ATM use down again in Scotland

Cash withdrawals from ATMS has fallen in Scotland by more than 5 per cent as the seemingly relentless demise of physical cash continues.

Published 22 July 2019

Devolution era sees 46 per cent growth in Scottish businesses

The number of businesses in Scotland has increased by 46 per cent since 1999 when the Scottish Parliament was re-established.

Published 22 July 2019

Women opting to keep finances from partners

Young women are shifting towards financial independence as they abandon “traditional” attitudes towards sharing assets, research suggests.

Published 22 July 2019

Morton Fraser records 12 per cent decline in profit

Morton Fraser has recorded like-for-like revenue growth of £22 million while profit has declined by 12 per cent to less than £12m.

Published 22 July 2019

UK dividends soar to all time high, but the underlying picture weakens markedly

UK dividends rose 14.5 per cent to an all-time high of £37.8bn in the second quarter, beating the previous record set two years ago by £4.4bn, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Group.

Published 22 July 2019

Community land buying powers not “fit for purpose”

Community land buying powers have not been used since they were brought in a year ago, prompting claims the law is not “fit for purpose”.

Published 22 July 2019

And finally... Brits in relationships have a ‘break up plan’ for how to split their house

Buying a property as a couple has always been a major relationship milestone, but now new research suggests young Brits consider the act a bigger commitment than marriage and even have ‘break up plans’ for what to do with their joint house should things turn sour.

Published 22 July 2019

Obituary: James Dargie OBE - Scotland’s first Controller of Audit

James Dargie, who served as Scotland’s first Controller of Audit having built the Accounts Commission from scratch in just three months, has died aged 101.

Published 19 July 2019

Companies House changes 'hampering' work of investigative journalists

Changes to the way Companies House collects data on directors is severely hampering the ability of investigative and business journalists to hold businesses to account and expose frauds and criminals, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said.

Published 19 July 2019

“Silver selfies” - more than half of over 55s don’t use mobile banking despite using a smartphone

As TSB rolls out a new online function which allows customers to open a current account using a selfie, new research from the bank has revealed that more than half (57 per cent) of over 55s say they never use mobile banking, despite being smartphone users.

Published 19 July 2019