Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE), the industry body for financial and professional services in Scotland, has appointed Lloyds Banking Group life and pensions leader Jackie Leiper to its board of directors. Ms Leiper brings over 25 years’ experience in financial services to the role. She joi
Law firms and accountants that fail to do enough to prevent fraud are the target of the UK government's Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill.
New data from financial mutual Scottish Friendly has revealed that the number of new stocks and shares ISA policies opened by adults in Scotland fell 17% year-on-year in the three months to December 2022. Sales in the run-up to Christmas were significantly lower than the previous year and the value
Business rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor has moved from its base in West Nile Street, Glasgow, to newly renovated offices in the city centre in Bothwell Street. The firm has signed a lease for a 4,094sq ft office suite at a prominent former bank branch which has been refurbished to pr
A new report highlighting the positive impact of the customer support banks provided during the pandemic and calling for some measures to be re-introduced amid the rising cost of living has been published by Fair4All Finance, with support from Johnston Carmichael. In research conducted with Lloyds B
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has welcomed the announcement of new measures to protect consumers who use tax repayment agents and the publication of an updated HMRC standard for agents. This follows a consultation last year.
In 2022, business angel groups which are members of LINC Scotland, the national business angel association, invested over £50 million in young companies in Scotland.
A young Glasgow pharmacist has acquired her first community pharmacy at the age of 27 with a loan from Unity Trust Bank. Clare Brogan, owner of Brogan BP, took over Frasers Pharmacy in Newton Mearns and has already created three new jobs and introduced a home delivery service.
MSIP and partners The Data Lab, Censis and Dundee City Council, are providing project funding of over £86,000, towards a total project cost of over £136,000.
In 2023, mid-sized businesses in Scotland will prioritise investment in digital, digitalising services and driving new efficiencies through automation, according to new research from BDO. BDO also found that the Scotland’s business leaders are calling for increased action and more targeted sup
Business confidence in Scotland fell five points during January to 10%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking. Companies in Scotland reported lower confidence in their own business prospects month-on-month, down 17 points at 8%. When taken alongside thei