And Finally



And finally... nickels and dimes

A local authority was left with a £48 million hole in its finances after it was convinced to accept 200 kilos of nickel in lieu of a massive debt.

Published 22 February 2019

And finally... fat cat

The cat of late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is set to "inherit" some of his $170 million fortune, according to reports.

Published 21 February 2019

And finally... lifestyle trumps pay for British employees

Professionals in London (73 per cent), Northern Ireland (64 per cent), the North & Scotland (63 per cent), and the Midlands & Wales (59 per cent) would all strongly consider relocating job roles if it provided a better lifestyle.

Published 20 February 2019

And finally… taxman branded ridiculous by judge over tax return penalty for homeless man

The HMRC’s decision to fine a homeless man who had filed his self assessment tax return late has been branded a ‘scandal’ and ‘ridiculous’ by a judge.

Published 19 February 2019

And finally... Natwest worker tells vegan customer she should be punched in the face

A customer who called a Royal Bank of Scotland subsidiary Natwest to apply for a loan was told "all vegans should be punched in the face".

Published 18 February 2019

And finally… Scots are anxious about their money manners

While some may believe manners are slipping in the 21st century, Scots are still concerned about appearing polite where cash is concerned, with 40 per cent of people from Scotland saying they are worried about committing a financial faux pas or appearing ill mannered when it comes to money, new research has revealed.

Published 15 February 2019

And finally... Cornish bank beef

Lloyds Bank has been accused of "institutional racism" for refusing to accept a customer’s cheque written in Cornish.

Published 14 February 2019

And finally… talk isn't cheap for Scotland's finance secretary

Scotland’s finance secretary Derek Mackay has spent almost £1000 of taxpayer’s money on public speaking lessons, it has been reported.

Published 13 February 2019

And finally... taxation < procreation

Women in Hungarian with four children or more are to be exempted for life from paying income tax, the country's prime minister has announced.

Published 12 February 2019

And finally... geriatric delinquents

An elderly crime wave appears to be sweeping Japan because pensioners are seeking jail time in a bid to save money.

Published 11 February 2019

And finally... Mastercard introduces sonic branding to world of invisible payments

Global payments firm Mastercard is to launch a "sonic brand identity" so that whenever and wherever consumers engage with Mastercard – via physical, digital or voice platforms – the "distinct and memorable Mastercard melody" will now be heard.

Published 8 February 2019

And finally... monumental ego

An English multi-millionaire is seeking to buy a mountain in Scotland for £12 million in order to carve faces into it in the style of Amercian landmark Mount Rushmore.

Published 7 February 2019

And finally… £1 Fife shopping centre sold

The shopping centre in Fife which was put up for auction with a reserve price of only £1, has been sold for £310,000.

Published 6 February 2019

And finally… the degradable PVC ‘bank card of the future’

Digital banking services provider Cashplus has announced the launch of the UK’s first payment card made from a new type of degradable PVC, offering its customers a more sustainable alternative to traditional plastic PVC debit and credit cards.

Published 5 February 2019

And finally... doubly obscene

A senior American politician has proposed introducing a new tax on online porn to help fund Donald Trump's planned wall along the southern US border.

Published 4 February 2019