On the show this week, we're taking a look back at the very best of our weekly financial analysis and commentary, in partnership with NS&I, over the past few months. And what a few months it has been! From Brexit to the Bank of England rate cuts, and don’t forget the BHS and Sports Direct scandals. We’re going to take you back, and get some perspective on it all. Maybe it will start to make sense... We'll also be looking at the major takeover of Britain’s own ARM holdings, a much-loved current account getting its rates slashed, and the best and worst of Great British Auto Manufacturing.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
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Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss claims landlords are letting properties on Airbnb instead of to long term tenants as well as the latest cut in interest rates from peer to peer lender Zopa. Plus they look at new research which finds only two models of car achieve the fuel efficiency they advertise. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nick Peters is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss the strength of Britain's bars and restaurants as consumer spending rises as well as the growing issue of debt amongst young people. Plus we find out why Croydon has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley of south London". All these stories and more on The News Review.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on debt and pay day loans. Will it be the Golden Gloves or the Sucker Punch for train companies? Plus should we be borrowing from friends and family?
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 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.
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.
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. On the agenda today, of course, The Bank of England cut interest rates as many of us predicted. We're not going to pat ourselves on the back too much for that one, but some prognosticating is definitely in order. How will this affect us in the long run? Cuts to existing savings rates have left savers nervous, and things are not looking good on the property market, as homeowner levels have dropped to their lowest in 30 years. Is this the worst time for a rate cut? We'll also be running through the new deadline for PPI claims, and Simon's round-up of the best and worst of Great British Autos. This is Money is presented by George Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
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.