Challenger banks were hailed as the answer to the UK's troubled banking industry, forcing competition and making existing providers work harder to keep and win customers. These so-called challenger banks are keen to break into the market, to shake it up in a similar manner to the way we've seen small energy firms take on the 'big six' power companies. One of them is POCKIT, and their CEO and Founder, Virraj Jatania, joined Georgie to explain how they can break into the banks' top four.
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.
Joanna Faith, editor of YourMoney.com joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, unemployment figures have dropped by two thousand, are pensions safe after the BHS crash, people not knowing the price of their mortgages and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Victoria Leyton from Quidco joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, banks capping monthly unarranged overdraft charges, the Post Office plans to cut 600 jobs, gluten free diets high in fat and more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Sarah Pennells looks at credit card surcharges and why we still have to pay an extra 2.5% interest fee. This week's Young Money Champion, Amelia Murray, explains what the credit card charges are and why they are being changed this year. Helen Saxon, from Moneysavingexpert.com, debates whether credit card rewards are worth considering after cash back offers and loyalty incentives were reduced. Richard Koch, from the UK Cards Association, explains what further changes are being introduced next month.
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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This is Share Daily, a look back at some highlights from Share Radio over the last 24 hours. It's your opportunity to catch up with the best of Share Radio , where we bring you news and views on stocks and shares, talk to successful entrepreneurs and offer advice which could make and saves you money. Today: Good afternoon, I'm Fenella Fudge and this is Share Daily, a look back at some highlights from Share Radio over the last 24 hours. On today's show: Gold prices are soaring, followed closely by silver - we take a look at what's propelling that surge. Meanwhile, consumer confidence is plummeting amid fears of a Brexit, and the Hamburglar strikes again! (Or was it Mum and Dad?)
Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Sue Dougan in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today: Liberty House plans to submit a formal bid to buy Tata Steel's UK assets; There's a warning the so-called "bank of mum and dad" is being stretched to the brink; The charity Age UK is calling for banks to create age-friendly branches for less digitally aware older people; and finally, pregnant women and new mothers are said to be suffering increasing levels of unfair treatment at work.
These days, you can borrow or rent just about anything. Homes, cars, handbags, even pets! But how does it work, and what's important to think about when it comes to the fast growing sharing economy? Sarah Pennells is joined by Alex Stephany, a sharing economy expert, author of The Business of Sharing and Chief Executive of Just Park, Sam Stephens, the founder of Streetbank, and Tim Godwin, the Financial Director of Swishing Online, to help understand more about the sharing economy and to help answer some of your burning questions.
An increasing number of people are choosing to live together, rather than get married or form a civil partnership. But, while it’s becoming more commonplace, the legal status of cohabiting couples remains something of a mystery to most of us. Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Mary Marvel of Advicenow and Law for Life, Paula Myers, a lawyer with Irwin Mitchell, and over the phone by Christine Webber, a writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist, to discuss the various different issues moving in with a partner can have, and how best to deal with them.