Georgie Frost is joined by independent money expert Martyn James. Today they look at the Competition and Markets Authority's calls for a technological revolution from high street banks. Staying with banking there are also fears of a further cut in interest rates which dropped to 0.25% last week. Meanwhile housing chairty Shelter have suggested working families in England are so stretched financially that one in three couldn't afford to pay their rent or mortgage.
It's time for another session with Money Fight Club! This week, Ed Bowsher is sparring with financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn on how Financial stress is causing 17.5m lost working hours a year, how most online clothes shoppers send something back, and how retirement homes are great for builders but not so much for buyers.
Do grandparents have any right to paid or unpaid leave to spend time with their grandchildren? In the last budget Chancellor George Osborne announced the first consultation on the extension of shared parental leave to grandparents - so what does this mean? To go through it, Georgie is joined by our regular guest Beverley Sunderland, Director of Crossland Employment Solicitors.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, HMRC call-handling delays cost personal tax payers £97million, the Marks and Spencer boss to cut prices and hire more staff, lack of awareness could cost us thousands in our pensions, and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, the tobacco companies lose their court case, while Whirlpool tumble dryers catch fire as the average household will have to pay more in their annual bills, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Do you have money worries? Is it affecting your state of mind? Personal debt for many is spiralling out of control with the levels topping £180bn in Britain. That's more than the annual budget for the NHS. Well one organisation is looking to help those who are in trouble by offering free debt advice and management plans. Jane Clack from PayPlan speak to Georgie Frost about how serious the debt in this country is, and how to overcome these issues.
It's time for This is Money! Once again, the guys from the award-winning finance website join Georgie in the studio to run down the hottest money stories of the week. On this show, editor Simon Lambert and consumer affairs Lee Boyce are in to discuss the return of the no-deposit mortgages, the 5 biggest threats to your pensions, and finally, Leicester City for the win! Lee gloats on the clubs surprise victory, while a slightly more prosaic Simon breaks down the ridiculous odds placed on the teams chances - half as likely as seeing Elvis!
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Since the death of pop superstar Prince - we've learnt that he didn't leave a will and it's apparently caused some problems for his family. Even if you're not a multi-millionaire, it's a good idea to write a will so that your assets are distributed according to your wishes...and to make things easier for your loved-ones. Georgie speaks to Gary Rycroft, partner at Joseph A. Jones & Co Solicitors in Lancaster
If you think getting a mortgage is difficult, try doing it when you are over fifty. When it comes to mortages, banks can often be reluctant to lend to people who will retire before their mortgage term ends…But there are some steps you can take. Georgie speaks to Joanne Atkin, from What Mortgage