And Finally

And finally... doth make cowards of us all

A mystery donor handed over €32,000 to tax collectors with a note identifying it as "conscience money".

Published 4 March 2019

And finally… social media tax sparks internet exodus

Millions of people in Uganda are boycotting the internet after a new social media tax was imposed in the African nation.

Published 1 March 2019

And finally... not impressed

A London-based banker has been awarded £500,000 in damages after successfully suing the architect he claimed did not deliver the “wow factor” when he built a home cinema suspended above an indoor swimming pool at his £7 million home.

Published 28 February 2019

And finally... time's up for Merrill Lynch

The century- old Merrill Lynch brand is to disappear from the world of investment banking.

Published 27 February 2019

And finally... 'Big Short' protagonist launches UK fund

Steve Eisman, the American investor who made a fortune by predicting the sub-prime mortgage crisis that precipitated the global crash of 2008, and portrayed by Hollywood's Steve Carell in the acclaimed film 'The Big Short' depicting his exploits, is setting up shop in the United Kingdom.

Published 26 February 2019

And finally... Goldman and Apple to team-up for digital credit card

A new credit card that would link users to new smart features on the iPhone is being cooked-up by tech giant Apple and investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Published 25 February 2019

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