Barclaycard has published its consumer spend data for March today showing spending up 4.6 per cent year-on-year last month. The first quarter saw record rises in supermarket spending in January - 2.9 percent - and in the amount spent on petrol - 19.2 percent in February. To find out more about the figures Sue Dougan was joined by Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard.
Every week we catch up with the UK Money Blogger community. On Monday around 100 experts in all, take to the social media site to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. Last night they discussed all things Easter. To find out more Sue Dougan was joined by Eileen Adamson -whose site is : http://www.yourmoneysorted.co.uk/.
A website for fashionable mums and dads has compiled a list of 10 key parenting trends for 2017. TantrumXYZ say gender-neutral clothing and toys will be top of the shopping lists, while homeschooling and flexible working will become more popular for the mums and dads.
Meanwhile Parents apparently believe their children are more confident than them at operating home entertainment technology by the time they're 10. Sue Dougan was joined by
Co-founder of TantrumXYZ, Ben Wynne Simmons, to find out more.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. On today's show they discuss the latest offers in the credit card price war as well as the harmful effects of overwork. Plus the latest predictions for food price inflation in 2017. All these stories and more on The News Review.
We've just had Christmas and New Year is on its way but did you realise we're now in Twixtmas. For those that don't know that's the time inbetween Christmas and New Year...
Whilst it can prove a bit of a limbo between festive partying one group is trying to promote the 5 days of Twixtmas and get people using them more productively. To explain more Sue Dougan was joined by Val McKie who's involved in the campaign.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com Kevin Pratt. On the agenda today they look at the state of Britain's aging railways as well as our spending trends from 2016. Plus what to do with any unwanted Christmas gifts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Consumer writer Megan French from Money Saving Expert gives some advice for those affected by the collapse of GB Energy as well as discussing the pros and cons of PayPal for online Christmas shopping. Plus we have a roundup of the best deals the team have found this week.
How much would it cost you to feed say 8 people for Christmas? £100? maybe even £200? Good Housekeeping's annual Christmas dinner price index just released today has revealed that you can feed eight people for as little as £20 or £2.48 per head. To find out how Sue Dougan spoke to Sara Benwell, Good Housekeeping's consumer editor.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt Web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story - The Autumn Statement. Sue and Kevin speak about how all aspects of the policies the Chancellor delivered will impact the consumer. Elsewhere, over ten million people across Britain could struggle in retirement if minimum contributions to workplace pensions aren't increased. Air traffic bosses have issued a new code of conduct for drones. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Personal finance writer Sam McFaul talks us through the suffering of students - as graduates are overpaying their loan. We find out how they can claims it back or even prevent it from happening in the first place. Plus, if you have a Nectar Card, you are in luck as their are some pretty sweet deals out their. And as ever we'll have a roundup of the latest and best deals the team have come across this week.