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This is Money: Scrambled Brexit with a side of Carney

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: Scrambled Brexit with a side of Carney
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week all eyes have been on the unreliable boyfriend of banking Mark Carney. Just days after committing to another year in the job the Governor of the Bank of England was thrust into the limelight again for Super Thursday. Meanwhile the High Court ruled parliament must be given a vote on triggering Article 50 casting further speculation on Brexit, and indeed Carney’s role in overseeing it. At any rate the Bank of England’s forecasts did not make for easy listening. Despite some hints of future growth interest rates are set to remain at rock bottom whilst inflation is set to soar leaving many to question just where they can safely invest their money. Editor Simon Lambert and Deputy Editor Adrian Lowrey join Georgie Frost this week to work out what’s on offer also weighing up alternatives such as overpaying the mortgage and investing in premium bonds, which celebrate their 60th birthday this week. Also on this week’s show they look at calls for a Government crackdown on cold calling and the prospect of a post-work economy thanks to the rise of robots and automation. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
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Simon Lambert, Adrian Lowery


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This is Money: Horology & Heathrow

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: Horology & Heathrow
Welcome to This is Money, the podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce join Share Radio’s Georgie Frost in the studio to go through the week’s biggest money stories. And this week it’s all about Heathrow, the decision to expand the airport and build the third runway. But the question is, how will the decision from Downing Street impact the economy and the people in the surrounding areas. The expansion is set to drop house prices in the region due to an increase in noise and air pollution. Away from the London airport, its good news for people seeking compensation as both Lloyds and Barclays this week have saved the cash to pay out. And have you ever wondered what would happen to your pension if you got divorce, can your ex take half that pension. Listen in to find out. All this plus much more. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
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Lee Boyce, Simon Lambert


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Top Trumps

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: Top Trumps
Welcome to This is Money, the podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus join Share Radio’s Georgie Frost in the studio to go through the week’s biggest money stories. And this week it’s all about inflation, and the news is leaving us all a little … deflated. Yes, that nebulous indicator, inflation has jumped to its highest level in 2 years - hitting spenders and savers alike. Blame Brexit if you like, and a lot of people have done, but is that really it? Michael O’Leary of Ryanair certainly is blaming the referendum as he hikes prices in even more obscure ways. And then, we’re looking at the banks: they’re slashing rates, deceiving switchers, and worst of all; this week it seems they don’t even know how to keep our money safe! Meanwhile, we take a look at the treasury's U-Turn to allow retired savers to cash in their annuities. Is Chancellor Hammond just doing all he can to obliterate Chancellor Osborne’s legacy, or dare I say it, could there be an actual plan in place? Surely not, that’s madness. At the other end of the show, Simon reckons we need a tax break on savings interest, what little we have, someone’s bought a car with Apple Pay and everyone’s amazed for some reason, and the new Churchill fiver sees even more inflationary trading. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
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Rachel Rickard-Straus, Simon Lambert


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is Marmitegate Toast?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: Is Marmitegate Toast?
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week, we're finally seeing the real-world of effect of Brexit: Marmite is gone from Tesco's shelves! Well, digital shelves at least, and it seems the supermarket giant and its main supplier Unilever have sorted out their differences for now, so you can rest easy. But if the battle is over for now, we can't be so sure about the war. As companies are squeezed from all sides by a falling pound and the soaring popularity of online delivery, can it lead to anything but higher prices at the checkout? Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce joined Georgie Frost this week to examine Marmite-gate, and see what it portends. They also took a look at Sterling's effect on holidaymaker's plans, the latest round of cuts at the beleaguered Lloyds, and what if anything we can know about housing prices in the future. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Floored by Politics

