Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Simon McCulloch, commercial director at comparethemarket.com. Today they discuss the rise in online financial scams as well as how a payday lending business could be forced to pay back £35m to its borrowers. Plus is the cashless society making us spend more? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial expert Martyn James. Today they discuss recommendations from regulator Ofwat for greater competition in the water market as well as the growing prevalence of online fraud. Plus why Brits are more likely to trust their bank with biometric data than the government. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sara Benwell, Digital Editor of Pensions Insight, joins Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher to go through the day's financial news. Top on the agenda, shoppers are seemingly oblivious to this supposed Brexit uncertainty, as retail sales barely dip. Retail giant John Lewis is hardly basking in the glow, though, as pre-tax profits continue to plummet. Also on the show, nearly a third of homeowners have been put off moving because of stamp duty costs, and a record 44 Billion pounds were shelled out by British business this financial year.
It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction.
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
Sue Dougan is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the pressures from housing costs as well as proposals for a cap on instalment fees on prepayment energy meters. Plus will we see a realistic timetable for the delivery of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme?