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Invoice finance helps reduce Scottish insolvencies

Category: Scotland Business News — Mark on April 30, 2013

Recent figures have shown that the number of businesses going to the wall in Scotland has seen a dramatic fall in the first quarter of the year.

According to the Accountant (more…)

Lending to businesses falls in first quarter

Category: Scottish Investment — Paul Morgan on April 28, 2013

The first quarter of 2013 saw a drop in the amount of cash being lent to businesses in the UK, according to figures from the Bank of England.

According to the data, there was a drop of £4.8bn to (more…)

SMEs to benefit from lending boost

Category: Scotland Business News — Gary Cain on April 26, 2013

Small businesses in Scotland could be set for a lending boost, as George Osborne comes under increasing pressure over the policies he has overseen.

It is understood that the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is to (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…)

Scots end of year economy growth bucks national trend

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on April 22, 2013

Official figures have revealed that the Scottish economy grew in the last quarter of 2012, bucking the national decline.

The figures show that the economy grew by 0.5 per (more…)

March chill freezes retails sales

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on April 20, 2013

The freezing temperatures the UK experienced throughout March led to a high street sales slump, according to new shopping figures from a retail group.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that (more…)

Number of Scottish debt judgements falls

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on April 18, 2013

New figures have shown that the number of debt judgements made against Scottish firms fell in the last year, with the level of debt (more…)

Scottish business fail rate drops by half

Category: Scotland Business News — Paul Morgan on April 16, 2013

A leading firm of accountants has claimed that the number of business failures in Scotland dropped in the last quarter; going on to suggest the worst of (more…)

US firm invests but Scottish economy stalls

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on April 14, 2013

An American firm is to switch its manufacturing plant to Scotland, in a move which could create more (more…)

‘Monster’ oil field set for multi-million investment

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on April 12, 2013

A BP-led consortium is investing over £330m into an appraisal drilling scheme, which will look to further develop one (more…)

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