Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s the start of a new financial year and with it a number of new tax changes and price hikes. Taking an Easter themed look through what all this means for the pound in your pocket Georgie Frost is joined by Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus we put the biggest retailers to the test with the annual Easter taste test.
There's a credit card frenzy as MBNA pips rivals with UK's longest ever (43 month) 0% balance transfer credit card. Its erupted in the last few days with four new cards offering 42 months or more interest free on balance transfers and that's before 2017 has even kicked off.
Andrew Hagger from moneycomms.co.uk is the man behind the research and joined Sue Dougan in the studio to tell us more.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. On today's show they discuss the latest offers in the credit card price war as well as the harmful effects of overwork. Plus the latest predictions for food price inflation in 2017. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Consumer writer Megan French from Money Saving Expert gives some advice for those affected by the collapse of GB Energy as well as discussing the pros and cons of PayPal for online Christmas shopping. Plus we have a roundup of the best deals the team have found this week.
Georgie Frost is joined by financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton. This week they take on the banks spying on their customers as well as discussing the value of homemade gifts and deliver the Sucker Punch to Black Friday.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by consumer editor of Good Housekeeping, Sara Benwell. Today they discuss the potential boost for digital infrastructure in tomorrow's Autumn Statement as well as the risks of online fraud when doing Christmas shopping. Plus why supermarkets could be introducing slow lanes for some customers. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Time is money, and so diners are calling for restaurants to speed up not only in service but also when it comes to payments. New technology holds the key to keeping up with customers' needs for speed, as diners call for bill-splitting apps and ways to make paying quicker and easier. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Sharon Manikon from Barclaycard to find out more.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Qiurk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. Today they discuss the big story of the day, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to extend his term by one year to help secure a profitable exit from Europe. Elsewhere, it's bad news for consumers as credit card debt grows at fastest rate since the financial crash. But the silver lining is that the number of mortgages approved for home buyers has surpassed economists' expectations and reached a three-month high. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio Joanna Faith, editor of YourMoney.com. On the agenda today, Chancellor Philip Hammond has declared he is considering dropping the autumn statement in order to reduce the treasury's role in government. Elsewhere, shocking new figures have claimed a quarter of us have as little as £1 in their bank account by pay day. And contactless technology has meant that consumers now prefer to use debit cards to make payments instead of hard cash. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the latest movements in the value of the pound as well as new reforms being made to pensions. Plus could we be closer to seeing the construction of HS2? All these stories and more on The News Review.