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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

And finally…Scottish diners are UK’s leading tippers

The weary stereotype of the stingy Scot may be well-known the world over, but new research has revealed that we are actually the most likely people in the UK to leave a tip.

Published 15 May 2015

And finally…Edinburgh teacher leaves chunk of £2m fortune to former school

A retired Scottish teacher has left a £2 million fortune to her former school in Edinburgh to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Published 14 May 2015

And finally…Eccentric millionaire issues new clue in hunt for $2m Rocky Mountain treasure chest

Thousands of people have joined the search for a chest full of gold coins and jewels hidden by a millionaire in America’s Rocky Mountains.

Published 13 May 2015

And finally...PwC Scotland cyclists gear up for 2,500 mile 'Ride the Nation' charity drive

Twenty one intrepid cyclists from PwC Scotland are gearing up join the UK firm’s ambitious Ride the Nation challenge, which will cover over 2,500 miles – including almost 300 in Scotland - raising funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health, the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow and PwC UKs race for £3million.

Published 12 May 2015