The team from This Is Money, the award winning financial website, are back in the studio with Georgie for their weekly catch up. This week they take a look at: Big banks pay out billions in bonuses and dividends, despite the rocky start to the year;
we gear up for the Chancellors budget, as fears are increasing over what he'll do with our pensions; and as the pound keeps sinking, is it time for a staycation?
Francesco Guerrera, Associate Editor, Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico, joins Share Radio to talk on the biggest stories in the political world. Francesco talks more on Brexit, discusses the G20 meeting of financial ministers, looks further into the issue of migration and also touches upon bank stress tests.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has reported an annual loss attributable to shareholders of £1.9 billion. That is in line with the bank's guidance from last month and is a smaller loss than last year, but it’s the bank’s eight consecutive annual loss. Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, joins Share Radio to look at the ins and outs of the numbers.
Each week the Investment Trust Show discusses the major issues, factors and news that impact on investment trusts. In this weeks edition the focus is on private equity investment trusts. Joining Ed Mitchell in the studio is Ian Barrass, Manager of the Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust and Share Radio's senior market analyst, Ed Bowsher. By phone, Nick Britton, Head of Training at the AIC as well as Hamish Mair, Director and Head of Private Equity Funds at The F&C.
This week the topics include a host of questions on investing in private equities, such as the risks and potential returns, as well as day to day volatility of share prices.
The South African economy is "in crisis" according to the country's finance minister. Speaking ahead of this week's Budget Speech, Pravin Gordhan admitted the country was struggling with a difficult set of economic circumstances.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports on an embattled economy where the threat of a downgrade to junk status looms on the horizon.
Dave Millett, Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker, Equinox, talks about Ofcom’s report ruling on whether BT can keep its Openreach broadband arm. BT seems to have escaped the immediate threat of selling off its wholesale arm, but it faces a stricter regulatory straitjacket under wide-ranging proposals which would allow other operators to lay fibre optic lines alongside its network. Dave discusses the decision.
Gareth Mann, CEO of big data products company, Digital Contact, joins Nigel Cassidy and Paul Sedgwick to look at how social media analysis can correctly predict the Brexit referendum result, in light of UK Fin Tech Week. As the EU Referendum approaches, can small and innovative data companies make the right predictions?
This is 'Crowdfunders', the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance.
We join Share Radio's Ed Bowsher, and in today's show, the guests are looking at an example of a business that listened to its customers and reversed course on a controversial business strategy. In this instance it was one of the biggest peer to peer lending businesses, Ratesetter. We'll hear from one of Ratesetter's founders on what happened.
The show will also look at a new bond issued by Swindon Borough Council, the world's first ever 'Council solar bond!'
And on top of that, an interview with the chairman of an innovative sportswear business, Skins, that is raising money from investors on the Seedrs equity crowdfunding platform.