Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Simon McCulloch, commercial director at comparethemarket.com. Today they discuss the rise in online financial scams as well as how a payday lending business could be forced to pay back £35m to its borrowers. Plus is the cashless society making us spend more? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to Crowdfunders with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher, the show that covers peer-to-peer lending and all other forms of alternative finance.
On this week's show: Ed focuses on two businesses that are raising cash on equity crowdfunding platforms at the moment. One is a robo-investment platform called Wealthify - it's a low-cost online investment service that picks investments for its customers based on their attitude to risk. Ed also investigates a crowdfunding platform called Crowd for Angels that is currently raising money to grow its business.
If you like the idea of tax breaks, you may want to consider Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) - they enable you to invest in young businesses whilst benefiting from big tax breaks. The Government's Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) might also attract you for the same reason.
And if you want to find out more about these vehicles, you might want to attend the WiseAlpha VCT & EIS Investor Forum 2016, which is happening in London on November 24th
To find out more, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Modwenna Rees Mogg, Chair of this investor forum.
Today was a good day for commodity investors given that the share prices of big mining companies were on the up. But if you step back from today's activities, the last three years haven't been such a good period for the world of commodities - especially when you look at the prices of commodities such as copper,
So to look at where commodities might go from here, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Nitesh Shah, Director and Commodities Strategist at ETF Securities.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial expert Martyn James. Today they discuss recommendations from regulator Ofwat for greater competition in the water market as well as the growing prevalence of online fraud. Plus why Brits are more likely to trust their bank with biometric data than the government. All these stories and more on The News Review.
This Thursday is Pensions Awareness Day - part of a campaign to promote the importance of saving for the future. Martin Bamford, Chartered Financial Planner, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher about the major issues in the world of pensions today, and the ways in which you can intelligently prepare for your retirement.