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Join host Lucia and Which?’s self professed money geeks, Gareth, Jenny, and the rest of the Which? team every Thursday for all the latest personal finance hacks, money news and answers to your burning questions. For more than 60 years, Which? has been fighting for people’s rights and in the Which? Money podcast we’ll get to the heart of the money issues hitting your pocket. Join us for a new episode every week.
 
Investment Uncut is a podcast about investing. Hosts Mary Spencer and Dan Mikulskis are joined by guests each week as they get beyond the jargon to try and bring sense to the world of investing and bring clarity to your investment decisions. LCP’s investment team advise large institutional investors including pension funds with billions of pounds of assets under management. Look out for new episodes every Wednesday.
 
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In this week’s podcast, Laith Khalaf explains the Bank of England’s plan to introduce a digital currency dubbed ‘Britcoin’ by the media, while Laura Suter gives some helpful hints on how to cut the cost of borrowing. She also explains what to do if you’re a customer of failed energy provider Bulb, and chats about a new 3.5% savings bond – what are …
 
This week, show hosts Dan Mikulskis and Mary Spencer are delighted to welcome back Senior Consultant and fund researcher at LCP, Nikki Matthews. Following a recent research piece from Nikki on Govcoins, they delve into digital currencies, including a digital currency the UK Government is looking to launch, and the implications this will have.…
 
A 26-year-old believes his drink was spiked on a night out and his finger print used to unlock his smart phone allowing thieves to steal £18,000 from his bank accounts. A leading anti-fraud campaigner warns that criminals appear to be adopting the "sinister" tactic of spiking drinks to get money. The Government is asking Parliament to pass a retros…
 
With more and more companies struggling to survive as a result of wholesale gas prices, we explain how customers can react. We also take a look at what might happen next? And ask whether switching could still get you a better deal? Spoiler… it won’t. Read our latest updates on the energy crisis, including what to do if your supplier ceases trading.…
 
This week’s Money & Markets podcast is almost all about Omicron – the covid variant that’s put quite a fear up global markets, especially on last week’s ‘Red Friday’. Danni Hewson, Dan Coatsworth and Tom Sieber discuss how concerns about the new strain sparked a massive sell off, and the aftershocks which have kept on coming. Unsurprisingly, airlin…
 
In this week's episode, we’re talking inflation with LCP’s Jon Camfield. We catch up on the latest inflation stats, how investors and pension schemes should think about these, and get onto the big question: Is this a temporary or a structural shift into a new regime? Have we got lazy over the last two decades with low and stable inflation? And what…
 
A High Street bank has refunded £145,000 to a man in his eighties after Money Box intervened. Alan was persuaded by thieves to transfer tens of thousands of pounds into what he thought were investments. The money was moved through his account at Metrobank which for many years had seen little activity. But the bank failed to notice large sums being …
 
We uncover how incorrect information on your credit report could impact your life, from rejected mortgage and credit card applications and more. During the episode we hear from people impacted by a mistake that wasn’t their fault, and how they’re fighting back. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
What does it cost to run an online business? Small business owners share their experiences of setting up, marketing and developing their online brand with Adam Shaw and guests. If you've a story, a good tip or lesson learnt we'd love to hear from you. Tweet @Moneybox or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now and please include a phone number if you'd like t…
 
Young people are turning to social media platforms like TikTok for financial advice. But how reliable is the guidance provided by usually unqualified and unregulated influencers? Reporter Anita Langary investigates. We also hear from TikTok influencer Callum Carver, and Emmanuel Asuquo of Talis Independent Financial Advisers.More than a million peo…
 
After a recent Which? investigation found a shocking number of us wish we hadn’t purchased an item in the Black Friday sales, we hear tips and advice on how you can avoid doing the same. We also hear how to spot and avoid fake reviews, and where best to sniff out a bargain. Read more on our Black Friday regrets investigation here & listen to our Wh…
 
This week we’re delving into the latest shockingly good jobs figures, and what they might mean for the Bank of England’s hotly anticipated decision on interest rates next month. Elsewhere in markets news, Danni Hewson looks at drinks giant Diageo’s bid for global dominance, Shell’s shift to UK shores, and whether markets really cared about a meetin…
 
Join Danny, Molly, Zakk, Dave, and special guest Layah Heilpern for this weeks ramblings. Topics this week include: 1 in 3 Millennials and 50% of Gen Z wanting 50% of salaries in Bitcoin, the Michael Saylor Academy, Danny highlights how crazy Bitcoin has been recently, NYC Mayor Elect Eric Adams to take his first 3 paychecks in Bitcoin, a new Bitco…
 
We're urged to be more environmentally friendly, but one listener has found he cannot release the equity he has tied up in his specially built, and officially signed off, eco-house. Is the equity release market out of step with efforts to counter climate change? We find out, with Money Box reporter Dan Whitworth and Amanda Moore, senior adviser at …
 
On this week’s Money & Markets podcast, Dan Coatsworth looks at market reaction to a new Covid treatment pill from Pfizer, and weighs the latest winners and losers from the week’s slew of earnings updates. Danni Hewson examines the sparkle that’s back at Marks and Spencer, as well as a return to form for Primark. And what’s with Elon Musk’s social …
 
If your circumstances aren’t seen as ‘standard’ in the eyes of insurers, finding affordable cover can become a nightmare. With the help of our insurance expert we explore the reasons you might struggle to secure protection, and what you can do about it. Read our free insurance guides on car insurance and home insurance. See acast.com/privacy for pr…
 
