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Financial advisers in high spirits over UK advice sector’s future

UK financial advice sector in "rude health" according to Aegon report  Financial advisers are riding a wave of opportunity in 2017, according to Aegon's new...

Allied Irish Bank (GB) launches professional services team

New dedicated team is a first for Allied Irish Bank (GB) in Scotland Allied Irish Bank (GB), which operates from 16 locations in major business...

Is blockchain a game-changer for the asset and wealth management industry?

Blockchain is one of the key technologies to have emerged in recent times and has now captured the interest of financial services  Wealth and asset...

Global tensions see 76% increase in first-time physical gold-buyers

US and North Korea tensions threaten financial markets as retail investors rush to buy physical gold for the first time  Sales at gold investment firm The...

Start Up Loans Company teams up with RBS to provide SME...

Start Up Loans Company becomes latest to join Capital Connections  The Start Up Loans Company has become the first Government-backed finance provider to join Capital...

Small businesses continue to battle with late-paying clients

Late payments is still a chronic disease for UK micro-businesses UK freelancers and micro-business owners are still being plagued by late paying clients, according to...

Independent Growth Finance lends £16.6m to Scots SMEs in 2016-17

Since opening its first Scottish base in June 2016, IGF has supported 26 SMEs and backed local MBO activity  Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has delivered a...

Edinburgh nightlife most affordable in Scotland for students

Royal Bank of Scotland's latest Student Living Index highlights the most and least affordable cities for students across the UK  Despite Edinburgh's thriving nightlife, students...

Buy-to-let changes could be the next pensions crisis, warns NLA

It's not always in the best interests for landlords to continue to manage residential property into later life, says trade body  The impact of recent...

‘Preretirement’ becoming the new reality for more and more retirees

More than 50% of people planning to retire this year will consider working past their State Pension age or are already doing so  The shift...