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One frustrated user of the Southern rail franchise was refunded half of the cost of his season ticket this week. But instead of the refund coming from the train company it came from his credit card provider. What are your rights to plastic refunds for disrupted travel?

January is traditionally when lawyers see a spike in the numbers of couples who've decided to divorce. We look at the case where one wealthy husband has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn a ruling that he must give half his assets to his wife when they divorce. He says that £140m of his fortune is entirely due to his own skill and enterprise and he should be allowed to keep it.

According to the Office for National Statistics crime survey, nearly half of all crime reported in England and Wales is fraud and cybercrime. Whilst the numbers of these types of crimes are up, the numbers of cases passed to the police to investigate is down. We also report an update on the case of Nargess Sadjady who lost £12k to criminals but recorded the calls the fraudsters made to her.

And the whistleblower who has just won a 13-year "David and Goliath battle" against HSBC and the Financial Conduct Authority, resulting in a multimillion-pound compensation payout to thousands of people.

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Alex Lewis
Editor: Richard Vadon.

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Sun 22 Jan 2017 21:00

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