Crowdfunders is Share Radio's weekly look at all forms of crowdfunding - including peer to peer lending. Today: good news for the 'punk' brewer, Brewdog - it's raised money from a US private equity firm at a valuation over £1 billion.
New evidence suggests the Bank of England may have been involved in the Libor rigging scandal.
A secret recording from 2008 uncovered by the BBC suggests that the UK's central bank pressured commercial banks to push Libor rates down during the Financial Crisis.
Libor is the rate at which banks lend to each other, setting a benchmark for mortgages and loans for ordinary customers.
In one section of the recording, Senior Barclays manager Mark Dearlove speaks to Libor submitter Peter Johnson, telling him: "The bottom line is you're going to absolutely hate this... but we've had some very serious pressure from the UK government and the Bank of England about pushing our Libors lower."
Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Justham of 7IM.
With less than two weeks remaining before the French Presidential Election, the race has become a four-way contest, with the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon overtaking the conservative Francois Fillon in the latest polls.
Independent Emmanuel Macron and National Front Leader Marine Le Pen are still in the lead in the polls, both with 24%, but who will win in the end?
For her thoughts, Ed Bowsher was joined by Aarti Shankar, Policy Analyst at Open Europe.
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to increase the national living wage to £10 an hour within the first months of a Labour government, a rise that would benefit nearly 6 million workers. But is it enough to sway voters in the next general election? For this and more of the day's political news, Ed Bowsher was joined by Robert Colvile, Editor of CapX.
New evidence uncovered by the BBC implicates the Bank of England in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. To discuss this and more of the day's big macro news stories, Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga of City Index.
Last week saw the introduction of new gender pay reporting regulations forcing companies employing more than 250 people to publish information about their pay. So, what will this information really tell you, what can you do if you think you're not being paid the same as men in your organisation and what happens if you don't comply with the rules?
According to a survey by job search engine Adzuna men are far more likely than women to ask for the double progression of both promotion and a pay rise. To discuss the findings in more detail, Share Radio's Sara Macham was joined by Becky Barr from Adzuna.
Interest rates are lower than they've been for years, which isn't great news for savers but it does mean you could get a good deal if you have a mortgage. In this week's episode Sarah helps you do just that with her panel of expert guests.
Over 1,500 elderly and vulnerable people - including those who have dementia - will be given call blocking software, provided by TrueCall, in a new Government-funded scheme led by the National Trading Standards Scams Team. How will this work, and what difference will it make?