What might Scottish Independence mean for Pensions and Mortgages?

John Swinney, Scottish Finance Secretary: "Spending on social protection, which includes state and public pensions, is more affordable in Scotland than for the UK. Bringing control of pensions in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament would ensure future pension policy is set in...

Advice for First Time Buyers: Buying in Scotland

Most people employ a solicitor when buying a property because of the amount of money being spent and the complexity of contracts entered into. Solicitors are central to much of the property transaction, because they often market the property on behalf of...

Landlords Still Spending

Landlord investment in residential property has increased over the last three months despite a slight decrease in tenant demand, according to new research. The research carried out by ARLA suggests that the proportion of landlords who are currently increasing their net investment...
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"Bank of McMum and McDad" is favoured way to pay for Scots' property moves

One in six (16%) second steppers in Scotland are contemplating turning to the bank of mum and dad to plug the gap between the value of their first home and the cost of the house they would ideally move to, according to...
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'Flying' start for Help to Buy equity loan scheme

Around 4000 people have reserved a new home using the Equity Loan part of the Government's flagship Help to Buy scheme in just two months.   The Equity Loan scheme, launched on April 1, has already seen developers committing to increasing supply,...