It is reported that two million people currently own shares in their employer due to employee share ownership schemes, but what does this actually mean? To find out Sarah is joined by Malcolm Hurlston, chairman of the Employee Share Ownership Center and by Debbie Lovewell-Tuck from the Employee Benefits magazine.
Sarah looks at the idea of fraud and how people are most likely to be targeted. Figures show an increase of 16 per cent for 2015 compared to the year before, but how can you help to lower your risk of being a target. To discuss this Sarah is joined by young money champion Amelia Murray, Mike Haley from CIFAS and Steve Proffitt from Action Fraud.
In 1966, Barclays sent out over a million credit cards to customers. And so began a revolution in the way we shop and pay for goods. None of the customers had asked for these cards - and it was an entirely new product in the UK. Many of those who received these credit cards were women, and it meant that women could get credit without having to get a man to sign for it or act as a guarantor. Sarah Pennells and her guests discuss how credit cards have changed over the past 50 years and look at current rates and deals available.
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It's festival season! Before you grab your wellies and tent, listen to Sarah Pennells and our Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, discuss how to cut and keep the costs of festivals down. Bronnie Hughes of Student Money Saver and Nick Hill of Money Advice Service share tips and tricks of using vouchers to save and give us the do's and don'ts when it comes to protecting your valuables.
On this edition of This Is Money, Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss are in to talk more Brexit fall-out, of course; will Mark Carney’s reassuring tones be enough to steady the ship, as Sterling falls further than we've seen since Walter Mondale was a relevant cultural reference?
We’ll also be looking at property fund lockouts, and why you should NEVER trust them with your pension. And stay tuned to the end as we have a rare win for the little guy, to the tune of £19 Billion!
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I, and hosted by Georgie Frost.
Members of the National Union of Teachers across England are to strike over pay and working conditions. There's also a level of uncertainty surrounding the potential effects of post-Brexit Britain on the education system. Matt Cox spoke to Jerry Glazier, a member of the National Union of Teachers Executives, who explained the motivations behind the strike.
Nick Peters focuses on the marketing of food with Arwa Mahdawi, writer and brand strategist, about the figure of Edward Bernays and his pioneering role in marketing which changed a nation’s diet. Nick and Paul Miller, of Vuelio, look at bloggers and how thousands are able to turn their talent into an income.
When was the last time you read all the small print that comes with a plan or policy? And if you read it, did you understand it? Sarah Pennells and her guests talk through financial jargon and try and demystify some of the important terms you may not be familiar with. Financial Journalist Simon Read explains what terms that can catch people out while Ian Lees, author and financial IFA, looks at investment charges, what they mean and why they matter. Rod Jones, from USwitch, looks at energy companies and the issues revolving around exit fees.
What's the best way to save on insurance, energy bills and savings if you're sharing a house? Sarah Pennells is joined by Matt Saunders, from GoCompare, discusses how some people who live in a rented property don't know they have the right to switch to a cheaper tariff; Ashish Mehra, founder of Wesplit.it, explains how the company can help young people save money; while behavioural psychologist, Judi James, analyses why the financial aspect of sharing a house can be so difficult if you're a student or starting out in your career.
It’s the start of financial planning week, and more than 30 financial planning firms from across the UK have signed up to provide free initial advice during the event, which is spearheaded by professional membership body, The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Martin Bamford, Managing Director & Chartered Financial Planner at Informed Choice, joined to discuss.