This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on consumer reviews- can we rely on them and what should we check before making a purchase? Plus we find out why The Archers is being awarded the Golden Gloves Award this week and they talk us through ATM etiquette.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Simon McCulloch, commercial director at comparethemarket.com. Today they discuss the rise in online financial scams as well as how a payday lending business could be forced to pay back £35m to its borrowers. Plus is the cashless society making us spend more? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial expert Martyn James. Today they discuss recommendations from regulator Ofwat for greater competition in the water market as well as the growing prevalence of online fraud. Plus why Brits are more likely to trust their bank with biometric data than the government. All these stories and more on The News Review.
It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction.
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
Once again it's time for this week's edition of Moneywise. On this week's episode writer Tom Wilson and editor Moira O'Neil join Sue Dougan in the studio. They start off looking at the cost of university with the average student starting this autumn estimated to end up with over £50,000 worth of debt by the time they graduate. Sticking with young people they also look at the cost of raising a child, now estimated to be around £230,000. Plus the latest polls and deals from across the week.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on the banks accused of closing accounts without warning. The Sucker Punch is this week awarded to representative rates and we hear how to haggle on the high street.
Nick Peters is joined by editor of money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today they discuss the latest cuts to UK growth forecasts by The British Chambers of Commerce as well as the latest sales figures for Nectar Card owner Aimia. Plus we could see lenders probed for punishing savers but not helping borrowers following last month's interest rate cut. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to This is Money, presented in partnership with NS&I. On this episode we're seeing the quicksand deepening for savers, as another base rate cut looms, and savings rates plummet through the floor. Bad news especially those under 30, the so-called Millenials or YOLO Generation. But is it their fault they know so little about money, and have even less hope for the future? We'll also be looking at some spare change that could bring you a mint, critical illness insruance that doesn't necessarily cover you for critical illnesses, and the greatest weapon in the fight against scammers: Information.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
Georgie Frost is joined by financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today they discuss allegations the governor of the Bank of England over-egged economic warnings over Brexit as well as future predictions for house prices. Plus with the ongoing controversy over Sports Direct they look at the rise of zero hour contracts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week personal finance writer Sam McFaul joins Georgie Frost to explain how to avoid scammers and make sure you're not overpaying council tax. Plus a round up of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.