M&G Investments to resume trading in property fund

M&G Investments is to resume trading in its property fund after suspending it in July due to market turmoil triggered by the Brexit vote.

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The LSE is confident of gaining regulatory approval for the merger with its German rival. Picture: Sang Tan/AP

London Stock Exchange gets boost from weaker pound

The slide in the value of the pound helped fuel a surge in third-quarter earnings at the London Stock Exchange (LSE), which is looking to lock down its £21 billion merger with Deutsche Börse.

The FSB said online services do not fill the gap left by boarded-up bank branches. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Small firms raise fears over pace of bank closures

Bank branches are closing at a faster rate in Scotland than elsewhere in the UK, raising fears about damage to small firms and local economies.

Andy Willox, Scottish policy convenor of the Federation of Small Business. Picture: TSPL

Bank branches closing faster in Scotland than rest of UK

Bank branches are closing at a faster rate in Scotland than in the rest of the UK, according to a report.

Chief executive Gordon McArthur said China was a 'significant growth market' for Beeks. Picture: Contributed

Financial cloud outfit ploughs £2m into Paisley site

A Renfrewshire-based provider of cloud computing services to the finance industry is set to create 20 jobs as part of a £2 million investment in its facilities.

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Bank of Scotland is among the banks that do not use two-factor logins, Which? found.

Major high street banks failing customers with online security

Major high street banks have failed to adopt two-factor security steps that could safeguard customers from scams, an investigation has revealed – with Bank of Scotland one of the worst offenders.

LendingCrowd is led by co-founder and chief executive Stuart Lunn. Picture: Stewart Attwood

LendingCrowd targets new investors with ‘joining bonus’

Alternative finance provider LendingCrowd is aiming to attract more investors to the peer-to-peer (P2P) market with the promise of a “joining bonus”.

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Rev Dr Richard Frazer said the interfaith plans for a more ethical finance system were 'hugely exciting'. Picture: Neil Hanna

Interfaith finance initiative set for Lords discussion

A pioneering interfaith project looking to foster a more ethical financial system is to move a step closer on Monday at a private round table discussion to be held in the House of Lords.

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The world-famous Royal Liver Building is now sporting a 'for sale' sign. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Buyers likely to swoop for Liverpool’s skyline icon

A “for sale2 sign has been hoisted over Liverpool’s world-famous Royal Liver Building flanking the River Mersey.

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Bill Jamieson: Lloyds causes controversy again over share sale

Investor appetite for bank shares has cooled as low interest rates have squeezed profits, writes: Bill Jamieson

Skilled workers may turn away from the UK in the event of a 'hard Brexit', warned the head of ACCA Scotland. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scotland risks professional ‘brain drain’ outside EU

The prospect of a “hard Brexit”, placing restrictions on the freedom of movement by EU nationals, could have a severe impact on Scotland’s ability to retain a skilled workforce, a senior accountant warned today.

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CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn said the business lobby group would set out its sector-specific concerns over Brexit later this year. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

CBI chief insists Brexit worries can be addressed

The head of Britain’s biggest business lobbying group has said there is time yet to clarify uncertainties ahead of the March deadline for formally triggering the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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SLI said its growth in Singapore marked a 'significant step' in its global ambitions. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Standard Life Investments expands team in Singapore

Standard Life Investments (SLI) is strengthening its presence in Singapore with the appointment of a new team and country head.

The average Scot has three weeks' wages in savings, well below the three months' worth recommended by financial experts. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Scots lagging behind rest of UK in savings stakes

People in Scotland are among the worst in the UK when it comes to squirrelling away money for a rainy day, according to a new survey.

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The leaks detailing the actions of Royal Bank of Scotland's restructuring group are hugely damaging.

Martyn McLaughlin: Damaging leaks require answers and redress on part of RBS

Allegations over restructuring division intensify pressure on bank and regulators, writes Martyn McLaughlin

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Leaked documents have ignited cliams RBS deliberatley tried to profit from failing firms they had vowed to help.

RBS destroyed customers business for profit, leak reveals

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) allegedly tried to turn a profit from failing businesses and embarked on a “dash for cash” to boost fee income.

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The strategy will aim to put at least 30 per cent of women in senior roles by 2021. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scottish financial giants pledge to put more women in top posts

Royal Bank of Scotland and other major Scottish financial giants will today unveil groundbreaking plans to get more women into top roles.

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Bill Jamieson says investors should be taking a 'wider and longer-term view' of the markets. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Jamieson: Considering life beyond lookalike funds

Are investors being battered by the tumbling pound? Not a bit of it.

Lloyds Banking Group is still part-owned by the taxpayer. Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images

Chancellor outlines plan to sell Lloyds stake

The Chancellor is to reboot plans to sell the government’s remaining £3.6 billion stake in Lloyds Banking Group, but has abandoned a retail sale.

More than two in five Britons would be ready to ditch cash completely if card payments were accepted everywhere. Picture: PA

More Britons ready to ditch cash for card payments

More than two in five Britons would be ready to ditch cash completely if card payments were accepted everywhere, a survey suggests.

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