Once again, it's time for the This is Money podcast. Every week, in partnership with NS&I, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up to go through all the finance stories you need to know this week. Georgie is joined in the studio by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss. We’re going to be talking about the latest CMA report- could we be seeing a range of new apps to make choosing and switching bank accounts easier? And on top of that, the Bank of England cut in interest rates has caused a number of impacts since last week with some good news for first time house buyers but more worrying for savers, we’ll be looking at the effects on mortgages and pensions. Meanwhile the Bank of England has said it wants to encourage investors to take 'more risk'. So how can you make money in this post-Brexit Britain without gambling your nest egg away? And finally we’ll be tackling the perennial topic of inheritance tax. This is Money is presented by George Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined by Charlotte Burns from studentmoneysaver.co.uk. Today they discuss the latest industrial action from Eurostar workers and sticking with the travel theme take a look at airline charges for using credit or debit cards. Plus they also talk about the latest government list naming and shaming companies who fail to pay workers the minimum wage. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Now the cynic might say, who would want to sponsor the Olympic Games, what with doping scandals, corruption, venue deficiencies and the Zika virus. Whatever the true ideals of the movement, the Olympic brand and its many parts aren’t seen as trustworthy. So will any of that rub off on the prominent brands that are paying untold millions to be there? Izzy Pugh, Director of Culture at Added Value, a strategic brand consultancy, talks to Share Radio to discuss the games and the brands involved.
This week has seen Russia speaking with first Turkey and then the UK, seemingly working on its diplomatic relations. But why now - And what is President Putin's seeming game plan? Matt Cox speaks to Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova to find out more.
The Investment Trust Show brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors. This week we're heading east to track down the best investment opportunities. Is China a good place given ongoing concerns about its growth prospects, and what about Japan? After the latest stimulus package by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will investors finally be rewarded for years of perseverance? Juliette is joined in the studio by Mike Kerley of Henderson Global Investors and James Carthew Head of Research and Director at Marten & Co.
Georgie Frost is joined by Kevin Pratt, editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the latest trends in UK house prices as well as the importance of travel insurance when holidaying abroad . Keeping with the theme of property they also talk about bad neighbours and the effect this can have on property values. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Jack Sommers, of the Huffington Post UK, talked about the biggest stories in the world of politics. The GMB has backed Owen Smith's Labour leadership campaign, at the same time as a High Court challenge continues over the party’s leadership contest. And there’s more controversy surrounding the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
The future of British farming is in question post-Brexit. Farmers received £2.1 billion from direct subsidies from the EU in 2015, making up 55% of farmers' total incomes last year. So what's next for British Farming, and what needs to be done to secure its future? Matt Cox spoke to Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farmer's Union.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week, Eesha Mohindra joins Georgie Frost to discuss car insurance before moving onto debt management and a new balance transfer card. Finally, there’s a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
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