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Nucleus Financial Group sees AUA increase to £18bn

Edinburgh-based financial services company Nucleus Financial Group has seen its assets under administration (AUA) increase to £18 billion in the three months to March 21 2021.

Published 13 April 2021

RSM: Financial Conditions Index points to continued improvement in UK economic outlook but caution is critical

The RSM Financial Conditions Index has continued to improve, and with it a trajectory that steepened marginally, reflecting a wider more optimistic mood amongst policymakers and analysts as they revise up their Q1 GDP figures.

Published 13 April 2021

Morton Fraser hires restructuring and insolvency lawyer Yvonne Brady

Law firm Morton Fraser has appointed one of Scotland’s most respected restructuring and insolvency lawyers, Yvonne Brady, as head of strategy - restructuring and insolvency.

Published 13 April 2021

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

EY: UK achieves strongest Q1 IPO performance in 14 years

UK listings experienced a very strong start to the year with more funds raised in the opening quarter of 2021 than in any other opening quarter since 2007, and the most raised in a single quarter since 2014, according to the latest EY IPO Eye.

Published 12 April 2021

Bladnoch Distillery targets international markets with £10m HSBC UK support

Bladnoch Distillery, one of Scotland’s oldest single malt whisky distilleries, is targeting international growth after securing a £10 million loan from HSBC UK.

Published 12 April 2021

Voyager closes £874,000 crowdfunding round 35 days early due to oversubscription

Voyager, the Perth-based health and wellness company established to supply high-quality Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp seed oil products, has closed a successful crowdfunding round after attracting substantial investor interest.

Published 12 April 2021