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THE Scottish finance industry received a much-needed boost yesterday as two firms unveiled plans to create hundreds of jobs north of the Border, reversing a recent downward trend that threatened the country's reputation as a major banking centre.
ONE of the main reasons Virgin Money is basing its operations in Edinburgh is the influence of chief executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia, who has lived in the city since 2001.
REGIONAL selective assistance (RSA) is a scheme that provides financial help to businesses considering moving to or expanding in Scotland.
VIRGIN Media has put its 50 per cent stake in digital broadcaster UKTV up for sale, it has been reported.
TELECOMS and cable heavyweight Virgin Media has grown customer numbers in its spring quarter for the first time since its NTL-Telewest merger.
VIRGIN Media misled consumers with its high-definition offer ahead of the football World Cup, a watchdog has ruled.
VIRGIN America, part of Sir Richard Branson's aviation empire, yesterday announced plans to buy 40 new Airbus A320 aircraft in a £2.2 billion deal.
SIR Richard Branson is believed to be considering plans to float his Virgin Active gyms in a £1 billion stock market launch.
MILLIONS of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic passengers won refunds of up to £10 per single flight in 2008 after both airlines admitted colluding over fuel surcharges on long-haul flights.
HEALTH club chain Virgin Active has broken the £100 million profits barrier for the first time in its decade-long history, partly spurred by South Africa's growing "aspirational middle-class population".
SIR Richard Branson has been told he is out of the race to acquire more than 300 branches of Royal Bank of Scotland, leaving National Australia Bank, owner of Clydesdale, as one of two likely winners in the auction.
VIRGIN Media is adding cable customers at the fastest pace since being created from the merger of NTL and Telewest four years ago.
SIR Richard Branson has been accused of telling a senior Virgin Atlantic executive to "sound out his contact" at British Airways over potential changes to fuel surcharges.
SIR Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic airline is facing an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation into alleged price-fixing on flights between London and Hong Kong.
SIR Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic is to start Manchester to Las Vegas services, it was announced yesterday.
VIRGIN Galactic's fledgling space tourism rocket has flown over the California desert attached to the wing of its mothership.
VIRGIN Money is locked in talks with a number of financial backers as it seeks to put together a consortium to bid for 320 Royal Bank of Scotland branches ahead of a 6 April deadline.
VIRGIN Media is to roll out an ultra-fast broadband service by the end of next year as it also revealed strong earnings growth for the fourth quarter of 2009.