The "scandal" of the poorest people being excluded from basic and fairly-priced financial services must be ended, a House of Lords committee has urged.
It is a coin with 12 sides, but when the public finally get their hands on the new pound next week they may well be struck by its roundness.
Supermarket giant Tesco will unlock 100,000 of its coin-operated shopping trolleys after it failed to convert them in time for the circulation of the new �1.
We asked women how they have coped financially after having a baby, following a call by a trade union body for "decently paid" maternity leave.
A company logo is pictured outside a Tesco supermarket in Altrincham northern England, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo.