News archive from 17 August 2014

Insurers fear ABI fees hike after L&G exit

Insurers fear ABI fees hike after L&G exit

INSURANCE providers have raised fears that they could be landed with a hike in membership fees from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) following last week's shock resignation by Legal & General. Sources within the industry told Scotland on...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Annuities safer than sports cars

Annuities safer than sports cars

Sales slump after Osborne's pension surprise prompts warning to retired, writes Jeff Salway PENSION savers have been told to keep faith with annuities after a dramatic slump in sales since the government unveiled plans to open up access to pension...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Insurers back chief who tells it like it is

Insurers back chief who tells it like it is

DESPITE L&G's decision to quit, rivals still support the ABI under Otto Thoresen to represent the industry, writes Gareth Mackie OTTO Thoresen has admitted that the resignation of one of Britain’s biggest insurers from the trade body he leads was...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Investors urged to join action against Lloyds

Investors urged to join action against Lloyds

A SHAREHOLDER group that has filed a legal claim for compensation from Lloyds over its controversial rescue of HBOS in 2008 is pressing big institutional investors to throw their weight behind the action. Lloyds Action Now (LAN), which represents...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Interest rate rises to 3% might be more than the British economy can bear

Interest rate rises to 3% might be more than the British economy can bear

The Bank of England: watching and waiting for the right time to raise rates. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Observer All the anguish over interest rates – when they will rise and by how much – illustrates both the power and impotence of our central...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
Five key factors that will decide when Bank of England raises interest rates

Five key factors that will decide when Bank of England raises interest rates

Mark Carney: 'Interest rates can be expected to increase as the expansion progresses.' Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/AFP/Getty Images It doesn't know when. It doesn't know by how much. And it doesn't know how quickly. But one thing the Bank of England...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Would you hug your boss?

Comment: Would you hug your boss?

IT'S not the biggest date on the rota of special occasions, so for those of you who might have missed it, Friday is National Hug Your Boss Day. Now some would just as soon cuddle a porcupine as clinch their manager, but that
hasn’t upset the Hug Your...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Scottish chief economist’s tough task

Comment: Scottish chief economist’s tough task

TO DR Gary Gillespie, chief economist at the Scottish Government, has fallen the unenviable task of preparing a State of the Economy assessment just a month before the fateful independence referendum. Too downbeat an outlook might suggest Scotland is...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Carney forecast painted in broad strokes

Comment: Carney forecast painted in broad strokes

BANK of England governor Mark Carney must sometimes rue the day he imported "forward guidance" to Britain from his previous Canadian central bank perch. As that guidance has swung around in his near-14 months in the hot seat, he has been...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Give us grown-up answers not cheap bribes

Comment: Give us grown-up answers not cheap bribes

MORE than one in four people likely to vote in the independence referendum told a survey back in April that they didn't know enough to make an informed choice. With just a month until Scotland goes to the polls, that figure is unlikely to have...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Perthshire bistro taken over by 19-year-old

Perthshire bistro taken over by 19-year-old

A POPULAR Perthshire bistro is to gain a new lease of life

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Aberdeen base on the cards for FarrPoint
 
Entrepreneurs step up bid to tap into Scots talent

Entrepreneurs step up bid to tap into Scots talent

SCOTLAND is set to get its first "digital business accelerator" in a move designed to tap into its wealth of start-ups and spin-outs. Entrepreneurs Danny Meaney and Paul Gillooly are simultaneously launching dedicated accelerators under...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
How corpse brain scans help the living

How corpse brain scans help the living

Brainwaves: the invention of the brain scanner was as important as that of the telescope. Photograph: Paul Shambroom/Science Photo Library For thousands of years, direct studies of the human brain required the dead. The main method of study was...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Fertility groups defend free IVF treatment gift

Fertility groups defend free IVF treatment gift

ORGANISERS of an upcoming fertility conference which will offer those attending the opportunity to win a gift of one free £5,500 treatment have defended the gesture in the face of a barrage of complaints. Fertility Focus, an Edinburgh-based charity,...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 


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