drive forward an ambitious c£1bn five-year capital programme, supporting vital infrastructure throughout the city. Following much interest in the process and feedback on its success, Aberdeen City Council, in […]

Merger implications see Lloyds pull £109bn from Standard Life Aberdeen

Merger implications see Lloyds pull £109bn from Standard Life Aberdeen

Standard Life Aberdeen shares took a battering today when they fell 6 per cent on news Lloyds is withdrawing £109 billion of assets from the Edinburgh-based asset manager. The move stems from the result of sales and mergers which Lloyds found to have been left it in a position where it was invested in a […]

Scotland ranked as top foreign investment destination

Scotland ranked as top foreign investment destination

Scotland has been named the third best large European region for foreign direct investment (FDI) and the ninth top European region of the future, according to a new report produced by fDi Magazine. Scotland was ranked behind only Catalonia in first and the German region of North Rhine Westphalia in second positions. The fDi’s European […]

Dragon’s Den entrepreneur to address Scottish business women’s event

Dragon’s Den entrepreneur to address Scottish business women’s event

One of the UK’s leading businesswoman and one of the new Dragons on the hit BBC programme Dragons’ Den, will be in Scotland next month to address this year’s Ambition & Growth Conference dinner. Jenny Campbell, the Founder of YourCash Europe, a pan-European company that provides cash machines to the retail market, will attend the event to […]

Johnston Smillie names SMA Support UK as 2018 chosen charity

Johnston Smillie names SMA Support UK as 2018 chosen charity

Edinburgh-based accountancy firm Johnston Smillie is to build on the £14,500 it raised last year for SMA Support UK after directors and staff voted unanimously to support the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) charity again this year. The firm took up the cause of raising as much as they could to fight the rare, genetically-inherited neuromuscular […]

Addleshaw Goddard adds new Scottish Partner to Fin Reg team

Addleshaw Goddard adds new Scottish Partner to Fin Reg team

International business law firm Addleshaw Goddard has added further partner strength to its Financial Regulation team with two new appointments, including one in Edinburgh. Lorna Finlayson, former head of Burness Paull’s financial services regulatory practice, has joined International business law firm Addleshaw Goddard’s Edinburgh office as a partner in its Financial Regulation team. Ms Finlayson’s […]

ETN Seminar: Judicial Review as a Remedy in Tax Disputes

ETN Seminar: Judicial Review as a Remedy in Tax Disputes

ETN Seminar: Thursday 29th March 2018 Judicial Review as a Remedy in Tax Disputes The Edinburgh Tax Network, in conjunction with Terra Firma Chambers, will present a seminar entitled “Judicial Review as a Remedy in Tax Disputes” on Thursday 29th March 2018 at the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh. Appeals to the tax tribunals are the way […]