It’s time again for This Is Money, in partnership with NS&I. Every week, Financial Broadcaster of the year Georgie Frost teams up with Financial Website of the Year This is Money, to go through all the money stories you need to know about. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce are in the studio taking a big look at the High Street with BHS going into liquidation. Also on the agenda, is the big question of the EU referendum, with the OECD wading in and warning about out economy. We're also taking a look at how this has been a day year for buy-to-let landlords, and what is happening with our pensions.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, thousands of job under threat after BHS went into liquidation, Extra Energy has the highest quarterly complaints per customer on record, pocket money has hit a 9-year high, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
In 1928 British Home Stores was set up by some American entrepreneurs. The first store was in Brixton and nothing in the store cost more than a shilling (5p). But now 90 years later it's goodbye BHS. Nick Hood, a Business Risk Advisor at OPUS, discussed the end game when a household name fails.
A new daily newspaper named '24', is to launch across the north of England and south west Scotland. The paper will be published by Cumbria-based, the CN Group, and will go on sale on June the 20th priced at 40p. So how will this new paper fare? David Helliwell, Group Editorial Director at Cumbria Newspapers Group, talked about the prospects for the new publication.
This is the Investment Trust Show in association with Henderson Global Investors, featuring Simon Crinage, Head of Investment Trusts at J.P. Morgan, & James De Bunsen. fund manager at Henderson Global Investors.
Topics today are accessing alternative asset through investment trusts, plus what sets investment trusts apart.
With the EU referendum only weeks away, betting on a brexit has become big business for the countries bookies. However, not only are investors looking to bookmakers as a means to make money, some say they also provide a clearer picture of trends as opposed to the polls.
Share Radio's Patrick Jones investigates
Harrison Kelly from the TSB, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, shocking numbers of us do not have life insurance, we look how car insurance premiums are calculated, how are the "big four" supermarkets fairing, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Peter Randall, CEO of London start up SETL, talked about blockchain and its impact on financial institutions. SETL is launching ‘the world's first commercial platform for using blockchain technology to register and settle securities transactions’. Peter discussed the platform.
An online “code of conduct” aimed at fighting hate speech has been launched by the European Union in conjunction with four of the world’s biggest internet companies. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have all been involved in the creation of the code, which is particularly aimed at fighting racism and xenophobia across Europe. Chris Green is a tech journalist and consultant, and he looked at the rules.