Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s been another Super Thursday for the Bank of England as Mark Carney announced upgraded growth forecasts whilst still clinging doggedly to a rock bottom base rate. So good news or bad news? Despite the Governor’s optimism some are warning of a general slowdown to come which will hit the poorest households hardest, particularly given the lack of people able to save at the moment. Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to consider some of new alternative investments available from mini-bonds to a new high street peer to peer lender. Plus we find out where money’s really made with a look inside the Royal Mint. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
The must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing our magazine to your ears. On this week's episode writer Tom Wilson and editor Moira O'Neill join Georgie Frost in the studio. They start of looking at pensions. Can people trust themselves with their pension pot or is there too much of a temptation to plunder it early? On the topic of who to trust with your savings they also discuss the use of robot portfolio managers. Plus the latest online scams and how to avoid them.
Pride is at maximum capacity this week, as the team from This is Money take Financial Website of the Year at the Headline Money Awards, and our very own Georgie Frost picked up Financial Broadcaster of the Year. After a couple of minutes of self-congratulating, It’s time to get back to the real money talk that got us the awards in the first place. Mark Carney has warned that Brexit could have devastating effects on the UK economy, though it’s bad news for under-30s no matter what, as they’ll be the first generation to be worse off than their parents. We’ll also be looking at Challenger Banks, are they really different from the big guys? And finally, Simon indulges his love of American muscle.
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Kicking off the news of the week, Share Senior Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss Osborne's impending Brexit warning, to wonder where all the shoppers going from the high street have gone, and why so many Britons are living at home.