UK dividends rose 6.6% in the last quarter of 2016 - great news for investors who focus on getting an income from their portfolios, but can it be sustained?
And speculation that housebuilders Bovis and Berkeley would merge was triggered by Schroder, Bovis' second largest shareholder, writing to Berkeley suggesting a deal.
Ed Bowsher spoke to Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, for more on these and other market stories.
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Are companies in the right or wrong for asking us to hand over sensitive information like our date of birth or credit card number? And how safe is that data? Sarah Pennells was joined by Chris Green, tech consultant and journalist, Lewis Henderson from Glasswall and Mike Haley - deputy chief exec, Cifas to discuss the matter further.
An undercover Which? Money investigation has revealed that scammers may be able to buy your personal and financial information from list-broking companies for as little as 4 pence per record. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Which? money editor Harry Rose to find out what their investigation revealed.
It seems the cold British weather is getting to many of us, with record numbers of us booking a holiday to get some sun. With this period being the busiest holiday sales period of the year ABTA- the Association of British Travel Agents has launched a campaign to help people avoid booking with fraudulent websites, online scams and non-compliant travel companies that have no financial protection in place. To find out more about this campaign and the risks of fraud when booking a holiday Sara Macham spoke to ABTA's Sean Tipton.
We know that women rely on the state pension more than men, but tend to get less than men. And carers can miss out more than most. Sarah was joined by three experts in this area - by Malcolm McLean who's a senior consultant with Barnett Waddingham, Kate Smith who's Head of Pensions at Aegon and Eddy Graham who's head of advice at Carers UK.
With February approaching ever-closer, the pound in our pocket seems to be more like pennies. More than 50 per-cent of us have already spent our entire December salary and even more worryingly, over a fifth of us spend over 5 weeks waiting for January's salary. But Ready10, a PR agency in London is looking to fill this gap in our piggy bank by offering to pay their staff twice in January. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to David Fraser, MD of Ready10 to find out why.
The commute to work is miserable for some, and a downright waste of time for others. Two solutions are flexible working hours and allowing employees to work from home, which research suggests could boost productivity. One man who thinks employers need to change their mindset on working hours is Jon Tracy, Director of Services at Star Leaf who provide technical solutions for long distance working.
New research reveals a third of today's working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn't for the support of free or affordable school breakfast clubs. To find out more about this our reporter Sara Macham spoke to Megan Jarvie, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Family and Childcare Trust and Theresa Poole, mum of three.
Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by Financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today on the agenda, they discuss why 2 out of 5 people are retiring earlier than planned. Plus they analyse the stamp duty problem in the UK. All these stories and more on The News Review.