Welcome to another episode of This is Money, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce team up with Georgie Frost to deliver you the best of financial journalism and analysis this week. And who knows where Brexit will take us, but the simple fact is for now Europe still has a profound effect. Most notably Germany this week, as serious instability at Deutsche Bank, the country’s largest bank, and massive job cuts at Commerzbank, it’s second biggest, are sending waves through the banking sector this side of the channel. It’s not all bad news for the Germans though, as their budget supermarket Aldi is eating up more of the market share in Britain, though it seems at the expense of their own profits as well. Sustainable strategy? We’ll have to wait and see.
Also on the show, the World Economic Forum raises its estimation of the British economy, the Help to Buy scheme has run its course, BHS gets a digital resurrection, and the gang give their favourite of their 50 top savings tips.
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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.
Welcome to This is Money, the show and podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week, editor Simon Lambert is away, so Share Radio's Georgie Frost is teaming up with Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to dive into the biggest money stories this week. And this week, it seems all the Brexit Doom-and-Gloom might have been all for nought, as OECD figures show Briton's are weathering the storm nicely. But don't breathe out just yet, as we take a close look at economic evaluations, models and predictors. Are they worth the time? We'll find out. And the banks aren't feeling too comfortable with this news, as they slash valuation terms in preparation for a housing slump. We'll also be looking at one of the crown jewels of the last budget losing it's shine, and we'll find out just how susceptible to a nudge you might be.
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Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share's Senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the latest figures on the labour market as well as the rising number of rental properties now being put on Airbnb. Plus is it time for workplaces to change their attitudes towards tattoos? All these stories and more on The News Review.
In Edinburgh today the future of The TV market in Scotland in terms of audiences, commissioning and the BBC is being debated. It'll focus on priorities for serving audiences, commissioning and for supporting independent production, this conference will examine the future of the TV market in Scotland.
With the BBC White Paper placing greater emphasis on devolved content, delegates will consider the impact in Scotland and the recommended changes to the way the BBC is governed, regulated and funded.
Delegates will also discuss how all broadcasters can best respond to the rapidly changing media market - and to new patterns of audience demand and demographic changes, following concerns over the quality and quantity of programming serving audiences in Scotland.
Our Scotland correspondent, Maurice Smith, joins us on the line.
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.
Sara Benwell, Digital Editor of Pensions Insight, joins Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher to go through the day's financial news. Top on the agenda, shoppers are seemingly oblivious to this supposed Brexit uncertainty, as retail sales barely dip. Retail giant John Lewis is hardly basking in the glow, though, as pre-tax profits continue to plummet. Also on the show, nearly a third of homeowners have been put off moving because of stamp duty costs, and a record 44 Billion pounds were shelled out by British business this financial year.
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.