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Hi there, We're the brightest, most entertaining weekly money podcast in the UK. We are the money section of Mail Online, the world's biggest newspaper website. The podcast has been going for three years and has around 65,000 monthly listens and growing. Be great if you can add us to the TuneIn family. Many thanks in advance, Rich.

Hi there, We're the brightest, most entertaining weekly money podcast in the UK. We are the money section of Mail Online, the world's biggest newspaper website. The podcast has been going for three years and has around 65,000 monthly listens and growing. Be great if you can add us to the TuneIn family. Many thanks in advance, Rich.
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Hi there, We're the brightest, most entertaining weekly money podcast in the UK. We are the money section of Mail Online, the world's biggest newspaper website. The podcast has been going for three years and has around 65,000 monthly listens and growing. Be great if you can add us to the TuneIn family. Many thanks in advance, Rich.






Will a world of rising interest rates make you richer?

Interest rates are going to rise in May, if you believe economists, but will things get better or worse for you if they do? A few years ago, Mark Carney told us to enjoy the low inflation world while it lasted, but now wages are forecast to rise and keep inflation sticky, so interest rates are potentially going to inch up. Rising rates are often painted as bad news but for many a world in which they go up will look more enjoyable. What would be even more pleasurable is being paid more, so...


Buy, sell, or hold? What to do when stock markets tumble

Buy, sell, or hold? When stock markets take a tumble, it's decision time. Investors got a shock this week, when the prolonged period without a stock market correction – dubbed the Big Calm – came to an abrupt end. Many were not surprised by the fact that shares fell, after all warnings that a correction must arrive have not been in short supply. But what did catch them off guard was quite how hard they fell and that the only catalyst was the threat of slightly higher interest rates. On...


Is it time to cut inheritance tax… or raise it?

The Chancellor asked for ideas for inheritance tax to be simplified this week, but should we even have a death tax at all? It is highly unpopular, and some who argue against it say that taxing someone when they are alive and then their estate when they die amounts to double taxation. In contrast, others argue for a lower inheritance tax-free threshold and an even higher tax rate than the current 40%. So how do you solve a problem like inheritance tax? On this week’s podcast Simon Lambert,...


What protects your pension when a company like Carillion collapses?

The collapse of Carillion this week brought how Britain runs itself into the spotlight, but it also left many workers wondering about their money. And it's not just their wages that are a concern, the safety of people's final salary pensions is a major worry when a company collapses. In this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost look at how safe your pension is and what backs it up. They also discuss whether it is wise handing over so much of the UK’s...


Madness, madness, they call it (housing) madness

The property market is broken. Years of cheap money have allowed lenders to lend more and more to people earning less and less and we’re at crisis point. The politics of trying to boost the housing market to win votes has left us on the brink of potential disaster. Rents are likely to soar too, removing even that alternative to having a roof over our heads, and while all the economic focus rests on London there’s little incentive to move to Stoke-on-Trent. It was with this mess in mind that...


REVEALED: There is a way to save your money without losing out

We haven’t left the world’s biggest trading block yet so measuring the success of Brexit is tricky. It hasn’t happened. There’s still no plan. But what we do know is this. The inequality gap between rich and poor in Britain is growing. More than 14million have not been able to save a penny in the last 12 months. And HALF of earners of £25,000 or less haven’t put cash aside for the rainy days ahead. But why would you save when the interest rates available are lower than inflation? It means...


Auf wiedersehen, adieu, so long, au revoir to the banks

We tried hard this week not to talk too much about Britain's exit from the European economic bedrock as it jumps headfirst into bed with Donald Trump’s protectionist America. Instead, and in related news, Georgie Frost, Adrian Lowery and Simon Lambert take a look at the exodus of banks from the UK. Not just those planning on moving to continental Europe post-Brexit, but the latest wave of branch closures announced by HSBC and Yorkshire Bank. But do we really need them? Simon, This is Money’s...


From Brexit plans to Trump, it's just got real - what does that mean for your money?

This week will go down in history for a couple of major events. A new US president being sworn in is always big news but that happens every four years. OK, Donald Trump might shake things up a bit if he's able to get his way. Most noteworthy in Britain was the revelation that 'Brexit’ means the total withdrawal from the EU, customs union and single market as a way of controlling immigration. Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her 'plan' for the future of Britain outside the world's largest...


Will the FTSE keep rising? We've never had it so good, or have we?

Investors have been cheered by a stunning start to 2017 for the FTSE 100, which racked up a record-breaking run of closing highs. But does that mean we should be confident or worried? The FTSE 100 is made up of international companies with foreign earnings, booming on the back of the devalued pound. On this week’s This is Money podcast, Simon Lambert and Rachel Rickard Straus join Georgie Frost in the Share Radio studios to explore why shares have soared and discuss whether this is a good,...


