And Finally

And finally…Lloyds awards customer 3p cheque in PPI compensation

Lloyds Banking Group has been forced to defend its decision to award a former customer just 3p in payment protection insurance (PPI) compensation.

Published 8 June 2015

And finally…Teen's name change by deed poll cheaper than Ryan Air admin charge

A teenager travelling to Ibiza with budget airline Ryanair has avoided a £220 administrative fee by changing his name by deed poll.

Published 5 June 2015

And finally…Fraud of the gravest kind -women forges ex-husband’s signature to flog grave plot

A woman has been ordered to pay £4,250 to her ex husband after she forged his signature to sell the graveyard plot they had bought together whilst married.

Published 4 June 2015

And finally…Edinburgh pensioners £50,000 better-off than Glaswegians

New research has revealed a difference in the pension pots of people heading towards retirement in Edinburgh and those in Glasgow of over £50,000.

Published 3 June 2015

And finally…Going for gold - The Royal Mint unveils £20 a-time gold trading service

The Royal Mint is now giving everyone the chance to be gold speculators after yesterday launching a new bullion trading service that allows punters to buy tiny fractions of gold bars at prices as little as £20.

Published 2 June 2015

And finally…Taxman now accepting excuses for late returns, says HMRC

The taxman has this year let off people who have filed late tax returns from paying the usual £100 fine, but only if they have a “reasonable excuse”.

Published 1 June 2015

And finally...Artist sells screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos for $90,000

A photographer is courting controversy in American for selling screenshots of other people’s Instagram pictures for as much as $90,000 a-time.

Published 29 May 2015

And finally…Beer money – hipster charged £223,000 for six pack

A London man has been left in shock after he was hit with a huge bill of more than £200,000 for just six bottles of fancy beer.

Published 28 May 2015

And finally...Scots councils take in record £33m in parking charges and fines

Scottish local authorities raked in a record profit of more than £33 million last year from parking charges and fines.

Published 26 May 2015

And finally…Man jailed over £200,000 VAT fraud using non-existent farm

A man from Northern Ireland has been jailed after he claimed more than £200,000 in VAT refund cash even though he didn’t even own a farm.

Published 22 May 2015

And finally...Card mix-up makes Santander customer cross…stitch

A Santander customer who got so exasperated waiting for his new bank card to be sent to him has chosen to cross-stitched a replica and sent it to his bank.

Published 21 May 2015

And finally...500 Scots workers a Schuh-in for share of £25m bonus

More than 500 workers at Livingston-based footwear firm schuh are set to share in a £25m profit-related bonus.

Published 20 May 2015

And finally...The emergence of the 'bank of son and daughter'

Older borrowers who are falling foul of new strict lending rules are being refused mortgages and forced to rely on backing from their children, it has emerged.

Published 19 May 2015

And finally... pull the other one

A group of bell ringers at a church in Kent were forced to fill out a US tax form, hand over their personal bank details, and clarify their links with the nuclear power industry in order to open a bank account.

Published 18 May 2015