This is 'Crowdfunders', the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance and we've got a very busy show for you today.
The big news this week is over the pond in the US. The CEO of one of the big peer-to-peer sites in the US, Lending Club, has left the company under a cloud. Apparently one investor was buying loans on the platform that were riskier than he realised. Some commentators argue that this story is a major blow to the alternative finance industry. We'll find out more.
We'll also be looking at a equity crowdfunding campaign for a company called ET Index - it provides information on companies' carbon emissions for investors.
And we'll also find out about a big new source of funding for the peer-to-peer site, Lendinvest.
Beginning with the Lending Club story, Ed Bowsher begins by talking to Ryan Weeks from the Altfi website.
The latest quarterly review from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research sees world economic growth this year falling to it's slowest pace since the 2009 recession. The growth downgrade to 3% is mainly due to disappointing performances in us and japan, also poor performances for Brazil and Russia. As for the UK, things are dominated by the outcome of the EU referendum, for more analysis Ed Mitchell is joined in the studio by Jack Meaning, Research Fellow at the National Institute.
Morningstar, the investment research and investment management firm are this week, holding their annual Investment Conference.
Share Radio's Alexi Phillips went along to the conference and spoke to Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Old Mutual Global Investors.
He began by asking Mr. Buxton about the prevailing macro-economic issues that are troubling him.
As MoneySavingExpert have been writing this week, few cities can compete with Paris for sheer romance, beauty - and the beating a trip gives your wallet.. But they insist savings are possible, if you've got the right eye and decent timing. So, what are the best options on a budget? Plus, they ‘ve been looking at broadband…how much of the advertised broadband speed are the providers meant to be giving you?
As housing prices continue to skyrocket, more and more people are still renting well into their 40s. So how can they ever get their own place, if the situation is like this? Moira O'Neill and Tom Wilson from Moneywise have been looking at this exact issue this week. Plus, how did successful couples deal with money matters? And hiring help…the do’s and don’ts of getting builders in
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Harrison Kelly, Media Relations Manager at the TSB. Top on the agenda, nursing home expenses, challenger banks, contactless cards payments and holiday costs. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
Conor D'Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, talked about their new research published on the lack of career routes for non-graduates. Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, so how can we break down the barriers?
According to research by business banking market research and analysis firm, East & Partners, four-fifths of Britain's major companies have taken steps to hedge against the risk that a vote to leave the European Union will knock more than 10% off the value of sterling. In contrast, 83% of small and medium-sized firms think sterling will be unharmed by a vote for Brexit. Simon Kleine is the Head of Client Services at East & Partners, and he discussed the findings.
Simon spoke to Patrick McGinnis- author of 'The 10% Entrepreneur - Live your startup dream without quitting your day job', a book that shows how you can be an entrepreneur without having all the risks associated with failure.