This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our two apprentice investors today are Valsa de Winter and Matt Cox - and giving us his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
Once again it's time for this week's edition of Moneywise. On this week's episode writer Tom Wilson and editor Moira O'Neil join Sue Dougan in the studio. They start off looking at the cost of university with the average student starting this autumn estimated to end up with over £50,000 worth of debt by the time they graduate. Sticking with young people they also look at the cost of raising a child, now estimated to be around £230,000. Plus the latest polls and deals from across the week.
Sue Dougan is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the pressures from housing costs as well as proposals for a cap on instalment fees on prepayment energy meters. Plus will we see a realistic timetable for the delivery of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme?
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on the banks accused of closing accounts without warning. The Sucker Punch is this week awarded to representative rates and we hear how to haggle on the high street.
Nick Peters is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss Oxfam findings on growing levels of inequality in the UK as well as a look at the new plastic five pound note entering circulation today. Plus why the cost of job interviews is reaching an average £150. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Futura Medical is a pharmaceutical group that develops products for consumer healthcare.
At the heart of the business is the Company's gel for the treatment of erectile dysfunction ("ED").
The ED market has been valued at $5 billion.
Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy speaks to Share Radio about her interim results.
Founded in 1999, they want to help homes and businesses to be part of a sustainable solution to climate change.
Clients buy 100% renewable electricity and green gas, can generate renewable power in their own homes and invest in renewable power as shareholders.
This is 'Crowdfunders', the Share Radio programme that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance.
On today's show, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher discusses a report which looks at the investment performance of one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms: Seedrs
Ed also finds out about the latest developments with the Innovative Finance ISA. This ISA still hasn't really got up and running yet - even though it was supposed to be widely available from April.