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Sterling slides on shock Scottish independence poll

Scottish independence appears closer than ever after a Sunday Times poll put the Yes campaign in the lead for the first time.

With the vote set to take place in less than two weeks’ time, the YouGov survey put campaign in favour of independence on 51 per cent against the No camp on 49 per cent.

The shock poll result has seen the value of sterling drop against both the euro and the dollar this morning.

There remains uncertainty about the impact a Yes vote would have on savers, investors and financial services companies throughout the UK.

Prime Minister David Cameron has previously warned independence would damage financial services firms north of the border.

In July, Money Marketing reported how uncertainty around whether UK financial products will be supported in an independent Scotland could force Scottish-based platforms to register their companies elsewhere.


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