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Alliance Trust Savings appoints new operations director

Alliance Trust Savings has announced the appointment of Jeff Spence as the company’s new operations director.

Published 25 September 2015

SVM losses continue but lessen

Edinburgh-based asset manager SVM has recorded a third successive year of losses of over £1 million.

Published 24 September 2015

Scots VAT fraudster’s confiscated luxury home sold by Crown for £700,000

The former Stirlingshire home of VAT fraudster Michael Voudouri has been sold by authorities after being confiscated by the Crown Office’s Civil Recovery Unit.

Published 24 September 2015

Summer sees record-breaking visitor numbers for Scotland’s heritage sites

Record breaking summer visitor figures have been reported by Scotland’s largest operator of visitor attractions.

Published 24 September 2015

Scottish court landmark ruling has implications for all companies

Independent Scottish law firm bto solicitors has announced a landmark judgement of the Inner House of the Court of Session which has significant implications for all companies.  The case clarifies provisions of the Companies Act 2006 concerning company property following restoration of a company to the Companies Register.

Published 24 September 2015

Scottish property market remains “comparatively good value for money” for high-end property investors

Despite post-referendum political upheaval and taxation changes, overall Scotland remains an attractive place to invest in real estate, according to a new Savills report published this week.

Published 24 September 2015

RBS strikes new funding deal with Hebridean Housing Partnership

Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has approved plans to increase its funding facility with Royal Bank of Scotland from £10 million to £15m.

Published 24 September 2015

Housing association awards new-look insurance contract

Kingdom Housing Association Limited (KHA) and Kingdom Initiatives Limited (KIL), the wholly owned trading subsidiary of the Registered Social Landlord, have awarded a new general insurance contract to THIS Housing (Thistle Insurance Services Ltd, part of the JLT Group) for the next three years, plus a possible extension of two years until 2021.

Published 24 September 2015

Alliance Trust announces Chris Samuel and Karl Sternberg as latest director appointments

Alliance Trust has announced that Chris Samuel and Karl Sternberg have been appointed non-executive directors at the Dundee-based wealth manager.

Published 24 September 2015

Brightwork Group appoints new financial controller

The Brightwork Group, the fast-growing Scottish recruitment specialist, has appointed Helen Jones as its new financial controller.

Published 23 September 2015

Wrap firm Nucleus reports 140 per cent profit hike

Edinburgh-based financial “wrap” provider, Nucleus, has this week posted its best-ever first-half results, with operating profit swelling by 140 per cent year-on-year to reach £2.4 million.

Published 23 September 2015

Alternative fund sources crowding out traditional lenders but Scots slow on the uptake

A team of Scottish academics have revealed that increasing numbers of new firms are turning their backs on traditional methods of financing like banks and business angels in favour of internet crowdfunding.

Published 23 September 2015

Scottish manufacturers back EU membership, says Henderson Loggie

Scottish manufacturers are overwhelmingly in favour of the UK remaining a member of the European Union ahead of next year’s referendum on the issue, according to a Scots accountancy firm.

Published 23 September 2015

China grants Aberdeen Asset Management business licence to operate in China

Aberdeen Asset Management has been granted a business licence which will make it easier to operate in China.

Published 23 September 2015

Private rents ‘falling in real terms’ across Scotland

Rents adjusted for inflation have fallen in the majority of Scottish towns and cities since the onset of the credit crunch in 2008, according to new figures from lettings portal Citylets.

Published 23 September 2015