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Optimistic companies look to alternative finance options

Category: Scotland Finance News — Gary Cain on October 6, 2013

New research has shown that optimistic business owners are more likely to consider different commercial finance options than their pessimistic counterparts.

The report, which was put together by a team of experts from the financial industry, has shown that less confident firms are more likely to stretch their (more…)

Majority of UK adults struggling financially

Category: Scotland Finance News — Mark on August 14, 2013

Recent research from a state-backed website has suggested that more than half of all UK adults are struggling to pay bills and keep on top of (more…)

Payday loan lenders in competition referral

Category: Scotland Finance News — Gary Cain on July 4, 2013

The Competitions Commission has received a referral from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) about pay day loan lenders. The consumer protection body has (more…)

Banks continue to cut lending despite Government initiative

Category: Scotland Finance News — Gary Cain on June 10, 2013

Banks in Scotland and throughout the UK have continued to reduce the amount of money they are lending to small businesses, as alternative financing picks up the slack.

The latest figures released by the (more…)

Small firms should look at alternative finance

Category: Scotland Finance News — Gary Cain on June 4, 2013

Small firms should make the most of alternative options for commercial finance in Scotland and the rest of the UK, according to the Confederation of (more…)

Co-op stops offering new business funding

Category: Scotland Finance News — Paul Morgan on June 2, 2013

The Co-operative Bank has made the decision to no longer offer finance to its new commercial customers, as concerns mount over (more…)

Business lending scheme to be extended

Category: Scotland Finance News — Gary Cain on May 2, 2013

The Bank of England has confirmed that the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is to be extended into 2015.

Launched in August last year, the (more…)

Small businesses targeting finance for growth

Category: Scotland Finance News — Mark on April 24, 2013

Reports of small businesses in the UK and Ireland struggling to maintain daily operations have been prevalent since the economic downturn hit home. However, now many are working with (more…)

The Scottish genius of invention helped by new deal

Category: Scotland Finance News — Mark on February 26, 2013

A new EU deal which should help the next generation of Scottish inventors has been signed by (more…)

RBS creeps onto world loss list

Category: Scotland Finance News — Mark on July 6, 2012

The Royal Bank of Scotland has appeared on a global list of the world’s worst performing banks, as the UK as a whole slumped in its cherished global banking (more…)

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