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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…)

Scottish engineering companies “optimistic” for the future

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on June 8, 2013

An output rise has seen Scottish engineering companies become increasingly optimistic about the future, according to a recent industry report.

The findings come (more…)

UK retail sales slump in soggy weather

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on June 6, 2013

The results of a new survey have shown that retail sales in Scotland and across the UK have fallen at their quickest rate in 16 months. The survey goes on to say (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…)

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