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The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has reported that the first week of new new pension freedoms saw more than 200,000 calls from people looking for advice. Between Tuesday and Friday last week, the ABI said its members handled a “surge” of 229,932 phone calls from customers interested in

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Latest figures from the Post Office’s challenger banking arm, Post Office Money, have revealed that moving house in Scotland now costs, on average, more than £8,000. The data published today by the post office, in collaboration with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), showed th

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Derek Mickel Derek Mickel, the Scottish building tycoon who died tragically when he drowned in the sea in the Canary Islands last November, left a will containing a £6 million fortune, it has emerged.

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The number of Scottish people out of work has risen by 9,000 in the three months to February. The total number of people classed as unemployed north of the border now stands at 167,000, according to the data from the Office for National Statistics.

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David Lonsdale Footfall numbers in Scotland were 1.7 per cent higher in March than a year ago and up on the 1.2 per cent rise in February, according to the latest data from the Scottish Retail Consortium.

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Advisory group Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has joined corporate governance watchdog Pirc in advising investors to vote in favour of a proposal from US hedge fund and 12 per cent stake holder Elliott Investors to install a trio of new directors at Dundee-based Alliance Trust. The news is

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From left to right: Mike Brown, Head of Corporate Finance, Gordon Steele and Douglas Martin, both Corporate Finance Partners at AAB. Aberdeen accountancy firm Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has been recognised as the top dealmakers in Scotland in 2014.

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s City watchdog, has fined Bank of New York Mellon (BNY) £126 million for failing to keep customer money safe during the financial crisis. The fine was levied on the bank’s London branch and on Bank of New York Mellon International for breaches that

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City of Edinburgh Council is set to become the first local authority in Scotland to become a private landlord, if plans currently under consideration go ahead. The local authority is planning to create an arm's-length company called Edinburgh Homes, which will attract private investment to fund new

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Craig Vickery New research from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has revealed that Scottish companies are among the UK’s best when it comes to paying interns.

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Andrew Thorburn Clydesdale Bank has denied that it sacked staff involved in the falsifying of customer records in a PPI scandal that this week saw the Financial Conduct Authority hit the Glasgow-based lender with a record-breaking £20 million fine.

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