Fish fight

Fish fight

Fishing rights

French fishing boats have accused the UK of playing politics with fishing rights, after three quarters of small vessels were denied permission to fish in British waters. It’s a fraught issue; earlier this year both France and the UK dispatched patrol boats to Jersey to monitor a protest flotilla of French trawlers.

Claim against BT

2 million customers who may have been overcharged for their landline by BT will have their day in court. The £600 million case has been approved for a full trial next month. If it’s successful, affected customers could receive £500 each in compensation.

Crypto hamster triumphs

Traders, take note: a hamster is beating human crypto investors with his tactical trades. His lifetime performance is up 20%. Mr Goxx makes trading decisions by running on his “intention wheel” and running through either the “buy” or “sell” tunnel in his cage. And if you’re looking to learn from the master, you can watch his livestream on Twitch.

Mortgages restart

Lending has increased again in August, after a post-stamp duty holiday blip earlier this summer. Overall lending went up by £5.3 billion, although the number of mortgage approvals dipped slightly. 74,453 mortgages were approved in total in August.