This is 'Crowdfunders', the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance. In today's show with Ed Bowsher we take a critical look at mini-bonds where companies effectively borrow money from investors via crowdfunding websites.
Also looked at is a crowdfunding campaign by a coffee company called Pact coffee. The company's founder claims that Pact's coffee is the best in the UK.
And finally, chat with James Codling, who is the boss of a platform called VentureFounders. James talks about VentureFounders and also explains what he thinks the crowdfunding industry needs to do if it wants to mature successfully.
Independent Economist Shaun Richards talks about the deflationary pressures in the UK economy, on the back of latest BRC/Nielsen Shop price index showing that February Marked the 34th Consecutive Month of Shop Price Deflation, with prices down 2%. So what's behind these deflationary pressures? Shaun offers his views.
With the results coming in from Super Tuesday, in which 11 US states have voted to choose their presidential candidates, the pitched battle for the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is moving closer to becoming reality as both are leaping further ahead in the battleground states. Sarah Lowther has been speaking to Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico's Senior White House reporter in Washington, about the results.
This is Share Daily, a look back at some highlights from Share Radio over the last 24 hours. It's your opportunity to catch up with the best of Share Radio , where we bring you news and views on stocks and shares, talk to successful entrepreneurs and offer advice which could make and saves you money. Today, Olivia Demetriades smoothly guides us through the world of finance.
As we head towards April the countdown is already underway for the ISA deadline...or Individual Savings Account - which is why it's timely that IG Group, a leading online trader, has today launched an offer allowing clients to trade their Exchange Traded Funds - or ETFs - commission free, during the ISA season. But is there a catch? Juliette Foster was joined in the studio by Ian Peacock, IG Group's Head of UK and Ireland to find out.
Rachel Bridge writes books about entrepreneurship, personal development and smart thinking.
"Ambition", explains how all of us can reach our ideal place in life with a little bit of planning and some carefully honed routines. The author joined Juliette Foster in the studio to discuss her inspiration and works.
Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator, joins Juliette Foster in the studio to give his take on recent challenging times for Western economies - who are operating in an environment of weak growth, falling interest rates and lower than normal levels of inflation.
David Buttress, CEO of global online and mobile takeaway ordering service Just Eat, discusses the company’s full year results. From humble beginnings in a Danish basement in 2001, to a 2014 listing on the London Stock Exchange, it now operates in 15 countries worldwide. So what do its latest figures reveal and what does the future hold?