If you're close to retirement, or thinking of setting up a pension pot, where do you start when it comes to choosing a private pension? Lorna Blythe, from Royal London, explains to Sarah Pennells what pensions are and how they work; Danisha Chada, a chartered and certified financial planner with Smith and Williamson, looks at how much help could a pension company give to its individual customers, Alan Chan, from IFS Wealth and Pensions, explains what the first steps are when taking out a pension for the first time.
Sarah Pennells looks at credit card surcharges and why we still have to pay an extra 2.5% interest fee. This week's Young Money Champion, Amelia Murray, explains what the credit card charges are and why they are being changed this year. Helen Saxon, from Moneysavingexpert.com, debates whether credit card rewards are worth considering after cash back offers and loyalty incentives were reduced. Richard Koch, from the UK Cards Association, explains what further changes are being introduced next month.
Sue Dougan and Helena Lang, Editor-in-Chief for Sainsbury's Magazine, have a varied line up of guests this week. They start off by speaking to Rebecca Dunphy, from Spit and Sniff, about exciting new wines you can include in your meals; food and travel writer Katy Salter tells us what ingredients to bring back in your suitcase when you go on holiday; nutritionist and former model Rosemary Ferguson talks about the benefits of juicing, despite some health benefits and Catherine Hanly, founder of Hot Dinners, tells us about London's exciting new restaurants.
The Entrepreneur Show takes a look at interesting businesses and talks to the people behind them. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking about taking the plunge, we'll bring you everything you need to guide your business from concept to success.
At 4.30PM on a Friday afternoon we team up with the Financial Times for "Serious Money with Claer Barrett". Claer is personal finance editor at the F.T. and put's together Saturday's FT Money section.
Topics this week:
Betting on a brexit - should investors gamble on the referendum result?
Serious money - why investors should fear deflation
And Lending Club - big problems at the US peer to peer lender but what does it mean for the UK sector?
Welcome to The Business of Sport with Share Radio's Michael Considine.
On today's show:
The 66th FIFA congress is taking place in Mexico City this week, Michael will be getting the thoughts of Sport Integrity Initiative's Andy Brown on FIFA's progress and also the latest on doping allegations in Russia. Editor of Rugby World Owain Jones will be joining Michael to discuss the challenges facing Bill Beaumont as he becomes chairman of World Rugby and Joe Aldridge will have Extra Time.
Time now to go over to the Share Centre for a review of the corporate highlights this week and a preview of what we can expect next week. Our correspondent today is Ian Forest, Investment Research Analyst.
Pride is at maximum capacity this week, as the team from This is Money take Financial Website of the Year at the Headline Money Awards, and our very own Georgie Frost picked up Financial Broadcaster of the Year. After a couple of minutes of self-congratulating, It’s time to get back to the real money talk that got us the awards in the first place. Mark Carney has warned that Brexit could have devastating effects on the UK economy, though it’s bad news for under-30s no matter what, as they’ll be the first generation to be worse off than their parents. We’ll also be looking at Challenger Banks, are they really different from the big guys? And finally, Simon indulges his love of American muscle.
This Is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher is in the studio once again to go through the days top stories. On the agenda today - Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns that a vote for Brexit could cost jobs, raise prices, see the pound fall sharply and even lead to recession; MPs are warning of another PPI scandal lurking around the corner; More than 600 bank branches have closed across the UK in the last year, with rural areas worst affected; and finally, High Court judges are expected to rule later on the case of a dad who refused to pay a fine for taking his child out of school during term-time.
Paid-for video and music subscriptions have certainly seen a surge in usage over the past two years, but it seems that it's the music market that's seen the highest amplification in consumer interest. Rebecca McGrath, Research Analyst at Mintel, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss Mintel's new report.