And Finally

And finally…The rise of the ‘Lidl Class’ as cheap becomes cool

The UK’s middles classes are rejecting the supposed stigma attached to shopping at discount stores as they flock to outlets offering goods for a pound or less, according to a new report.

Published 14 April 2015

And finally…FBI places Scottish businessman on 'most wanted' list

The FBI has placed a Scottish businessman on its infamous "most wanted" list for allegedly defrauding customers and financial institutions in the US.

Published 13 April 2015

And finally…Half of Scots would wear workplace smartwatch, says PwC

As nation awaits the latest Apple gadget with eager tech-heads already placing their pre-sale orders, new research from PwC in Scotland has shown that almost half of Scots workers would consider wearing a smartwatch from their employer if their data was used to improve things such as working hours, stress levels and where they can work from.

Published 10 April 2015

And finally…Third of UK using mobile apps instead of cash

New research has found that nearly a third of Britons have used a mobile app to make payments.

Published 9 April 2015

And finally…Getting married? Have it your way

Global fast food giant Burger King is to pay for the wedding of a couple whose surnames are Burger and King.

Published 8 April 2015

And finally…Half of British men do nothing for charity

Just under half (48 per cent) of British men fail to support any good causes or get involved in social action in a typical month, according to figures released today by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Published 7 April 2015

And finally…Money can’t buy happiness but maybe bigger brains, claim scientists

Money can increase brain surface and intellectual performance, according to a new study.

Published 1 April 2015

And finally…BoS finds a quarter of Scots SMES still believe digital tech is “irrelevant”

A new survey of SMEs by Bank of Scotland has revealed that many of them still have a “blind-spot” and do not understand the benefits of new technology.

Published 1 April 2015

And finally…Survey shows Poles are the most “economically active” people in Scotland

Polish people are Scotland’s most economically active ethnic group.

Published 1 April 2015

And finally…A Level economics textbook is Bank of England library’s most popular

A high school text book on economics has been revealed as the most checked-out title at the Bank of England’s vast library.

Published 1 April 2015

And finally…Stunned NatWest customer finds £1.25m in his account –and told to keep it

A NatWest customer who found £1,245,000 in his bank account due to a mysterious error was told by the bank that it wouldn't take it away.

Published 26 March 2015

And finally…Diner releases rat to blag free meal

A man who let his pet rat out in a restaurant in an attempt to scam a free meal was caught on CCTV releasing the beast from his pocket.

Published 24 March 2015

And finally…Clydesdale leads way with UK’s first plastic bank notes

Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank is to become the first to produce mainland UK plastic banknotes.

Published 23 March 2015

And finally…The £27m diamond watch that turns into a ring

A London-based jeweller has created a novel, diamond-clad timepiece that transforms effortlessly into £27 million ring.

Published 20 March 2015