Neil McGill Scotland’s fast growth companies are missing out on higher profile, greater credibility - and a valuable source of funding by not considering the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), according to accountants BDO.
Douglas Robertson Scottish car dealers suffered a year-on-year drop in sales last month while their colleagues south of the border enjoyed a modest rise, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Graham Blair More than half of Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have identified the slashing of red tape as the top priority for the new Westminster government for driving growth north of the border.
Christopher Watson, a finance director who worked for the Scottish businessman and star of the BBC's Dragons’ Den programme Duncan Bannatyne’s group of companies has been charged with fraud and money laundering totalling almost £8 million. According to the Crown Prosecution Service, Mr Watson h
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued its largest ever retail fine to Edinburgh-based Lloyds Banking Group for failing to treat their customers fairly when handling Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) complaints. The FCA slapped the still partly state-owned lender with a £117 million pena
John Swinney A savings plan announced yesterday by the UK Chancellor will see Scotland face a £176.8 million cut in public spending this year, a move that Scotland's Finance Secretary John Swinney said was an "unexpected and unwarranted" imposition of further austerity that was “completely and ut
New controls over private sector rents would price visitors out of staying in Edinburgh during the festivals, letting agents have claimed. David Alexander, managing director of DJ Alexander, said he fears fewer flats would be available for short-term rent under proposals drawn up by the Scottish Gov
Transformational "mega deals" and ongoing availability of capital have helped boost total UK deal values by almost 100 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest PwC Deals Index. Deal volumes have also increased by 50 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, reflecting a res
Consumers across the UK collectively spent more than £19,000 every second using their plastic last year as some 31.6million card payments were made every day, more than double the 15.7million a day in 2004. According to the UK Cards Association, a record £600.3 billion was spent domestically and o
Scottish companies are being offered a unique opportunity to tap into international entrepreneurial expertise and turbo-charge projects ranging from growth strategies to export drives. For the first time, the Saltire Foundation, the entrepreneurial leadership programme and the philanthropic arm of E