This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast growing world of alternative finance. In today's show, Ed Bowsher looks at the peer to peer sector in China and, in particular, a scandal where investors ended up lending money to a high risk 'mega-bus' project. The investors probably won't be getting their money back. Ed also looks at risk in peer to peer lending with Neil Faulkner from the 4th way website.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week Megan French joins Nick Peters to guide us through saving on the cost of motoring and what you need to do if you've just returned from holiday. Plus a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
The must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing our magazine to your ears. On this week's episode writer Tom Wilson and deputy editor Helen Knapmann join Nick Peters in the studio. They start of looking at flights. With nearly one in three delayed in the UK last summer how can travellers claim compensation? They also take a look at peer to peer lending weighing up what's the attraction and what are the risks. Plus the latest deals and stats from across the week.
Josh Lowe from Newsweek joined Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey to give reaction to the latest political news. What are the implications for UK politics, after Apple's tax bill? Josh looks ahead to Theresa May's 'Brexit brainstorm', whilst also giving the latest from the Labour leadership race.
Has the Apple tax debacle further poisoned an already difficult environment for talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? The planned free-trade agreement between the US and the EU, also known as TTIP, has been surrounded by controversy, and some European leaders have now called the talks dead. Professor Anand Menon, a director of a research body based at Kings College, shared his thoughts.
Nick Peters is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the growing numbers of new and expectant mothers being made redundant in the UK as well as the latest news on Apple's tax row with the EU. Plus just how much is cybercrime costing the UK economy? All these stories and more on The News Review.
What's the connection between a 16th century Polish astronomer and a 19th century British naturalist? Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin may have lived three centuries apart but their thinking changed scientific perspectives. Thanks to Copernicus, we know the sun and not the earth is at the centre of the Universe, whilst Darwin's theory of evolution challenged the orthodox view that the species were created the same time as earth and in their current form. So what about the science of economics? Is it also due for a major re-think? Yes, according to George Cooper, an author and Chief Investment Officer of Equitile Investments. In his new book 'Fixing Economics', he argues that modern economics needs to embrace a new way of looking at and understanding the world if financial crises are to be prevented in the future.
George Cooper joined Juliette Foster in the studio to discuss his book and ideas.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on retirement and pensions. Why has HMRC earned the Sucker Punch award this week? Plus how to maintain a professional relationship with domestic workers.
Nick Peters is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss the strength of Britain's bars and restaurants as consumer spending rises as well as the growing issue of debt amongst young people. Plus we find out why Croydon has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley of south London". All these stories and more on The News Review.