Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. Retirement just got more complicated this week with proposals put forward to raise the state pension age to 70 whilst further question marks hang over the triple lock. Pensions seem to be the subject of wider controversy though as we hear nearly a fifth of women are retiring without any personal or company pension. Saving up anything for retirement also got more challenging this week though with the latest inflation statistics. A temporary peak or will the Bank of England finally move on interest rates? Answering all this and more Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Also this week we find out how banks and cheques are getting a 21st Century upgrade.
Following Wednesday's attack, the Metropolitan Police's most senior anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed that nine suspects are currently in custody. Plus, with only few days left before Article 50 is triggered, what do we know about the EU approach to the upcoming negotiations? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph, for all the latest political news.
Shareholders in housebuilder Crest Nicholson voted against changes to a pay package for senior executives - do laws need to be changed to give investors more power? And as Donald Trump tries to push through his healthcare bill, why are recent market gains at risk? And have US markets got ahead of themselves? Garry White, chief investment commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk through these and more of the day's biggest economic news.
Co-op Bank says several ‘credible’ buyers have come forward since it was put up for sale in February - but who might want it now TSB owner Banco Sabadell has bowed out? Plus FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate Smiths Industries sees revenue up 18% - for all the day's key company news, Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Global Economist Jeremy Batstone-Carr gave an in-depth explanation of inflation to Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast. Is it what the media and even Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, make it out to be?
The number of new mortgage approvals for house purchases fell to a three month low in February, according to the latest data from the British Bankers' Association (BBA). To discuss this in more detail, Share Radio' Ed Bowsher spoke to Eric Leenders, BBA Managing Director for Retail Banking.
The Laundromat corruption story rumbles on.
The Police and Financial Conduct Authority will examine allegations that Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740 million dollars of a criminal Russian money laundering operation.
But what steps can the government take to limit the amount of so called dirty money, processed by UK banks?
James Brydges spoke to Michael McKee, partner at law firm DLA Piper, and a member of the International Regulatory Strategy Group of CityUK.
President Trump has given an ultimatum to Republicans to either get behind his healthcare bill, or he’ll leave Obamacare in place. The vote in the House of Representatives is expected for later today. To discuss this, Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher was joined by Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog.
A third of British jobs are at risk of being replaced with robotics by 2030, that’s according to a report by PWC. The report has also found that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear, with automation potentially creating additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Dr Simon Moores, Futurologist and Government Technology Advisor.
A new start-up says that it could offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years.
The plane would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles.
Wright Electric says, the price of travel would drop dramatically if there was no jet fuel.
British low-cost airline Easyjet has already expressed an interest.
Graham Warwick, technology editor of Aviation Weekly and spoke to Share radio's James Brydges.