MacKenzie Bezos, the ex-wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, has promised to give half of her £29bn fortune to charity.
Published 29 May 2019
The new left-wing government in Mexico has hailed the success of a “Robin Hood” auction it has held of dozens of luxury cars seized from criminals to raise money for its social welfare programmes.
Published 28 May 2019
A city which introduced the world's first tax on digital streaming services, dubbed the "Netflix tax", has finally started to collect significant amounts of money from the measure.
Published 27 May 2019
Social media giant Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, according to reports.
Published 24 May 2019
New academic research has revealed that school pupils in the UK are becoming increasingly unable to work out change, with physical money rapidly becoming an alien concept to them.
Published 23 May 2019
Three schoolchildren who sued a shop for defamation after being accused of stealing and opening a packet of biscuits have won their case.
Published 22 May 2019
A billionaire American technology investor left a graduating class of students in Atlanta, Georgia, in sock on Sunday after announcing in his speech to them that he will pay off all of their student loans.
Published 21 May 2019
Belgium's former king will be fined €5,000 a day until he agrees to take part in a court-ordered paternity test. King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013, was ordered last year to submit to a DNA test after a woman claimi
Published 20 May 2019
Nearly two million UK adults have barely half an hour of free time a day, because of the dual challenges of caring for younger and older relatives.
Published 17 May 2019
The Church of Scotland says it is now adapting to the increasing number of people choosing to make payments by card by rolling out a new “contactless collection plate”.
Published 16 May 2019
A taxpayer was left baffled by a letter from HMRC demanding a sum of £0.01 for the 2017/18 tax year.
Published 15 May 2019
Major funeral firm Dignity has warned that its profits are likely to decline this year because fewer people in Britain have died than they expected.
Published 14 May 2019
The rise of financial technology has long come under fire for alienating the generation of baby boomers and and their parents who lack the tech savvy necessary to participate in what has been a revolution for the banking industry.
Published 13 May 2019
A blunder by HMRC bosses left almost a third of MSPs without status as Scottish taxpayers, it has emerged.
Published 10 May 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has admitted 46 million of the most widely circulated banknotes in the country contain a typo.
Published 9 May 2019