And Finally



And finally...dram pricey! - auction house values bottle of rare whisky at nearly £1m

A bottle of the extremely rare whisky is to be auctioned at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on 3 October with an estimated price of £700,000-900,000.

Published 25 September 2018

And finally...life insurance firm offers chance to lower premiums through health monitoring apps

In a departure from the traditional life insurance business model, American firm John Hancock's life insurance policies will adopt a behaviour change platform that rewards customers for the everyday steps they take to live longer, healthier lives.

Published 24 September 2018

And finally...Australian lender introduces cardless phone ATM

Customers of major Antipodean lender ANZ can now leave their wallets at home and withdraw cash from the bank's ATMs with their mobile phones via Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Published 21 September 2018

And finally...prospects low for 'high tide' speculators, warn cops

Police have issued a warning to beachgoers in America's sunshine state not to take home giant bundles of cannabis that have started washing up on Florida's coast.

Published 20 September 2018

And finally...cash given The Boot in first for UK pub

A traditional English pub has become the first in Britain to go cashless.

Published 19 September 2018

And finally...Tory who protested banking corruption by refusing to pay council tax suspended by party

A castle-dwelling Aberdeenshire councillor has been suspended by the Conservative Party for a year after he admitted that he deliberately missed his council tax payments.

Published 18 September 2018

And finally...'Tinder for bankers' launched

American lender Umpqua bank is rolling out a new mobile app described as Tinder for bankers, offering users the capability of selecting their own personal banker from a host of mugshots and profiles.

Published 17 September 2018

And finally... indecent proposal

An Italian priest has called for the introduction of a "cleavage tax" on brides who wear wedding dresses with plunging necklines.

Published 14 September 2018

And finally...soup du poor

A popular Chinese restaurant chain has seen its market value plummet by $190m (£145m) this week after a dead rat was found in one of its customer’s soup.

Published 13 September 2018

And finally...Scottish advice centre introduces 4-day working week

A major advice centre in Scotland has introduced a four-day working week for its staff to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism.

Published 12 September 2018

And finally...Perth hotel to accept new cryptocurrency established by Scot

Landmark Perth Hotel, The Lovat, has announced it will start accepting a recently launched cryptocurrency as payment from customers, with the aim of future proofing the hotel.

Published 11 September 2018

And finally... Sister Act

A group of activist nuns is buying stock in gun companies in an effort to compel manufacturers to detail how often their products are used in mass shootings.

Published 10 September 2018

And finally...fintech finally enters the dictionary

The word fintech has finally been entered into the Merriam-Webster dictionary after after decades of usage having been accepted to have entered the general vocabulary.

Published 7 September 2018

And finally…Amazon passes $1trn milestone

Online retail giant Amazon has (briefly) become the second US-listed firm to have a market value of more than $1 trillion (£779bn).

Published 6 September 2018

And finally...compulsive social media browsing costs young Scots £316m worth of savings a year

Social scrolling is not only draining young Scots time, but also leaving a dent in their pockets according to new research from Barclays.

Published 5 September 2018