CSCB is the trade association of the four major Scottish banks - Bank of Scotland, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank and Lloyds TSB Scotland. Their site gives a brief description of the major Scottish banks and an illustrated history of banking> and bank notes> in Scotland - banknotes issued by the three note-issuing banks in Scotland are the main currency in the country. There are also pages describing and illustrating Bank Note Design in Scotland. The banks also report on the number of New Businesses started each quarter in Scotland.
A history of banks and banknotes in Scotland and a growing number of pages with illustrations of current and older Scottish bank notes.
The oldest bank in Scotland has its own pages containing its 300 year history - and its modern innovations such as Internet Banking>. It was taken over by Lloyds Banking Group following the 2008 "credit crunch".
Clydesdale Bank was part of the National Australia Group> between 1987 and 2016. Clydesdale Bank was divested from National Australia Bank in early 2016 and its holding company CYBG plc, trades on the London and Sydney stock exchanges. CYBG plc's other banking business, Yorkshire Bank operates as a trading division of Clydesdale Bank plc under its banking licence. Its Web site allows you to apply for a wide range of services and get comprehensive information in downloadable PDF documents on a finance-related subjects ranging from budgeting or planning for retirement to selling your home.
The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland is the professional and educational body for the Scottish financial services industry. It was established in 1875 and is thus the oldest banking institute in the world. There are currently 13,000 members. The pages provide information about courses available for students and extracts from the Scottish Banker Magazine.
This is one of the largest sites about Scottish banknotes and coins, with over 100 images of Scottish banknotes and dozens of images of Scottish coins.
If you wish to purchase Scottish Banknotes from abroad you can find a number of links to companies doing this in Paper Money & Bank Note WWW Directory>, dedicated exclusively to international banknotes.
Scottish Amicable> Web site has product details and also tells you how to find your local Financial Adviser.
Standard Life plc> began in 1832 as a mutual assurance company but has expanded into mortgae and retail banking, healthcare and investments.
Direct Line> provides car and home insurance and was at one time a Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary. In 2006 it demutualised and floated on the London Stock Exchange and joined the FTSE 100 index.
All the well known UK Insurers are listed on this website allowing users to get quick online quotations allowing you to instantly compare prices for all types of insurances. The website is free to use. All Insurers featured on this website are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
Scottish Provident International Life Assurance company has products, press releases, daily prices, financial information about the company and job vacancies on their site.
One of the leading providers of life insurance policies in the UK. This life insurance cover provider is based in Edinburgh covering all of the UK market. There is a focus on critical illness cover ith Free Assurance Quotes. They offer many types of insurance to suit your personal needs.
This company has many years of experience in both corporate recovery and restructuring and in managing one of the largest and most successful personal insolvency businesses in Scotland. For both individuals and businesses needing help and advice, their initial conversations are free and without obligation. Services include business recovery advice aimed at owner managed businesses; helping avoid formal insolvency or ensuring the viable underlying business survives; insolvency assistance to debt recovery professionals. Also consultancy services and outsourcing for personal insolvency firms.
The Debt Advisory Centre Scotland provides expert debt advice as well as a wide range of debt solutions including trust deeds, debt management, debt consolidation, bankruptcy and the Low Income, Low Asset route into bankruptcy.
Debt help and resources to asist you to deal with debt problems.
Based in Glasgow, Farrell Financial Planning offers independent financial advice from the whole market place. As they are not tied to any particular financial product provider, they can find the best possible deal for you and your money.
Set up by Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) as a gateway to financial services in Scotland.
A Resource website for the UK with Advice, current financial news, guides to Independent Financial Advisers Guides, Personal Finance bank accounts, credit cards, insurance, investments mortgages pensions, property, savings, tax loans etc.
This is an information and communication portal for internal audit & risk management professionals throughout Scotland and beyond. The site has information on the internal audit services provided, briefing notes, audit news, events and links plus a dedicated forum.
Investment trust news and expert opinion from Baillie Gifford Investment Management. Baillie Gifford were founded in Edinburgh in 1908, and their head office remains there to this day. A useful resource for anyone who has even a casual interest in investing, or the economy as whole.
MLM is a niche insolvency practice offering specialist advice and solutions to a broad spectrum of financial problems. They aim to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field so that customers can be sure that the advice they get is technically excellent. And they don't just offer best advice but focus on the very specific needs of each of their customers to ensure that the suggested solution is absolutely right.
Scottish Financial Enterprise aims to promote the financial services sector in Scotland. Site contains useful information about banking, insurance and investment management companies located in Scotland.
Solway Credit Management provides discreet commercial credit management services to corporate clients. They help clients collect overdue and current accounts.
Speirs & Jeffrey is one of the UK´s leading independent stockbroking firms. Based in Glasgow, they offer a traditional, personal investment service to clients.
Tax IQ are Specialist Small Business Accountants & Tax Advisers in Edinburgh & East Lothian who can deal with your personal tax return, as well as business accounting, bookkeeping, tax and payroll for Sole Trader. They offer a self assessment tax return completion only service for taxpayers requiring a tax return and can act as your Agent and correspond with HMRC on your behalf creating Year End Accounts & Taxation returns.
People who fall into financial difficulties can chose to manage their debts with a Trust Deed. This type of Scottish debt arrangement is a voluntary agreement between people in debt and the people who are owed money and is best suited for people who have a regular income and who are able to commit to a repayment schedule which will become legally binding. It should not be confused with a debt consolidation loan. A Trust Deed aims to enable people living in Scotland who are financially struggling with debts (generally over £10,000) to manage their debts within a realistic timeframe.
Global Tax Reclaim have worldwide expertise reclaiming VAT from VAT authorities throughout Europe. One call to them could save your company thousands in unnecessary VAT on a yearly basis. They can look after the full procedure from organising and copying invoices to filing all the paper work. Vat (VAT rebate) can be claimed when the VAT is paid for services or travel expenses by Companies or Institutions outside their own country. If employees are attending business meeting or trade shows, for example, they will incur VAT, you are entitled to a refund of this VAT.
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