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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: How much further could house prices fall?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: How much further could house prices fall?
House prices will continue to fall, says an influential poll of estate agents. The latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors found that buyer demand is declining and fewer homes are coming to the market. Meanwhile, Halifax’s latest house price figures show a £14,000 drop compared to the recent peak in August 2022 and 4.7% fall in the year to the end of September, the largest since 2009. So, how much further could they fall and are buyers in danger of trying to time the market? Will there be a big pause before a general election next year? Georgie Frost, Simon Lambert and Lee Boyce discuss the age old favourite of house prices. Last week has also seen the Bank of England sound the alarm over 35 year mortgages – should we be concerned? Skipton Building Society launches a headline mortgage rate of 3.35%. What’s the catch? It comes as its rival Nationwide has new best buy home loan rates. Could mortgage deals continue to fall? And we look at the top up-and-coming areas for first-time buyers: Does your area make the cut? Spoiler: it features Hull, Middlesbrough and Ipswich. DIY investors went on a gilt-buying spree in September - shunning the stock market and savings accounts. The UK government bonds were paying as little as 0.125% last month – so why were they getting involved? Hargreaves Lansdown is launching a basic, no-frills pension for those who want an easy way to invest for retirement but aren’t quite sure how to get started. They are the first SIPP provider to give details after regulators said they had to offer customers a 'default' option by the start of December. Will it make SIPPs sexy enough to the self-employed? Shrinkflation, bogus loyalty card savings and variable prices in supermarkets... we’re fed up with the lot of them. Are you?

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Rob Sherry on the UK's Digital Skills Gap

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Rob Sherry on the UK's Digital Skills Gap
Adam Cox is accompanied by Rob Sherry from the Jump Digital School to delve into the digital skills gap in the United Kingdom and the potential ramifications it carries. Together, they explore strategies for tackling these challenges and emphasize the significance of equipping young individuals with digital proficiencies. Additionally, Rob sheds light on the diverse range of courses available at the Jump Digital School. https://www.thejump.tech/
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Robert Sherry


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Labour to the right of the Tories, are we facing a financial crisis & the revolt against Net Zero

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Labour to the right of the Tories, are we facing a financial crisis & the revolt against Net Zero
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at Labour's move to the right of the Tories on housing and the NHS and feels it could become the natural party of government in the biggest seismic shift in UK politics since the early 20th century. He considers whether the world is hurtling towards a global financial crisis. And he assesses the growing public revolt around Europe against Net Zero, finding himself puzzled that no government appears to have carried out any costings in advance of such policies being announced.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Fim: The Exorcist Believer, The Creator, The Great Escaper, The Old Oak & 20 Days in Mariupol

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Fim: The Exorcist Believer, The Creator, The Great Escaper, The Old Oak & 20 Days in Mariupol
James Cameron-Wilson takes Simon Rose through the box office chart, led by The Exorcist: Believer which, despite the presence of Ellen Burstyn, James found boring, underlit & clichéd. He thought Gareth Edwards' sci-fi epic The Creator at #2 visually powerful and his best film to date. While Saw 10 (#3) was ingenious, James found it horribly sadistic and gave him a sleepless night, something a film rarely does. He thought The Great Escaper (#4) with Michael Caine & Glenda Jackson a padded anecdote rather than a film. Ken Loach's The Old Oak (#8) was marred by a contrived ending. Way down at #31, though, he found the documentary 20 Days In Mariupol about the invasion of Ukraine needed a strong stomach but was an amazing record of life in a war zone.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: AI traffic lights, Prada spacesuits & wheelchairs for stairs

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: AI traffic lights, Prada spacesuits & wheelchairs for stairs
Steve Caplin talks tech with Simon Rose. Manchester is to trial AI-controlled traffic lights, Prada are to make spacesuits to go to the moon while there's a watch commemoriating Neil Armstrong which contains moon dust. There's a wheelchair which can climb stairs, Japanese businessmen can nap upright in a Giraffenap and nouvelle cuisine goes mobile with food dancing around the plate. All this and more.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What do conflicts mean for markets?

