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Latest News - William Robins

Standard Life commits to Scotland but braces for further change

Standard Life has braced investors for further constitutional change in Scotland.

Lloyds domiciles TSB in England ahead of Scottish vote

Lloyds Banking Group is to relocate TSB Bank to England from Scotland, ahead of the new bank's planned £1.5 billion float

Scottish fund firms face multi-million pound bill for independence

Financial trade body Scottish Financial Enterprise has warned that Scottish funds groups would have to pay for a brand new regulatory and consumer protection regime if independence form the UK goes ahead.

Labour to unveil banking break-up plans

Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise a 'reckoning' in a speech today detailing plans to break-up the high street banks.

Pension charge cap to be delayed for a year

Plans to cap charges on auto-enrolment pension schemes will be pushed back at least 12 months.

FCA admits 'lessons learned' from timing of Sipp review

The Financial Conduct Authority has admitted the timing and deadline of a questionnaire that formed the basis of a thematic review into the Sipp market, had not been thought through by its predecessor the Financial Services Authority.

Aberdeen chief Gilbert takes seat on gov't financial services board

Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert has been appointed to the board of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board, created by the government to promote investment.

FCA hits banks with £1.3bn bill in new mis-selling scandal

Banks have agreed a £1.3 billion compensation fund for customers mis-sold credit card insurance.

HMRC loses appeal over Tenon tax avoidance scheme

HM Revenue & Customs has lost an appeal over an insurance-based tax avoidance scheme promoted by accountancy and advisory firm Tenon.

Fernando Torres faces £2m tax bill over Twilight film scheme

Footballer Fernando Torres could be hit with a £2 million tax bill for investing in a scheme that helped fund the Twilight films.

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Tesco, Japan and the rise of the central banker

 Libby Ashby and leading wealth managers scrutinise the food retail sector, Japan’s consumption tax hike and political risk in the markets.

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Colin McLean's mid-cap picks

The SVM director and fund manager on his pick of the UK mid-caps.

Profile: Psigma's Edinburgh boss on why he is in Scotland long term

Profile: Psigma's Edinburgh boss on why he is in Scotland long term

When Tim Wishart agreed to launch an Edinburgh office for Psigma he was not expecting to  head the company’s first overseas team

Profile: why Chris Wyllie joined Connor Broadley

Profile: why Chris Wyllie joined Connor Broadley

Professional footballers are not renowned for their financial acumen, but former Millwall player James Connor is an exception to the rule