A third of Scottish finance professionals believe that a successful independence referendum would have a negative effect on the country, according to a poll at the FSE in Glasgow.
This is despite recent figures revealing that support for independence now stands at its highest ever level.
The latest ScotCen’s Social Attitudes Survey found that 46% of Scottish voters now back Nicola Sturgeons’s calls for independence.
However Scottish finance professionals were more hawkish. A third 33% said the impact would be negative whilst 17% claimed it would be a positive. 50% were uncertain as to what impact independence would have.
The Scottish Parliament is this week expected to vote in favour of demands for a Section 30 Order from Westminster, which is needed for Holyrood to hold a legally-binding ballot.
A date in Spring 2019 is being mooted for the vote but is a long way from being confirmed.
The FSEGlasgow event is taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow today.