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What do conflicts mean for markets?
Russ Mould of A J Bell looks at the effect conflicts have had on financial markets using the All-Share Index since it was instituted in 1962. While recognising that much else is more important, he concludes that, by and large, the reaction of markets is not long lasting. The big exception was 1973's Yom Kippur War which led to the 73-4 oil price shock. While events may not be directly comparable, with inflation heightened and debt at astronomic heights, we have to hope that the US economy does not hit the buffers. Russ's Nostrodamic view is that as governments can't afford deflation, interest rates will be pushed lower. Please note: Russ's inability to access broadband means that sound quality is variable in places.
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Russ Mould


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Curate's Egg

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Curate's Egg
As the Party Conference season draws to a close, we check out last week's rather lacklustre Conservative event and add some thoughts to Sunak's agenda for education. Meanwhile, for those more focused on how to invest and still meet the net zero targets, don't miss the Sustain:Social Investing Conference on Saturday 21st October! https://sustain.social Background music: 'Communicator' by Reed Mathis

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Will your energy bills rise this winter despite a falling price cap?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Will your energy bills rise this winter despite a falling price cap?
Inflation is easing, food prices are coming down from their peak and the energy price cap dropped last weekend. But you are still paying around 10% more for your groceries now than last year, petrol prices are rising, mortgage rates are still high, and you may end up paying more for your gas and electricity this winter too. But how is that possible? Angharad Carrick, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Helen Crane tackle energy bills and look at who might be paying more in the next three months. And when it comes to water bills, some firms are looking at charging 44% more over the next seven years. Why? Crane on the Case tackles a parking charge issued after someone waited too long in a McDonald’s drive-thru queue. Despite that, Helen managed to get a positive result – but why are so many parking charges being dished out every day, and where is the promised government help to stop it happening? Lee gives you a run through of another busy week in the world of savings and banking. NS&I has pulled its best buy one year fix paying 6.2%; NatWest has a secret top 5.2% easy-access deal; Moneybox is offering the top cash ISA of 5%; and Starling Bank is now offering to pay you for having a current account. It’s also been a hairy week for Metro Bank – but we explain why FSCS has you covered. And finally — the list of the UK's 'perfect' retirement locations has been revealed - and there are some surprising names on it, including the Outer Hebrides. Consumer group Which? has taken retirees' wish-lists for their later-life locations to work out its own grouping of the 12 top places to spend your golden years. But does it tally up to what you think is a perfect retirement location?
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Angharad Carrick


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: EVs and Inside Elon Musk’s Mind (6/10)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: EVs and Inside Elon Musk’s Mind (6/10)
BYD is on Tesla’s heels, but we all know Elon Musk loves a challenge. Ron Gross and Bill Mann discuss the jobs report, and why they’re paying attention to mortgage rates, credit card delinquencies and inventory levels heading into earnings season, Meta’s plans to offer a monthly subscription to users in the EU, Cyberattacks hitting Clorox, MGM, and Caesar’s and China’s BYD heating up the race in EVs. Then, 19 minutes in, Elon Musk’s biographer Walter Isaacson explains Musk’s fascination with X and how his fixation on mission fuels his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Finally, 33 minutes in, Bill and Matt break down two stocks on their radar: Chevron and Burford Capital. Stocks discussed: META, CLX, MGM, CZR, TSLA, KVUE, ASR. Host - Dylan Lewis; Guests - Bill Mann, Ron Gross, Ricky Mulvey, Walter Isaacson
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Bill Mann, Ron Gross, Ricky Mulvey, Walter Isaacson


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Mobile Payments Around the World (30/9)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Mobile Payments Around the World (30/9)
Not everyone has a bank in the developing world, but mobile phones are everywhere. Mary Long and Asit Sharma discuss the evolution of payments in India, micropayments versus credit cards, how MercadoLibre is gaining traction with cross-border payments in Latin America, and the move for payments companies to become a superapp. Companies mentioned: GOOG, GOOGL, PG, PAYTM, TOST, PYPL, MELI, DLO, BABA. Host - Mary Long; Guest - Asit Sharma
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Asit Sharma


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