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.
We're going to be talking about Base Rates remaining steady, despite indications to the contrary - is the Bank of England our unreliable boyfriend? And dreams of owning a home are disappearing for lower-income families, as small-deposit mortgages are drying up amid post-Brexit nerves.
And that's not the only bad news for would-be buyers this week, sneaky estate agents are re-posting listings to make them look much fresher than they are. And finally, we'll be running through Parking Rage, the best cities to live and work, and certain coins that could make you a mint.
This is Money is presented by George Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
In 1966, Barclays sent out over a million credit cards to customers. And so began a revolution in the way we shop and pay for goods. None of the customers had asked for these cards - and it was an entirely new product in the UK. Many of those who received these credit cards were women, and it meant that women could get credit without having to get a man to sign for it or act as a guarantor. Sarah Pennells and her guests discuss how credit cards have changed over the past 50 years and look at current rates and deals available.
On this edition of This Is Money, Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss are in to talk more Brexit fall-out, of course; will Mark Carney’s reassuring tones be enough to steady the ship, as Sterling falls further than we've seen since Walter Mondale was a relevant cultural reference?
We’ll also be looking at property fund lockouts, and why you should NEVER trust them with your pension. And stay tuned to the end as we have a rare win for the little guy, to the tune of £19 Billion!
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I, and hosted by Georgie Frost.
And we're back for round two of This is Money's Brexit Special, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week, we're going to be taking a closer look at how the referendum will be affecting your own personal finances. We'll also be looking at migration, travel costs, and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's attempts at reassurance. But it's not all Brexit! Life does, after all, go on. We'll be taking a look at the ins and outs of buying a 2nd-hand car, wonder if the millennials will be able to survive the coming economy, and there'll also be a quiz for keen-eared listeners.
This is Money, presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I
Pockit is a Digital bank alternative for low income, under served bank consumers in the UK. They've already got over 60,000 customers and are processing more than a quarter of a million transactions every month. Linda Lewis meets its founder, Virraj Jatania, who explains how the company works, how it was set up and their company values.
Sarah Pennells conducts a Brexit special analysis ahead of the EU referendum next week. Sarah and her guests look at how the vote will affect the currency, markets, travelling abroad and personal finance. Nina Schick, from Open Europe, demystifies any major Brexit facts and figures; Michelle McGrade, from TD Direct Investing, discusses the stock market, banks and trade deals; while Julia Rampen, Deputy Editor at Mirror Money Online, looks at whether the value of the pound will fall.
t's estimated that almost half of first time buyers get some sort of help when they're buying their first property. And according to Legal and General, the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' will finance one in four of all property purchases this year. But what are the different ways family members can help someone buy their first property? Sarah Pennells is joined by our Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, and guests Lina Bourdon from City and Country Financial Services, Andrew Montlake, founder of Coreco Mortgages, and David Hollingworth from London and Country Mortgages, to help share tips for first time buyers.
If you started university in England in September 2012 or later, you’ll come under the new tuition fees and student loan regime. That means you’re likely to have graduated with tens of thousands of pounds of debt. So how do you start to go about paying that back? Sarah Pennells is joined by our Young Money Champion, James Connington from the Telegraph’s Personal Finance Team, James Seymour from the Complete University Guide and Ani Bailey from NASMA, the National Association of Student Money Advisers, to share tips and advice on how to tackle rising interest rates on hefty student loans.