From fitness trackers to smart watches wearable tech has become increasingly prevalent in recent years however there are signs of a market slowdown. Market leader Fitbit has reported lower sales this quarter whilst a recent US study concluded the devices did not aid weight loss. For a closer look at the industry and products available Sarah Lowther was joined by analyst at CCS Insight Ben wood.
Up to 130,000 people who lost money investing in Spanish property after the 2008 financial crash could claim it back. Potentially billions were lost on properties bought off plan which were never completed as the crisis drove developers out of business. However a landmark Supreme Court ruling could pave the way for people to reclaim the money, plus interest. To find out how, Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to CEO of Spanish Legal Reclaims Luis Cuervo and A Place in the Sun presenter Amanda Lamb.
Every week, around 100 money blogger experts take to Twitter to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. Last night, they discussed women and money, ahead of International Women's Day which takes place tomorrow. Joining Sarah was blogger Francesca Mason, who runs the website frompenniestopounds.com
Sarah Pennells was joined by Jo Faith, Editor of YourMoney.com this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the fund of £320 million for new free schools being announced in tomorrow's budget. Plus they look into why junk food should join tobacco in having plain packaging. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The chancellor has pledged half a billion pounds to build new schools and revamp others. Elsewhere, Ministers are at risk of a second defeat in the House of Lords over the bill paving the way for Brexit talks. This after the Lords voted in favour of an amendment demanding protection for EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit. And finally, former Tory leader Lord Hague has urged Theresa May to call an early general election. He wrote in a Daily Telegraph column that bringing forward the next election could help the UK secure a better deal in Brexit negotiations. To discuss this, Sarah Lowther was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post.
Joining Sarah Lowther to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with Paddy Power Betfair and Just Eat has releasing their figures. Plus we check out why Direct Line’s profits are down.
Donald Trump is set to remove laws passed following the financial crisis, one of his latest edicts via executive order. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Philip Alexander, regulation editor at risk.net, for more on what the removal of the Dodd-Frank laws mean.
House prices have dropped slightly in January according to Halifax's house price survey - the first dip since Brexit. For more on the story and its economic impact Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist, joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther.
Why has House of Commons speaker John Bercow has said he's "strongly opposed" to Donald Trump addressing Westminster Hall? And what might this mean for UK-US relations? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at The Independent, joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther to discuss the latest in UK politics.
Oil giant BP has missed analysts' expectations, reporting its lowest earnings in the last decade. And Aldi overtakes Co-op to become Britain's fifth biggest supermarket group. Deputy companies editor at the Financial Times Daniel Thomas joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther for this and more.
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