Once again, it's time for the This is Money podcast. Every week, in partnership with NS&I, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up to go through all the finance stories you need to know this week. First up: the ARM takeover by Softbank - does this prove that Britain is open for business, or did we just write ourselves out of the Internet of Things? Then, we take a look at the new cabinet, what would you do if you were in charge of the country? Or pensions? Then, banks are 'named and shamed' for offering loyal savers record low interest rates. All this and more, on This is Money.
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Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Digital Editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor, Sara Benwel. And today, they look at the MPs committee who condemned Sports Direct, for making their employees work in condition like a 'Victorian Workhouse'. And, Sainsbury's have the go ahead to purchase Argos. Plus, the Government is under pressure to sort out the Southern Rail debacle. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
The ONS has released its latest data on cybercrime, showing that there have been more than 5.8 million incidents in the last 12 months. One in ten adults have been a victim in the past year, and it's expected that the crime rate is set to double. So whats the impact of such crimes on businesses?
Joe Aldridge found out from Charlie McMurdie, Senior Cybercrime Advisor at PwC.
The Association of Investment Companies has shown that investment company sector total assets have reached a record high - doubling on the past decade. To tell us more, Steve Clarke was joined by their Chief Executive Ian Sayers.
In part 2 of the segment we look at the City of London Trust, with it's fund manager, Job Curtis and the Chairman, Phillip Remnant. The Trust has managed to increase it's dividend for investors, year on year.
As part of our regular slot looking at the highs and lows of setting up a small business Georgie talks to Jessica Kruger, founder of Ethos, one of London’s premier vegan destinations, along with business coach Robert Ferguson and an owner of an SME to learn from their experiences.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by personal financial expert Terri Harman. And today, they look at the Supreme Court's decision that it is OK to tell a "collateral" lie on an insurance claim. And, BT's broadband service suffered a major outage. Plus, we take a look at the mortgage price war. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Has virtual and augmented reality come of age? Nintendo's Pokemon Go is the talk of the town, and developers are pushing VR platforms.
But virtual reality has a difficult job on its hands. How is it going to widen its appeal to a wider age-range of people who aren't much interested in gaming or even strapping a gadget to their heads?
Unity Technologies is a leader in creating the platforms used to create interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences, with almost a half market share, and used by over 5.5 million registered developers.
Marcos Sanchez, Head of Global Communications at Unity, and joined the team to discuss further.
A study Bottomline Technologies has revealed that over a third of financial decision makers feel that at least 10% of their business' revenue has been lost to financial fraud.
Richard Ransom, payments expert at Bottomline Technologies joined the team to talk them through the findings.