On Track Record with Sue Dougan today: Savings expert and head of communications at Scottish Friendly, Calum Bennie. Sue talks to Calum about his father’s work ethic, about working in marketing for a tour company to get his career underway, before embarking on a financial career with Britannia Life and onward to Scottish Friendly. His musical choices include The Smiths, Kate Bush and Crowded House - and you can hear an extended version this Saturday from midday, download it from the Share Radio website or iTunes.
Financial heavyweights, Lindsay Cook and James Walker from Resolver join Georgie in the studio. It's February 14th and whilst many will be celebrating Valentine's Day today - we decided to look at what happens when things turn out less than rosy, divorce. Rates in Britain are still the highest in Europe - so how can you protect yourself and your finances? On a more positive note we'll also be finding out which bank is winning the Golden Gloves this week plus how to get the best hotel room for your money.
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6bn loss as the aero-engine firm absorbs the effect of its £671m settlement with regulators for past bribery and corruption. It is also battling a weaker pound. Alongside this Rolls-Royce reported plans to launch its first fleet of crewless ships by 2020. The move has been criticised by workers' unions and analysts, who have voiced concerns over the impact on jobs and the reduction in protection from privacy. Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss the trials and tribulations of Rolls-Royce is Gaurav Sharma, Business Editor with the International Business Times.
Long-term incentive programs for FTSE bosses could be on the way out - reports from the FT say one-tenth of top companies will ditch such incentives. David Buik market commentator at Panmure Gordon joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain the story.
Co-op Bank is up for sale - why has the bank moved now and how can its ethical culture be retained? For more on this and the day's big market stories Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City index.
As the FTSE 250 posts another record high, is it down to pre-Brexit 'project fear' concerns easing? Plus flat consumer spending figures and UK employers relying on EU workers are already reporting staff shortages. Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, joined Ed Bowsher to talk through this and the day's big economic stories.
If you've never invested before, it's quite likely that you'll start off by putting some money into a stocks and shares ISA. But how do you invest in one, what should you invest in and how much should you put in? Sarah Pennells was joined by Michelle McGrade who's investment director at TD Direct Investing, and I'm also joined by Chris Justham from Seven Investment Management and Jeannie Boyle from EQ Investors.
Figures released today show that number of people having cosmetic procedures fell to just over 30,000 last year -- a fall of almost 40% on last year. But what are your rights when you have a procedure done - how do you choose a good plastic surgeon and what can you do if it all goes wrong? Sarah was joined by are Dr Uma Jeyanathan who is from Save Face, Judith Thomas-Whittingham who's head of clinical negligence at Stephensons solicitors Nilesh Sojitra, who is from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Martyn James who's an independent financial expert.
Dr Uma Jeyanathan, Judith Thomas-Whittingham, Nilesh Sojitra, Martyn James
On Saturday, the UN held its International Day for Women and Girls in Science, a day intended to bridge the gap between the number of men and women working across the scientific sectors. Despite efforts in the industry, the gender imbalance persists, especially as workers reach their thirties. To find out more, Sara Macham spoke to Dr Claire Sharpe, consultant nephrologist at King's College London and ambassador of Kidney Research UK's Women and Girls in Science campaign.
Labour is using its own pollster to gauge the popularity of potential successors to leader Jeremy Corbyn. The party insists it's a routine thing to do - but a source within Labour says it was "succession planning". It looked at what people think of shadow chancellor John McDonnell, and the relatively new MPs Angela Rayner and Rebecca Long-Bailey. Share Radio Morning's Sarah Pennells was joined by Peter Catterall, Reader in the History Department of the University of Westminster to discuss the latest political headlines of the morning.