It's almost three years since new rules were brought in to make it quicker and easier to switch bank account, but figures show that only 3% of us do this every year. Two weeks ago the competition watchdog published its report into banking - shying away from recommending that the banks had the interest rate on their overdrafts capped. Sarah looks at why you should switch and the best way to do it, and what you need to consider.
How can you maximise your time away from work? Sarah looks at setting up your own 'kitchen table' business, volunteering and doing courses to improve your career prospects. With Jasmine Birtles of MoneyMagpie, Kristen Stephenson of the NCVO and Yvette Ankrah, CEO of The Kitchen Table & business mentor.
Jasmine Birtles, Kristen Stephenson, Yvette Ankrah
Most people in their mid-twenties will have attended lots of weddings this year and probably have one this bank holiday too. But attending can be a pricey business. Sarah looks at how much you should spend on travel, accommodation, a new outfit and, of course, the wedding list.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the difficulties faced by young people trying to save as well as the growing popularity of staycations. Plus the state of the UK energy market as the big six companies start to claw back customers. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the market reaction to the Bank of England's latest bond buying spree as well as the problems with the government's Help to Buy ISA. Plus are teenagers more financially focused than their parents? Yes according to a new report. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Vix Leyton from Quidco.com. Today they discuss research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) that suggests women earn 18% less than men on average. They also take a look at growing levels of debt in the UK as well as the impacts a car crash can have on your insurance premium, even when it's not your fault. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president for Facebook EMEA, said last week video content on Facebook is growing more quickly than the company ever anticipated – in one year, video views on Facebook have gone from one billion to 8 billion. And what goes for ordinary people goes double for brands. Nick discusses this with Moz, whose company offers brands and publishers their own video feeds. Plus, have you ever sat in business meetings playing BS Bingo? Ticking off all the clichés your colleagues around you are using? Hamish Thompson created the prbuzzsaw.com web site, where PRs can paste their copy and get it scanned for BS PR buzzwords.
It's been two weeks since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a historic low of just 0.25% and some banks and building societies have wasted no time in cutting the interest rates on their accounts. So can you get any kind of return on your savings? How do you know if your account is paying a terrible rate and who is paying the most? Sarah's joined by Sally Francis of MoneySavingExpert and Hannah Maundrell, editor at money.co.uk.
To get the most out of retirement, financially and in terms of what you do, it's really worth planning for. Not just how much you put into your pension, but when you retire, how you retire and how much money you'll need. When should you do this kind of planning, do you need professional advice or can you work it all out yourself? And what are your options if you've not yet thought about your retirement?
Once again, it's time for This is Money, in partnership with NS&I. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce from the Financial Website of The Year team up with Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost, to boldly proclaim the dust settled on post-Brexit Britain. Well, sort of. With pre-Brexit employment figures, and post-Brexit CPI and RPI all out, a lot of people might be unhappy with the results. Not least as Current Accounts and Annuities are slashed, and pensions deficits and house prices continue to soar. Are we in a bit of a slump, or is this just the landscape now? We'll take you through it all, and also take a look at thousands of electricity customers being over-billed due to an Imperial legacy, and Lee Boyce waxes lyrical on the joys of living at the seaside. This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.