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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Action required for Default CTF Pay-out

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Action required for Default CTF Pay-out
The core of the problem with unclaimed, adult-owned Child Trust Funds (of which there are over £2 billion waiting to be claimed) is with accounts opened by HMRC. That's why The Share Foundation has proposed a 'default withdrawal at 21' process, based on the young person's National Insurance number. Danny Kruger MP took part in the CTF conference in Westminster on Tuesday 5th March, and two weeks later in a Westminster Hall CTF debate, and supported this initiative which could release £1/4 billion each year to help these young and predominantly low-income young adults. Background music: 'Waiting' by Andrew Langdon

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Kirsty Anderson on Household Financial Discussions for Talk Money Week

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Kirsty Anderson on Household Financial Discussions for Talk Money Week
Adam Cox is in conversation with Kirsty Anderson, M&G Wealth's Pension & Saving Specialist. They delve into the findings of a recent M&G Wealth-commissioned report that underscores a noticeable decrease in households engaging in financial discussions. The conversation revolves around the crucial financial topic’s families should be addressing, emphasising the significance of having these conversations at the present moment. Kirsty sheds light on the barriers hindering open discussions about finances within families and offers valuable tips on fostering openness among loved ones regarding money matters. https://www.mandg.com/
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Kirsty Anderson


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Matt Dronfield for Talk Money Week

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Matt Dronfield for Talk Money Week
Adam Cox is joined by Matt Dronfield from Debt Free Advice to discuss the charity's pop-up advice centres throughout the capital, offering practical money tips as part of Talk Money Week. They delve into the current debt crisis in the UK, discussing its scale and the key contributing factors. Matt also sheds light on Talk Money Week's purpose and guides individuals on where to seek help if they are concerned about their financial situation. https://debtfreeadvice.com/
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Matt Dronfield


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Glen Goodman

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: How to set about Investing

Glen Goodman
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: How to set about Investing
Welcome to a special episode of The Financial Outlook: the investment section of the Managing My Money course. What's the difference between saving and investment? It's all in the risk. We talk about shares, bonds and funds, and which perform best over the long term. The Managing My Money course has 16 sections in total, and is presented by Glen Goodman and Annie Weston. You can enjoy the whole course, produced in association with the Open University via Share Radio's home page.
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Annie Weston


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Account Providers need to Take Action!

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Account Providers need to Take Action!
Dame Meg Hillier is Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, which has published its 25-page report into Child Trust Funds following the recent National Audit Office analysis. HMRC is asked to follow a series of recommendations to link young adults to their unclaimed accounts, including getting account providers to take more action. Young adults from disadvantaged households are most in need of the c. £2,000 waiting to be claimed in their Child Trust but an estimated one million 18-20 year-olds are not claiming their money because they don't know anything about it. As we said on 22nd May, don't waste the Child Trust Fund harvest! Background music: The Plan's Working - Cooper Cannell Image by Richard Townshend

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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Don't waste the Child Trust Fund harvest!

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Don't waste the Child Trust Fund harvest!
“The [Child Trust Fund] scheme has been closed to new entrants for over 12 years. In this time HMRC has been focusing resources on evaluating and improving existing schemes. We will continue to keep the need to evaluate old schemes under review.” So said Andrew Griffith MP, Economic Secretary to HM Treasury in reply to a parliamentary question from John Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. But this is not an 'old scheme' — there is currently over £1.7 billion sitting in mature accounts belonging to over 900,000 mainly low-income young adults throughout the UK who don't know anything about their good fortune! Their Child Trust Fund harvest is seeing too little action at present: but it's not too late to get it sorted, and the current focus from the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee will certainly help. Background music: 'Hopeful Freedom' by Asher Fulero

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Adam Cox

Mini Mindset: Could this new app be the future of the trades and services industry?

Adam Cox
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Mini Mindset

Mini Mindset: Could this new app be the future of the trades and services industry?
Adam Cox is joined by TJ Supreme, CEO of the TuKo app, to discuss how TuKo aims to bring every on-demand service into one easy to use application, and what the inspiration behind the company was. They delve into how the older generation may benefit from an app such as this, and how it can protect users from “cowboy” tradespeople.
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TJ Supreme


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is this the answer to pension freedom without the pain?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is this the answer to pension freedom without the pain?
More than five years since pension freedom arrived a solution to take the pain out of investing in retirement is being lined up. Before pension freedom many savers were locked into buying an annuity with their personal pensions or defined contribution work schemes – and a lot of them felt they were getting a raw deal. That’s meant that keeping a pension invested and drawing on it as you choose in retirement has proved a very popular option. It is also a very tricky one to navigate – but now some simple help is at hand, so will it crack the conundrum of pension freedom without the pain? Tumbling annuity rates, an industry that failed to make sure people shopped around and the gamble on life expectancy that meant if you died early then you and your family would lose out, made annuities hugely unpopular. So, Chancellor George Osborne came up with a big bang approach that meant nobody had to if they didn’t want to anymore. The problem is that many people had simply opted for a ‘pay money into my pension while working and not think about it’ approach and so had no real idea how to invest for retirement. Now the industry has come up with a solution that involves savers being offered four ready-made investment deals when they first dip into their pension pots, if they do so without financial advice. On this week’s podcast George Frost, Tanya Jefferies and Simon Lambert, discuss whether this is the answer that savers need. They also look at the tsunami of pension and investment scams, what people can do to protect themselves and ask whether it’s the FCA or Google and the social media companies that should be doing more to crack down on it. Simon outlines his theory on why just as we are about to be able to get out and enjoy ourselves again, some big ticket inflation might hit. And the team look at another Santander 123 account rate cut – is it time for customers to finally give up, or is it a deal still worth having?
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Adam Cox

Mini Mindset: Online shopping and the older consumer

Adam Cox
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Mini Mindset

Mini Mindset: Online shopping and the older consumer
Adam Cox is joined by Christine Gouldthorp from PriceRunner, to discuss new research findings that show how older consumers lack trust and confidence in online retailers. They look at why more older people are shopping online, despite the worries and concerns that they have, and what consumers should look out for to ensure they are staying safe when shopping online.
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Christine Gouldthorp


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Tamara Gillan

The Talk by The WealthiHer Network: Best bits of 2020

Tamara Gillan
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The Talk by the WealthiHer Network

The Talk by The WealthiHer Network: Best bits of 2020
Tamara Gillan takes a look back at some of her favourite episodes and top tips from guests in 2020.

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