Reviewing your finances can seem both daunting and somewhat redundant. If you know that you’re comfortable, that you have previously managed money effectively and that all your necessary bills have been paid, why commit the time and effort to something that may be fruitless? We believe th...

The coming weeks are crucial not only for us, as a country, preparing for Brexit but for the end of the tax year, too. Brexit is still uncertain and the results and actions towards them are completely out of our hands. However, although you may feel that it is much the same for your person...

Nothing flies by us quicker than a tax year. We celebrate Christmas and New Year and all of a sudden, it’s time for the tax deadline rush. For many people, this rush is considered to be an inevitability, just a painful, costly part of running a business. It’s become something of a routine ...

Planning for your financial future has never been simpler Less than half (39 per cent) of 25-39 year olds in Scotland consider putting money into a pension ‘important’. This isn’t surprising – when it comes to saving for our pensions, we tend to stick our heads in the sand, worried it’s a...

So, my best friend trusts me enough to get in a plane I am flying and I trust him enough to ask him to be a Godparent to one of my kids. So why would I think twice about signing a bit of paper that protects his future, his family as well as my own? Is it because I trust him too much? Is i...

An interesting discussion broke out in our office this week and it ended up with us talking about how fashions come and go and if you wait long enough even the worst items in your wardrobe will come back into fashion.  So how does this relate to business funding? Well, it’s simple, the “f...

  This list is a chance to showcase the activities we think deserve praise. By and large, we are looking at the snapshot of the past 12 months of a firm’s lifespan. But by the same token, projects that are only just bearing fruit after months or years of work will have also paid off. I...

The way we manage our money hasn’t changed in many years, as well as who we bank with. 80 per cent of us still put all our money in the hands of one of the Big Five – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Santander or Royal Bank of Scotland. But it could all be about to change, thanks to new regulation...

We’ve spent the last few months talking to our customers to understand what makes them tick, from their hopes, fears, and their expectations. Here, we round up your top questions. Keep reading to see if we’ve answered yours… Will Brexit affect my investments? We’ve already covered ...