Fed up with bad news... listen to the optimism edition of the This is Money podcast

The glass is half full and we’re on the hunt for a silver lining as we look forward to what's in store for our finances in 2017. We also cast a quick glance back at the most entertaining money stories of 2016, which were about... well, money. We go behind the scenes with the man we hold responsible for the phenomenon that was stories about new fivers worth a more than £5 and coins worth a small fortune, consumer affairs editor Lee Boyce. Readers loved his stories about coins and notes last...


Economics, politics and Marmite – 2016 – an unusual year in focus

The phenomenal successes of British athletes at the Rio Olympics were quickly forgotten in 2016 as a confusing, unpredictable mix of politics and economics took over. The peculiarities began before Brazil, however, when Leicester City won the Premiership title at odds of 5,000 to 1. Then the British public were granted a vote on the country’s role in the European Union, which few appeared to understand. Markets crashed and recovered, the pound tanked and people got rather angry – but mostly...


The third annual supermarket Christmas dinner taste test and some economics

It might be the only time in history that four five-course supermarket Christmas dinners are taste-tested on live radio over a discussion about the state of the economy. There’s really not much more one can say. Other than will it be Lidl, Waitrose, Tesco or ‘the wildcard’ that proves more popular this year in the turkey, cheese, Prosecco, sprouts and cranberry sauce league? The result, as a clickbaiter might say, may surprise you. The journey might amuse you. Inflation hit 1.2% and the US...


What drives you mad. How mortgage lending works. The end of the world.

It’s amazing isn’t it? We’re a service economy with a heavy reliance on financial services but when it comes to customer services and financial services, we’re useless. Our email inbox is permanently full of complaints about companies that refuse to help their customers – as is our old-fashioned post bag. For the ninth year running the Wooden Spoon awards are upon us, where we highlight the most complained about companies and organisations of the year and ask readers, listeners and viewers...


How safe are your bank, your energy firm and your gig tickets?

An energy firm collapsed this week, but even if you were one of GB Energy's customers you might not have even realised. If you've ever wondered where all those strangely named energy firms have come from, listen to this week's This is Money Podcast to find out. Simon Lambert and Lee Boyce, of This is Money, join Georgie Frost in the Share Radio studios to discuss why our energy firms are feeling stressed. They also look at why our banks are being stress tested, with the majority state-owned...


What the Autumn Statement means for you

The new Chancellor delivered his first Autumn Statement this week with the aim of distancing himself from his predecessor - but what will it mean for you? Philip Hammond grabbed the headlines with a ban on fees for tenants, a 2.2% savings bond, a minor splurge on infrastructure and an awful lot of debt. Will tenants bear the brunt of landlords hiking rents after being hit by crafty letting agents? Is a three-year bond paying 2.2% the answer to the savings crisis? What’s the key to...


Will Brexit Britain get an Autumn Statement giveway - and what's Trumpflation?

After the Brexit vote rolled in, a tax giveaway and spending splurge was considered a nailed on certainty. Five months down the line, Britain's economy has surprised many with its resilience and it's not so clear cut. So what will Philip Hammond do in the Autumn Statement. Will the public get infrastructure bonds to invest in, will stamp duty see a cut to get people moving, and will anyone ever commit to properly fixing Britain's roads. Next Wednesday's Autumn Statement holds the key and...


What will President Trump mean for you?

The Simpsons predicted it but did you? Donald Trump will be the next president of the US after his election win this week - something many thought was impossible. But just how much of a part did economic dissatisfaction among those who feel left behind by a wealthy elite play in this? Did that wealthy elite spend too long ignoring ordinary hard-working families concerns and telling them they knew what was best? Why didn't the other side realise and do something that would have stopped the...


Was the Bank of England wrong on Brexit? How to beat low rates and the robots after your job

The Bank of England updated us on post-Brexit vote Britain this week and managed to admit it was wrong while telling us it was right. Simon Lambert, Adrian Lowery and Georgie Frost rake through the inflation report and outlook for interest rates and the economy on the This is Money podcast with Share Radio. They also look at what that High Court victory means for Brexit, business and our money. While this rumbles on, savers are being stung by terrible rates and inflation rising. So what...


Can you save enough for retirement? Heathrow vs house prices

Cleared for take-off? Heathrow is given the green light for a third runway, but what does it mean for the economy, residents, house prices and the future of air travel from Britain? Some under 30s ARE saving enough for retirement while we explain why turning back the clocks this weekend makes our roads more dangerous. Has buy-to-let gone cold? Or should landlords look north to student towns such as Leeds for better yields? Buy-to-let and LS6 postcode expert Simon Lambert runs the rule. And...


It's time to stop meddling and making everything so complicated

Enough already! Can’t everything just be simpler? ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’, said Leonardo da Vinci, whose basic thinking gave us art and helicopters to chat about and wonder over for centuries. It hardly goes without saying that top of the week’s meddles is from Ryanair, the low-cost airline MOST famous for concocting increasingly bizarre, arbitrary ways of charging people more. Now it’s levying a fee for checking yourself in at home on your computer and printing the...


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