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: Floored by Politics
A week is a long time in politics - UKIP; Fracking protesters; and the pound all got a pummeling, didn't they? Welcome to the This is Money podcast, produced in partnership with NS&I. This week, Share Radio’s Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and journalist Ellie Lawrie to take a look at the week’s biggest financial stories. And we start with the speech. Which speech? Don’t be silly. Theresa May capped off the Conservative Party conference with an entreaty for the Tories to be the Peoples Party, but more importantly for our purposes, the PM gave some strong signals of protectionism and increased toughness on Business. Energy, pensions, transport – few sectors escaped her view. And we’re in no doubt about a Hard Brexit now, so how are May and Chancellor Hammond going to navigate this one? To further complicate matters is a near-perfect negative correlation between a plunging Sterling and a soaring FTSE. What are we to make of this? We’ll also be admonishing you to get your affairs in order, that is write a will. Few things ruin a family quicker than money, and family disputes over inheritances are on the rise in this country. We want to make sure your estate is dealt with in the way you intend, without breaking up the home. We’ll also be looking at ways of spending a windfall, the hyper-hyper-inflation of the new £5 note, and … you hear that? The carols are here early, and it’s time for a look-ahead to the toys on every kids’ Christmas list this year. (Sorry, but you really ought to get started early this year, they’re not cheap). This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
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Simon Lambert, Ellie Lawrie


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Achtung!

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: Achtung!
Welcome to another episode of This is Money, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce team up with Georgie Frost to deliver you the best of financial journalism and analysis this week. And who knows where Brexit will take us, but the simple fact is for now Europe still has a profound effect. Most notably Germany this week, as serious instability at Deutsche Bank, the country’s largest bank, and massive job cuts at Commerzbank, it’s second biggest, are sending waves through the banking sector this side of the channel. It’s not all bad news for the Germans though, as their budget supermarket Aldi is eating up more of the market share in Britain, though it seems at the expense of their own profits as well. Sustainable strategy? We’ll have to wait and see. Also on the show, the World Economic Forum raises its estimation of the British economy, the Help to Buy scheme has run its course, BHS gets a digital resurrection, and the gang give their favourite of their 50 top savings tips. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Project Fear becomes Project Not So Bad After All

Georgie Frost
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This Is Money: Project Fear becomes Project Not So Bad After All
Welcome to This is Money, the show and podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week, editor Simon Lambert is away, so Share Radio's Georgie Frost is teaming up with Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to dive into the biggest money stories this week. And this week, it seems all the Brexit Doom-and-Gloom might have been all for nought, as OECD figures show Briton's are weathering the storm nicely. But don't breathe out just yet, as we take a close look at economic evaluations, models and predictors. Are they worth the time? We'll find out. And the banks aren't feeling too comfortable with this news, as they slash valuation terms in preparation for a housing slump. We'll also be looking at one of the crown jewels of the last budget losing it's shine, and we'll find out just how susceptible to a nudge you might be. NS&I is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
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Rachel Rickard-Straus, Lee Boyce


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Sue Dougan

This is Money: Exploiting savers and penalising borrowers.

Sue Dougan
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This is Money: Exploiting savers and penalising borrowers.
It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction. This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
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Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard-Straus


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: The Best Of Edition

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: The Best Of Edition
On the show this week, we're taking a look back at the very best of our weekly financial analysis and commentary, in partnership with NS&I, over the past few months. And what a few months it has been! From Brexit to the Bank of England rate cuts, and don’t forget the BHS and Sports Direct scandals. We’re going to take you back, and get some perspective on it all. Maybe it will start to make sense... We'll also be looking at the major takeover of Britain’s own ARM holdings, a much-loved current account getting its rates slashed, and the best and worst of Great British Auto Manufacturing. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
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Rachel Rickard-Straus, Lee Boyce, Richard Browning, Simon Lambert


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Saving that Pound in your pocket (twice)

Georgie Frost
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This is Money: Saving that Pound in your pocket (twice)
Welcome to the This is Money show and podcast, in partnership with NS&I. This week, Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus, and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce from the Financial Website of the Year team up with Georgie Frost, Financial Broadcaster of the Year, to give you the very best in the week's money journalism. On the agenda: Your pound is being assailed from all angles, from scammers to through-the-floor rates. So what's to be done about it? Well, there is one White Knight on the horizon, and the team from This is Money have some strategies of their own. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
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Rachel Rickard-Straus, Lee Boyce


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