This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on the established banks, the dinosaurs of British finance... Will it be the Golden Gloves, or the Sucker Punch, for one of Britain's leading travel companies? And finally, a perennial pet peeve of Brits in the States – Tipping
Georgie Frost is joined by Sarah Benwell, digital editor of Pensions Insight. Today they discuss the latest inflation figures and their impacts on rail fares. They also take a look at the latest blow to savers as Lloyds join Santander in cutting interest rates. Plus the pay structures of Sports Direct and Deliveroo under scrutiny. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss new orders for customers to be refunded for mistakes in gas meter readings as well as the launch of the government's new life time ISA. With 90% of adults across the country now shopping online they also look at the issues around the growing amount of shopping going missing each year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Once again, it's time for the This is Money podcast. Every week, in partnership with NS&I, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up to go through all the finance stories you need to know this week. Georgie is joined in the studio by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss. We’re going to be talking about the latest CMA report- could we be seeing a range of new apps to make choosing and switching bank accounts easier? And on top of that, the Bank of England cut in interest rates has caused a number of impacts since last week with some good news for first time house buyers but more worrying for savers, we’ll be looking at the effects on mortgages and pensions. Meanwhile the Bank of England has said it wants to encourage investors to take 'more risk'. So how can you make money in this post-Brexit Britain without gambling your nest egg away? And finally we’ll be tackling the perennial topic of inheritance tax. This is Money is presented by George Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined by Kevin Pratt, editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the latest trends in UK house prices as well as the importance of travel insurance when holidaying abroad . Keeping with the theme of property they also talk about bad neighbours and the effect this can have on property values. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Harrison Kelly from TSB. Today they look at the ongoing strike by Southern Rail workers and the potential for a return to work. With more than a third of people under 35 saying they regret going to university because of their debts they also discuss whether university is worth the cost. Elsewhere they find out what happens to the drinks bottles confiscated by airport security. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by independent money expert Martyn James. Today they look at the Competition and Markets Authority's calls for a technological revolution from high street banks. Staying with banking there are also fears of a further cut in interest rates which dropped to 0.25% last week. Meanwhile housing chairty Shelter have suggested working families in England are so stretched financially that one in three couldn't afford to pay their rent or mortgage.
The Competition and Markets Authority has unveiled a package of measures to "shake up retail banking for years to come". To discuss the measures, James Sherwin-Smith, CEO of Growth Street, which started the APR4SMEs campaign earlier this year, joined Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Time again for This is Money, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up with NS&I to close off a turbulent week, with the best of financial advice and analysis. Yes, it has been a turbulent week, with Natwest veering towards negative rates, Santander rolling back the UK's most popular current account, and Lloyds scrapping more of their workforce. Can savers find their way through it all? Well, we'd better hope so, as the issue this week most pressing is the FCA's findings that over 5 million credit cards may never be paid off, and around 1.4 million people are barely making any repayments at all. In short, we're drowning in plastic. But the first step is educating ourselves, and this podcast is the place to start!
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
The FTSE 250 lender, Virgin Money, saw 35% wiped off its share value after Britain voted to leave the EU, that in spite of a record first quarter. On the day of the company's half-year results, Dr Ronan Lynch, Director of the Global Knowledge Centre at the banking consultancy Lafferty Group, was on hand to discuss the numbers and the performance of challenger banks in general.