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Office Of Fair Trading Takes Four Years To Discover Builders Are At It

THE Office of Fair Trading last night defended taking four years and millions of pounds to discover that builders might just be at it.

Everything We Sell Is A Cake, Claims M&S

MARKS and Spencer has launched a legal challenge against the Inland Revenue, claiming that every one of its 25,000 products is a cake.

Houses Worth Less Than The Bricks They Are Made Of

BRITAIN'S houses are now worth less as homes than they are as individual bricks, it was claimed last night.

Most Households Now Switching Energy Supplier Every 20 Minutes

MORE than 50% of British households are switching energy supplier three times an hour, according to an industry survey.

Banks Use Man-Eating Tigers To Deter New Borrowers

BRITAIN'S leading mortgage lenders are to deter new customers with a range of tactics including man-eating tigers and a huge Arab warrior armed with a mighty sword.

What's A Bank? Asks FSA

THE Financial Services Authority could be stripped of some of its regulatory powers after admitting it didn't know what a bank was.

Buy-To-Let Investors Age 1,000 Years In Four Seconds

THOUSANDS of buy-to-let investors are ageing 1,000 years in around four seconds after receiving the latest valuations of their rented properties.

Is Hbos Run By Scotsmen?

FINANCIAL watchdogs are to investigate malicious rumours that HBOS, one of Britain's leading banks, is run by filthy Scotsmen.