Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.
In the spotlight
The new 12-sided £1 coin arrives this month, and you will only have six months to offload the old ones. It’s also just 10 weeks until paper £5 notes are history, writes Rupert Jones.
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