Sue Dougan is joined by Rachel Springall, personal finance expert at moneyfacts.co.uk. Today they discuss Sir Philip Green's upcoming meeting with the pensions regulator as well as the news a third of people get poor or no mobile phone reception at home. Plus how self driving cars could become the future of motoring. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Jo Faith, editor of YourMoney.com. Today they discuss calls for more rental homes to be built as well as the news more than a third of young people would prefer to save into a Lifetime ISA than a pension. Plus why people are increasingly turning to alternative therapies for their pets. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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.
Sue Dougan is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the pressures from housing costs as well as proposals for a cap on instalment fees on prepayment energy meters. Plus will we see a realistic timetable for the delivery of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme?
Your energy bills could be too high because the energy meter itself is faulty. New research shows that you could be charged up to £140 to get your meter tested. But some energy companies charge nothing at all. The website SavvyWoman.co.uk contacted eight of the major energy suppliers to find out what their costs and charges were and it found that while some suppliers charged nothing at all, others charged over £100. Sarah Pennells, founder and editor of SavvyWoman.co.uk, joined Sue Dougan in the studio.
Sara Benwell, digital editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor, joins Sue Dougan in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, the CMA to publish its findings on energy companies, British companies are spending 20 times more on pension contributions for older workers than younger staff, 5 percent of us are now buying something on our phones every day, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Paul Whitlock Director of Savings, Charter Savings Bank, joins Sue Dougan in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, long term #investments, #house prices vs local industry, #inflation rate and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week, Megan French tells us about new tricks to slash the cost of spending abroad, how to save money on cheaper medicines, and gives us a round-up of the best deals and discounts Money Saving Expert have found this week.
Having a positive credit history is important, whether applying for a mortgage, car finance or a credit card. However, research by he consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has found that there is a distinct lack of knowledge when it comes to credit report information. There is also little known about how it can influence someone's score. This is a must listen as Lisa Hardstaff, Equifax Credit Information Expert, is joined by our own senior analyst, Ed Bowsher, in studio with Sue Dougan as they explore all angles on credit reports.