Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week all eyes have been on the unreliable boyfriend of banking Mark Carney. Just days after committing to another year in the job the Governor of the Bank of England was thrust into the limelight again for Super Thursday. Meanwhile the High Court ruled parliament must be given a vote on triggering Article 50 casting further speculation on Brexit, and indeed Carney’s role in overseeing it. At any rate the Bank of England’s forecasts did not make for easy listening. Despite some hints of future growth interest rates are set to remain at rock bottom whilst inflation is set to soar leaving many to question just where they can safely invest their money. Editor Simon Lambert and Deputy Editor Adrian Lowrey join Georgie Frost this week to work out what’s on offer also weighing up alternatives such as overpaying the mortgage and investing in premium bonds, which celebrate their 60th birthday this week. Also on this week’s show they look at calls for a Government crackdown on cold calling and the prospect of a post-work economy thanks to the rise of robots and automation. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Independent personal finance expert, Simon Read. Today they discuss the big story of the day, a UK High Court ruled that the government does not have the power to trigger the Article 50 process without a parliamentary vote. Eslewhere, it's good news for the economy as interest rates have been kept on hold because the economy's doing better than expected. But, nearly a quarter of under-40s don't save into a pension due to debts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Qiurk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. Today they discuss the big story of the day, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to extend his term by one year to help secure a profitable exit from Europe. Elsewhere, it's bad news for consumers as credit card debt grows at fastest rate since the financial crash. But the silver lining is that the number of mortgages approved for home buyers has surpassed economists' expectations and reached a three-month high. All these stories and more on The News Review.
More than 750,000 mortgage borrowers could be in line for compensation because of their bank overcharging them when they fell behind on repayments. It means borrowers who fell into arrears after June 2010 could receive several hundred pounds. To explain more, Georgie was joined on the line by Rachel Springall, mortgage expert from Moneyfacts.
Airbnb, which enables people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, is under fire from regulators in several cities, including New York, San Francisco and Barcelona. The platform, which is valued at £25bn by investors, has been hit by criticism that it’s to blame for rising property prices in major cities. And critics allege that its effect in London has been particularly negative. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
Ed Bowsher is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss the latest figures for retail spending as well as looking at a new government scheme to safeguard members of failed pension funds. Plus why parents are increasingly struggling to put aside savings for their children. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week, we're finally seeing the real-world of effect of Brexit: Marmite is gone from Tesco's shelves! Well, digital shelves at least, and it seems the supermarket giant and its main supplier Unilever have sorted out their differences for now, so you can rest easy. But if the battle is over for now, we can't be so sure about the war. As companies are squeezed from all sides by a falling pound and the soaring popularity of online delivery, can it lead to anything but higher prices at the checkout? Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce joined Georgie Frost this week to examine Marmite-gate, and see what it portends. They also took a look at Sterling's effect on holidaymaker's plans, the latest round of cuts at the beleaguered Lloyds, and what if anything we can know about housing prices in the future.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Vix Leyton from Vouchercodes.co.uk. Today they discuss the disappearance of popular brands such as Marmite and Ben and Jerry's from Tesco as well as the news millions of commuters could be eligible for compensation for train delays over 15 minutes. Plus how a new device could make low sugar foods sweeter. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Russell Quirk, CEO of online estate agent eMoov. Today they discuss calls for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to switch off their phones over safety risks as well as the news of another round of strikes on Southern Rail. Plus should rich pensioners leave money to their grandchildren to help them onto the property ladder? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined on the line by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss an investigation which has found Royal Mail has been responsible for delivering fraud letters as well as the news mobile phone companies are scrapping charges for switching networks. Plus how homeowners cashing in on Airbnb could be breaching their leases. All these stories and more on The News Review.