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SVM offers cautious and balanced fund

SVM Asset Management will launch cautious and balanced managed vehicles next month. The funds will be headed by managing director Colin McLean together with co-founder Donald Robertson.


Proc fees set to be slashed

Independent mortgage consultant Kevin Duffy is warning that procuration fees could be cut in the next wave of belt tightening to hit the industry.

MPs lack business experience

Nearly three-quarters of politicians have no experience in business management or financial services, according to Parliamentary research.A study by research consultancy ComRes found that 72 per cent of MPs have never worked in business or financial services while only 21 per cent have more than five years experience and 13 per cent have 10 years […]

BTL buckles in the crunch

Until recently the buy-to-let sector was the one area that has held up under the pressure of the credit crunch. Lenders have been slower to tighten up criteria and restricting lending than in other sectors.

Happy while you work

Well we’ve had scorching weather (yes even up here in Scotland!) and now the Euros 2016 are on – you can’t blame people for wishing life was just one big holiday.  With all these distractions it sometimes feels like work just gets in the way of having a good time! But sunny day skivers are […]


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