Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and Good Housekeeping's consumer editor Sara Benwell discussed how London has topped the tables as having the most expensive public transport in the world. Plus they look at how work has begun on 65 new trains set to boost capacity and reduce journey times on the East Coast Main Line. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy, and Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit joined Georgie Frost in the studio. Our question is: In the last 2 years, what do you think has been the biggest financial event? And the guys discussed the biggest market headlines they've come across this morning.
Welcome to the This is Money show on Share Radio. From major supermarkets to micro-entrepreneurs we’ll be focusing on businesses big and small. Growing competition, inflation and a weak pound are all spelling problems for the retail sector whilst plans to scrap tax breaks threaten small businesses with bigger bills. Running through the various other issues from 4G to the strength of the high street Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus how the new, forgery proof pound coin might not prove as secure as hoped.
Today on the agenda, Sue Dougan and personal finance expert Martyn James discussed how Facebook is hiring 3,000 more staff to police its content. Plus they look at how it's finally the end for the old paper five pound note. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Starting with the French elections this morning. Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have clashed in a TV debate ahead of Sunday's vote. Moving away from the elections, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says it was wrong to suggest Brexit would be a fast and painless process with no impact on people’s lives. He's highlighted the rights of EU citizens, the final divorce settlement, and the Irish border question as the key issues that must be addressed.
Joining Sue Dougan to go through the latest market headlines was Nigel Cassidy and it's been a busy morning of company announcements. We've heard from a number of major companies. Starting with Morrisons and Next.
This morning Georgie was joined by Dr. Kris Naudts, Culture Trip's founder and CEO. Kris, is a former academic psychiatrist turned media entrepreneur and his company Culture Trip was recently named as one of Forbes 2017 Fast-Growing British Companies to Watch and has received $20M in funding from investors PPF Group.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial Management discussed how British consumers have been hit by a total of 300-million pounds worth of unarranged overdraft fees. Plus they look into why mobile 4G coverage "varies widely" across the UK - and is worse that Estonia and Peru. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb. This week they take on the malfunctioning smart meters charging people as much as seven times their normal bill. Plus why insurance companies are getting the sucker punch this week and is it really a good idea to pay off your student debt?