Crowdfunders is our weekly look at what's hot and what's not in the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer space, examining the latest news and developments in the fast growing world of alternative finance. Your host is Ed Bowsher, and on today's show he'll be focusing on peer-to-peer lending: LendingWorks has gotten the thumbs up for the Innovative Finance ISA, Ed gets the latest from Ratesetter, and James Hurley of The Times discusses former FSA boss Adair Turner's change of mind.
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Ed Bowsher is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss the latest figures for retail spending as well as looking at a new government scheme to safeguard members of failed pension funds. Plus why parents are increasingly struggling to put aside savings for their children. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Social media app Snapchat could soon be publicly owned, with the initial public offering set to value the company at £20.5 billion. It comes after its owner Snap Inc. reportedly settled on Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to underwrite the IPO, which is being referred to as a 'mega-unicorn', a term reserved for any companies valued at over $10 billion. Share Radio's Joe Aldridge spoke to Tech Consultant Chris Green about the company's plan.
A new research from Palo Alto Networks highlighted that 51% of IT security professionals find it difficult to communicate with senior management around security incidents. Greg Day, VP & Chief Security Officer at EMEA, Palo Alto Networks, discusses this issue.
The joined $100 billion technology investment fund between Saudi Arabia's top sovereign wealth fund and Japan's SoftBank Group has the potential to change the investment landscape. The new London-based fund could at current levels account for roughly a fifth of all such global venture capital investment. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka, Japan, discusses the plan.
Linda meets the self-sustaining Sun Rockers – all aged 50+ - of an unusual retirement community in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Sun Park’s been running for 5 years and its residents run everything there themselves – the shop, the bar and the entertainment.
Nick talks to the GMB Union about the tribunal being brought by Uber drivers, the UK's 'gig economy' in the 18th century, the RSA's commission to address Britain's social imbalance and the Georgetown students celebrating their Unsung Heroes.
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