Households across the UK spent 7.2% more in May on essentials, compared to the same time last year, while scaling back on non-essentials, as the increased cost of living continues to hit household spending. According to the latest Spending Power report from Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Grou
Scottish entrepreneur Dr. Suelynn Tan-Stroud has fulfilled her ambitions and acquired her first dental practice thanks to a six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland. Dr. Suelynn Tan-Stroud is a dental practitioner based in Midlothian. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Dundee and h
Fashion-conscious individuals should be on the lookout for fake adverts claiming to offer designer trainers, with a surge in scams cases reported so far this year, according to Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Bank.
Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group is close to agreeing a compensation deal for victims of the Reading HBOS scandal. After mounting pressure from small business representatives and the Financial Conduct Authority, it has been reported that the banking giant has agreed to offer victims of th
Business confidence in Scotland rose 14 points during May to 42%, the highest reading since June 2021, 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 three point
Yesterday, staff from Bank of Scotland-owner Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) held a demonstration outside the Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in a pay dispute with the bank. Unite the Union members are angry that the 2022 pay arrangement has left many low paid bank workers fearing for their ec
The Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) has committed £9 million to fund the development of Circularity Scotland Limited, to help people recycle billions of single-use drinks containers every year. The Bank’s investment was key to securing an additional £9m capital from Bank o
Confida FM, an Ayrshire-based business, specialising in commercial facilities management, has grown three-fold after pivoting its business model during the pandemic, thanks to a six-figure funding package from Bank of Scotland.
Business confidence in Scotland rose 11 points during April to 28%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking. Companies in Scotland reported higher confidence in their own business prospects month-on-month, up 16 points at 34%. When taken alongside their op
Fife-based International Testing Services (ITS), which specialises in non-destructive testing (NDT) has grown its headcount after winning a significant new international contract, with the support of a £100,000 funding package from Bank of Scotland. ITS has been providing NDT and inspection se
Over 1.2 million subscription payments have been stopped since summer 2021, as technology puts customers in further control of their spending, according to new data from Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Bank. Popular TV, film and music streaming services made up almost half (47.1%) of regular payments
Business confidence in Scotland fell 18 points during March to 17%, 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 24 points at 18%. When taken alongside their