A 20 billion euro bailout for the world’s oldest bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena, now looks inevitable. Monte has seemingly failed to pull off a last-ditch rescue plan, proving unable to find an anchor commercial investor for an offer of new shares. Bankers said a private sector deal to swop debt for shares would only have raised €1.7 billion, far short of the overall amount needed. The Italian Senate's approval followed an announcement by the troubled bank that it expects to burn through €11 billion in just four months, a sum it was thought would last 11 months. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been getting the lowdown on Monte's plight from industry specialist Philip Alexander, Regulation Editor at Risk.net.
Christmas - a time for family, but what about those who are divorced? Holidays throw up all sorts of potential conflict when it comes to custody arrangements. And according to Law firm Slater and Gordon millions of dads - in fact almost thirty percent- are losing out on seeing their kids this Christmas. Georgie Frost spoke to Hannah Cornish, a family lawyer from Slater and Gordon on how to resolve conflicts ahead of time with the least distress.
This week Georgie Frost was joined by Money Saving Expert consumer writer Megan French. They’re looking into missing parcel deliveries and medicines that cost three times more than others that are essentially the same. And not to mention a roundup of the latest and best deals the team have come across this week.
Two mums have collaborated by writing and self-publishing a definitive guide to blogging. One of those bloggers Lynn James AKA ' Mrs Mummypenny' and author of the book 'Blogging your way to riches' joined Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss how to make money off a blog and how to make it a full-time job.
This week, Editor Moira O'Neill and deputy editor Helen Knappman are here to discuss with Georgie giving gift cards this Christmas; introducing some of next year’s awards from Moneywise and the prizes up for grabs.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share's very own Senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today on the agenda, they discuss the danger of drones and pensions. Plus Supermarkets are selling out of ready-prepared Christmas dinner in a box. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by finance and consumer rights expert Martyn James. Today on the agenda, they discuss the British Airways and Weetabix strikes. Plus our UK foodbanks filling up this season. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Have you ever fantasised about leaving your job and starting your own business? Well that's exactly what one investment banker did after being made redundant in 2013. She didn't head back to the city but decided to do something completely different! Lavinia Davolio set up a sweet business--Lavolio Boutique Confectionery and has gone on to supply Fortnum and Mason, Ocado and Amazon and joined Georgie Frost in the studio.
More feisty fisticuffs from Money Fight Club with financial heavyweight Lindsay Cook; this week estate agency fees are in the firing line along with charities that hound us after making a donation, and if we should boycott the companies that are shrinking the Christmas sweet contents yet not reducing the price.
We've certainly seen plenty of stories about new developments in robotics and AI across different industries. Science fiction is filled with examples of highly advanced robots replacing humans and taking over the world but could they be starting with your job? According to one study about 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of automation over the next 20 years. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to UK Think-tank Future Advocacy’s founder Olly Buston to investigate what the future holds for the job market in this robotic age.