It's the kind of thing we don't want to have to think about, and dealing with a whole load of forms and numerous different companies is probably the last thing you want to do when your loved one has died. There are a number of things to consider though, not least changes to bereavement benefits which could leave thousands of widows and widowers worse off. Sarah Pennells is joined by Alastair McQueen from pensions and insurance provider Aviva, David Samson of turn2Us, which specializes in benefits advice and help and James Ward, Partner and Head of Private Clients at Seddons.
Cyber-insurance was an incredibly niche sector, but after high profile cyber attacks, such as the recent Yahoo scandal, where the company revealed a billion users' details had been compromised, businesses may be looking into cyber-insurance as a new norm. To understand the ins and outs of this pioneering part of the traditional insurance sector, Matt Cox has been speaking to tech consultant, Chris Green.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the lack of women amongst the country's richest people as well as the latest hike in insurance premium tax. Plus a Guardian investigation has found one in seven food businesses failed their most recent inspection. All these stories and more on The News Review.
On the show this week, we're taking a look back at the very best of our weekly financial analysis and commentary, in partnership with NS&I, over the past few months. And what a few months it has been! From Brexit to the Bank of England rate cuts, and don’t forget the BHS and Sports Direct scandals. We’re going to take you back, and get some perspective on it all. Maybe it will start to make sense... We'll also be looking at the major takeover of Britain’s own ARM holdings, a much-loved current account getting its rates slashed, and the best and worst of Great British Auto Manufacturing.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
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A new study by the Institute of Inertia has shown that half of British parents don't have life insurance and that over three quarters would be able to pay the mortgage if the main breadwinner dies. Sarah Pennells is joined by Emma Thomson, Head of Customer Care at LifeSearch, Andrew Jenkinson, Director of Drewberry Insurance, and Anna Sofat, from Addidi Wealth. Together they guide listeners through the maze of insurance and explain which policies are need and what to look for if you're going to buy one.
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Sarah Pennells and her guests look at the legal and financial aspects of funerals and why those arrangements can still be a taboo subject. Poppy Mardall, from Poppy's Funerals, and Gemma O'Driscoll, Funeral Director at G.E O’Driscoll & Daughters, discuss different types of funerals available and how funeral directors can offer help and support. Toby Scott, from the Dying Matters Coalition, explains how you can take part in the debate, and Rod Smith from Stone King Solicitors and part of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee looks at wills and how to take care of them.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Jane King, an IFA at Ash-Ridge Private Finance, Adam Lake of Turn2Us, Tom Connor of Drewberry Insurance and over the phone by Alistair McQueen of Aviva, to discuss how to best protect your finances if you're self-employed and don't have the security of working for a large company or organisation. What are the benefits and drawbacks of being self-employed? Do the positives outweigh the negatives?
The team from this is money, the award winning financial website, are back in the studio with Georgie for their weekly catch up. This week they take a look at: the UK's relationship with the EU; robots on the rise in the workplace; the likelihood of young people having to work up until they die; and haggling for you insurance.
Insurance - there are so many types, but how do you weigh your peace of mind against the mounting costs?
In Episode 15 we explore all the different types of insurance, and how to weigh peace of mind against the mounting costs.