In Marketing Watch this week Nick Started by speaking with Rick Hirst, CEO of one of Britain’s leading advertising agencies Carat, And questioned whether he thought Channel 4's accusation of the BBC's highly popular Great British Bake off was a huge risk.
Then Nick spoke with Guy Phillipson, from the Internet Advertising Bureau about how Adblock Plus, will start allowing ads that it finds acceptable on your browser without your knowledge.
With a new £5 note and £1 coin soon coming into circulation, Sarah looks at all the ways we can pay. Contactless payments are on the rise, but the vast majority of transactions are still done with cash. But what is legal tender, what’s the future for cheques and what do you do with all that loose change you’ve collected?
What do you do if you have large debts or haven’t paid off your mortgage, but retirement is just round the corner? Sarah looks at your options are if you owe money and how mortgage lenders will look at you if you’re heading towards retirement.
Fiona Tait, Nigel Waterson, Sara Williams, Jane King
Welcome to This is Money, presented in partnership with NS&I. On this episode we're seeing the quicksand deepening for savers, as another base rate cut looms, and savings rates plummet through the floor. Bad news especially those under 30, the so-called Millenials or YOLO Generation. But is it their fault they know so little about money, and have even less hope for the future? We'll also be looking at some spare change that could bring you a mint, critical illness insruance that doesn't necessarily cover you for critical illnesses, and the greatest weapon in the fight against scammers: Information.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week personal finance writer Sam McFaul joins Georgie Frost to explain how to avoid scammers and make sure you're not overpaying council tax. Plus a round up of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
Despite the fears around Brexit the latest stats suggest the referendum decision has had little impact on our shopping habits. In fact consumer confidence bounced back in August as we abandoned our plans to save. So just how confident are the public in their finances and should we be more cautious?
This week, Nick looks at how 54,000 women are still being forced out of their jobs after having a baby, talks to the authors of The Glass Wall, discusses the importance of people in business and discovers how your office might be making you sick.
Nick talks to Chris about the rise of in-house marketing departments and how they are having to create digital content ever more quickly in order to keep up with online audiences. And he hears from Ed, a native Australian who’s travelled the length and breadth of Britain in order to understand how companies just aren’t getting their marketing right.
This week Sarah looks at how ISAs work. What are the different types available now, and how do they all work? Are they still the best option for savers? Figures published last week showed that 12.7m people had an ISA in the tax year up to April, down slightly from 13m last year. With savings rates so low, maybe that's not surprising.