Sony are the latest tech company to bring out a Virtual reality device. The Playstation VR Headset is released today in the UK, but concerns are still ongoing around whether the public are interested in the technology, and if there's enough content to keep this area of the entertainment industry afloat. So, gimmick or gaming revolution? Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant Chris Green to find out.
This is My Portfolio with Lord Lee, our weekly look at investment decisions from the perspective of both the investor and the invested side by side. As ever, our investor is weekly FT columnist Lord John Lee. He is also author of the book 'How to Make a Million Slowly: My Guiding Principles from a Lifetime of Successful Investing'.
This week, our invested is Andrew Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Lok'nStore - a company Lord Lee has invested in. He joined Lord Lee and Share Radio's Steve Clarke in the studio.
This is a brand new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our Apprentices today are Alexi and Valsa - and giving his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
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Personal finance writer Sam McFaul talks us through how to financially prepare for unpleasant events as well as how to get the best currency exchange deals when travelling. Plus a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
Once again it's time for this week's edition of Moneywise. This week writer Tom Wilson and deputy editor Helen Knapmann join Georgie Frost to discuss the value of loyalty. Should we be using loyalty cards and schemes or can the best deals be found by switching and shopping around? Plus we find out what’s happening to Terry’s Chocolate Orange as well as hearing Tom’s product pick of the week and the results of their latest poll.
Georgie Frost is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the latest movements in the value of the pound as well as new reforms being made to pensions. Plus could we be closer to seeing the construction of HS2? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Passengers are enduring overcrowding, delays and chaos on Southern trains as a strike by RMT union members continues. So as the deadlock continues, the Association of British Commuters has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £25,000 in order to legally challenge the Department for Transport over their dealings of the Southern disruption. They ended up raising over £26,000 and campaign co-ordinator Emily Yates, Co-Founder of the Association of British Commuters, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
A new fund spun out from leading firm Odey Asset Management will not charge investors performance fees. The decision follows the move by renowned fund manager Neil Woodford not to award performance bonuses to staff earlier this year. As sentiment in the industry seems to turn against fees and bonuses, digital technology is enabling investors to demand greater transparency around how the fund is actually performing. Robert Van Egghen reports.