After Black Friday and Cyber Monday you may be suffering a spending hangover. Feeling guilty? Well why not get involved in Giving Tuesday. What is it? Well, it's global day calling on people to 'do good stuff' for charity by giving their time, voice or cash, to a good cause. To get more of an insight, Georgie was joined in the studio part of the Money Blogger Community - Andy Webb of the Be Clever With Your Cash blog.
Georgie Frost is joined in the ring by financial journalists Lindsay Cook and James Walker. This week, they take a look at the recurring issue of PPI claims and should families consider Secret Santa’s to cut spending on gifts this Christmas? Plus, who will win the sucker punch awards?
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story of the day, Ofcom has told BT it must be partially broken up as it's not doing enough to meet competition rules. Elsewhere, Black Friday has helped the boom for shops and online retailers as Visa says Brits spent more than £2billion pounds on its cards dduring the American phenomenon. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Gooch & Housego is involved in photonics technology. Its expertise extends from research through the development of prototypes to volume manufacturing, and enables innovation and effective manufacturing in the aerospace & defence, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors. On the day of the company’s latest interim results, its CEO Mark Webster joined Share Radio.
James Rickards is the Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Group and a New York Times best seller. His new book "The Road to Ruin" is the third volume of a projected quartet. This book argues how 'the elites' are planning the next financial crisis. So just who are these elites, and how are they linked to the international financial system? James joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss his stance.
A tax break given to Boeing to develop a new airliner has been ruled a banned subsidy by the World Trade Organisation. The decision saw both Boeing and European rival Airbus claiming a victory in the long-running battle between the plane-makers. The WTO said Washington State gave the plane-maker a prohibited subsidy by halving the tax rate in an inducement to develop the company’s 777X airliner there. For more, Howard Wheeldon, of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
In a big week for banks, we'll get a much-awaited snapshot of how well our best-known banks may hold up if there's another economic downturn, with the reveal of the Bank of England's "stress tests" results. Meanwhile, a conference being held in the City of London will hear that investors can use simple techniques to pick out the higher quality banks for themselves. Share Radio Breakfast's Nigel Cassidy has been hearing from Bruce Packard, a banking industry specialist from the Lafferty Group, who will lead the conference debate.
The number of jobseekers been conned in recruitment scams are on the rise. Scams reported in the last year have risen by 300 percent. Vulnerable jobseekers are being tricked into losing money in fake job applications or scammed into paying for fake police checks, visas, travel and training, which are not required. James Innes, founder of the CV centre is in the studio to explain to Georgie why this is a massive issue.
Do you have enough saved for retirement? In many cases especially for those who ought to be closest to the milestone, the answer is no. A new study found over a million people are set to retire on less than £9,500 a year. For more information, Nigel People from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association joined Georgie on the line.
How would you apologise to someone? There is no better way to say you're sorry than by buying a gift. However, this easing of conscience can rack up quite the price tag. We spend on average of £111 a year on apologising. With that being expensive, wouldn't an apology or making a nice meal be cheaper and perhaps go a long way? Well, to find out, Georgie was joined in the studio by Abigail Sutton from TopCashback.co.uk.