Iain Penman: Permanent changes to Scotland's bankruptcy laws following COVID-19

Iain Penman, senior associate at Brodies LLP, discusses the changes to Scotland's bankruptcy laws in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 13 April 2021

Candidate.ID secures £1.3m investment from Blackfinch Ventures

Glasgow-based recruitment technology start-up Candidate.ID has secured an additional £700,000 of funding from Blackfinch Ventures.

Published 13 April 2021

Deloitte: Highest ever number of European non-bank deals recorded in Q4 2020

Non-bank or direct lending recorded the highest number of deals ever in the final quarter of 2020, according to Deloitte’s latest Alternative Lender Deal Tracker.

Published 13 April 2021

Rupert Thompson: Are the traditional investment portfolio allocations still relevant?

Rupert Thompson, chief investment officer at UK-based wealth management group Kingswood, discusses the debate around whether there is still a place for traditional portfolios made up of 60% equities and 40% bonds.

Published 13 April 2021

University of Dundee spin-out Ten Bio Ltd secures £911,000 investment

A £911,000 investment will help University of Dundee spin-out company Ten Bio Ltd to commercialise the human skin culture system it developed to provide a viable alternative for many experiments currently performed on animals.

Published 13 April 2021

Hammerson in talks to sell Falkirk retail park

Commercial landlord Hammerson has confirmed it is in talks with private equity firm Brookfield to sell seven of its UK retail sites, including Falkirk retail park, in an attempt to safeguard its finances.

Published 13 April 2021

CMS announces five new Scotland-based partner promotions

International law firm CMS has announced five new partner promotions in Scotland.

Published 13 April 2021

UK exports to EU see partial rebound after January flop

Exports of goods from the UK to the EU partially rebounded in February 2021, increasing by £3.7 billion (46.6%) after a record fall of £5.7bn in January, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 13 April 2021

And finally… wedding ringer

A scorned judge who took revenge on her cheating partner by "marrying" him in a sham ceremony with an impersonator has been ordered to retire.

Published 13 April 2021

Deloitte: UK CFOs gear up for stronger recovery as business sentiment hits new high

Deloitte’s UK CFO Survey Q1 2021 released today reports a record level of business optimism amongst the UK’s finance leaders.

Published 12 April 2021