Once again, it's time for the This is Money podcast. Every week, in partnership with NS&I, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up to go through all the finance stories you need to know this week. First up: the ARM takeover by Softbank - does this prove that Britain is open for business, or did we just write ourselves out of the Internet of Things? Then, we take a look at the new cabinet, what would you do if you were in charge of the country? Or pensions? Then, banks are 'named and shamed' for offering loyal savers record low interest rates. All this and more, on This is Money.
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I
This week, Linda Lewis speaks to the founder of Jardine of London, Mary Jardine. Mary is a former model agency boss who is on a quest to produce her own luxury handbag company, creating and designing products in Britain that she aims to rival other luxury handbags on the market.
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.
Sarah investigates why the financial sector has few women in top positions and looks into the companies that have signed up for the women in Financial Services Charter. To go through this issue, Sarah is joined by Jane Platt from NS&I, Melanie Seymour from Women in Banking and Finance and employment lawyer, Gillian Howard.
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.
Maria Sienkiewicz, Liz Hodgkinson, Jane Clack, Tashema Jackson, Alastair Douglas
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.
BillHub is a fin tech company that provides a platform for sending, spending and managing household bills between housemates. Bill payers can also take photos of their bills using a mobile phone and upload them to the hub. Founder James Harrison meets Linda Lewis and explains how the company aims to provide a product for the ‘generation rent’. BillHub, he says, aim to be transparent, safe and secure product for all.
When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want is for the flight to be delayed, the hotel to be unfinished or the beach to be nowhere near the resort. But problems do happen, so what should you do when disaster strikes? Sean Tipton, from ABTA, lists the most common disasters that people experience and discusses the future of EHIC cards after the EU Referendum. Frank Brehany, from Holiday Travel Watch, looks at how some disasters can be avoided before going on holiday; Nel Mooy, Head of Travel for AXA Insurance, explains who you can claim from in an emergency and what are the costs involved.