With the array of websites and apps on offer more and more people are turning to technology to find love. As a result the dating economy is booming with one survey from TSB suggesting it contributes 14.5 billion pounds to the UK economy every year. To find out more Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Nicola Forsyth from TSB and serial dater Louise Yearnshire about the research.
Shopping via smartphone has become more and more popular with mobile sales set to treble in the next four years. However the UK is still lagging behind rivals in Asia and America with factors such as slow loading speeds to blame. That's according to joint research from Google, PayPal and OC&C Strategy Consultants. To find out what it will take to harness this growth sector Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to UK mobile commerce director at PayPal Rob Harper.
On Track Record with Sue Dougan today: Savings expert and head of communications at Scottish Friendly, Calum Bennie. Sue talks to Calum about his father’s work ethic, about working in marketing for a tour company to get his career underway, before embarking on a financial career with Britannia Life and onward to Scottish Friendly. His musical choices include The Smiths, Kate Bush and Crowded House - and you can hear an extended version this Saturday from midday, download it from the Share Radio website or iTunes.
Financial heavyweights, Lindsay Cook and James Walker from Resolver join Georgie in the studio. It's February 14th and whilst many will be celebrating Valentine's Day today - we decided to look at what happens when things turn out less than rosy, divorce. Rates in Britain are still the highest in Europe - so how can you protect yourself and your finances? On a more positive note we'll also be finding out which bank is winning the Golden Gloves this week plus how to get the best hotel room for your money.
Georgie is joined by Kevin Pratt, web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com, to go through today's top money stories, including inflation, how commuters are exposed to more air pollution and how much we're all spending on our Valentines.
Every week we meet a different member of the UK Money Blogger community to find out more about the person behind the Twitter handle. This time our reporter Sara Macham spoke to Maria Nedeva, the blogger behind The Money Principle.
On Company Casebook this week (Tues and Thurs at 2, Friday at 10:30) Linda Lewis meets some of the team behind Remeo Gelato, importers of the finest Italian gelato brought weekly to the UK by refrigerated lorry, which has been available via independent retailers and Ocado and is just about to go into Waitrose. We'll be hearing about the secrets of their gelato journey and also finding out how a chance contact with the tennis star Johanna Konta resulted in her becoming their brand ambassador and them filming a video together at the National Tennis Centre where Johanna had to hit frozen balls of gelato fired from a cannon. Amazing what lengths companies will go to catch the attention with something a bit out of the ordinary! So join them in Company Casebook here on Share Radio - (Tuesday and Thursday at 2, Friday at 1030.)
Every week some 100 experts from the UK Money Blogger community take to social media to discuss and compare notes on the latest money related issues. This time their Twitter chat took the form of a discussion of everything Valentine's Day and relationship related. To tell us more Georgie Frost was joined by Cat Wilson, whose site is pennywiseliferich.co.uk.
Georgie is joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post to discuss the overnight resignation of Michael Flynn, national security adviser to Donald Trump, and the US president's meeting with Canada's Justin Trudeau.
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6bn loss as the aero-engine firm absorbs the effect of its £671m settlement with regulators for past bribery and corruption. It is also battling a weaker pound. Alongside this Rolls-Royce reported plans to launch its first fleet of crewless ships by 2020. The move has been criticised by workers' unions and analysts, who have voiced concerns over the impact on jobs and the reduction in protection from privacy. Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss the trials and tribulations of Rolls-Royce is Gaurav Sharma, Business Editor with the International Business Times.