How do you turn a brilliant idea into a usable and saleable product, what does it cost to protect your design and how do you get the funding to start production? On Wednesday’s programme Adam Shaw speaks to independent inventors who've developed solutions to personal problems and now sell them worldwide. If you’ve an experience or question you’d li…
 
We hear from a new starter whose boss asked her to buy £800 of vouchers - but it turned out to be a scam. Employers’ social media could be putting staff at risk from fraudsters, but to whom can victims turn for compensation? Dr Elisabeth Carter, criminologist and forensic linguist at the University of Roehampton tells us how scammers use a techniqu…
 
On the 10th anniversary of Junior ISAs, the podcast looks at the most popular investments held inside these accounts including Tesla and Scottish Mortgage. There is an odd one out: and Dan Coatsworth thinks he knows why. Laura Suter looks at how mortgages are getting more expensive, and what homeowners can do to avoid their bills getting too big. D…
 
With tales of contactless cards being ‘skimmed’ by hackers, and occasions where online bank services drop out for hours on end, where should we be keeping our money? As the use of cash continues to decline, will it soon be a thing of the past? And how safe really is cryptocurrency? In this special episode the Which? Investigates & Which? Money podc…
 
Join Danny, Molly, Zakk, and Dave for this weeks ramblings. Topics this week include: Plan B's end of month Bitcoin price predictions, a man who had his house stolen, El Salvador using their Bitcoin profits to build 20 new schools, Bitcoin Whitepaper Day, and excitement builds regarding our upcoming Bitcoin funded Christmas party. This episode is s…
 
This week’s guest is Zoe Burdo, Co-Chair of LCP’s D&I Steering Group and we’re talking about the future of inclusion in the investment industry. Prompted by the recent FCA discussion paper, which many firms will have completed we delve into some of the discussions that went into LCP’s views on the discussion paper. We cover key barriers to progress…
 
How much should the state pension rise by? Baroness Ros Altmann says pensioners are being short changed by a government plan to temporarily break the link with earnings. It'll save tax payers billions, but cost each pensioner hundreds of pounds. Baroness Altmann tells how she hopes to block the plan in the House of Lords next week and force a rethi…
 
On this week’s podcast we’ve delved into the finer details of the Budget and picked apart the Government’s documents so you don’t have to. We reveal all the things you need to know and how the Budget will impact your finances. Tom Sieber looks at how markets reacted to the news and the impact on businesses, while Laith Khalaf digs into the big econ…
 
This week’s guest is Rob Arnott, quant researcher and founder of Research Affiliates. We discuss the principles of fundamental indexing, the definition of bubbles and anti-bubbles, the future of value investing, what quant researchers tend to get wrong, and the right questions to ask of any backtest. We put some big questions to Rob including: has …
 
After a year of financial turmoil as a result of the pandemic, supply chain shortages and the energy bill crisis, there was huge anticipation ahead of today's announcement from the Chancellor. In this special episode our money experts Gareth Shaw and Jenny Ross get into the detail of what was revealed today, and how it could impact your money. Read…
 
On this week’s edition of the Money & Markets podcast, Danni Hewson and Tom Sieber asses the winners and losers of earnings season to date and consider whether UK banks will perform as well as their cousins in the US. AJ Bell’s Head of Investment Analysis, Laith Khalaf looks at the latest inflation figures which might have bought the Bank of Englan…
 
Join Danny, Molly, Zakk, and Dave for this weeks ramblings. Topics this week include: The new Bitcoin all-time high and the 87% flash crash to $8k, Molly discusses an article stating that Bitcoin could trigger a financial meltdown, AMC look like they may be issuing their own coin after flirting with the idea of accepting Bitcoin, the American debt …
 
This week’s guest is Head of Pensions and Savings at investment platform Interactive Investor, Becky O’Connor. We cover the results of a recent large-scale survey of individuals’ hopes and worries about investing for retirement, as well as a wider discussion of the conversation the investment industry needs to have with individuals.…
 
Debt advisers in England fear that government plans to change the way their service is funded will see big cuts in the amount of face-to-face advice available.We hear from a woman who says in-person debt advice helped turn her life around, in a way that online of over the phone assistance could never match. And debt adviser Amy Taylor, who is chair…
 
Laura Suter puts some numbers on how rising costs are affecting everyday life. She also gives some tips on how to put some controls on a contactless debit card to avoid reckless spending. Tom Selby chats about a new study that considers the amount of money someone might need in retirement. He’s also back with another round of ‘pensions corner’, ans…
 
With the stamp duty holiday over and an expected rise in interest rates on the way, we discuss whether now could be a good time to buy. We also examine the historic low mortgage rates and do our best to predict the future of the market. Read more at which.co.uk/property. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Join Danny, Molly, Zakk, and Dave for this weeks ramblings. Topics this week include: CoinCorner acquiring Coinfloor, Twitter potentially throttling viewership on our posted videos, and Molly tries to persuade Dave to splurge for more premium hoodies for the team. This episode is sponsored by: CoinCorner (coincorner.com) - The UK's leading Bitcoin …
 
Hundreds of thousands of small businesses are not covered by the energy price cap which sets a maximum charge for each unit of electricity and gas. The existing cap only applies to domestic customers. Many small businesses have seen their bills soar over the last few weeks.Edinburgh University is denying some students access to its healthcare servi…
 
With a simplified travel system now in place in England, we explore the costs associated with heading overseas. We explore why a PCR test costs as much as it does, while also hearing the experiences of those who have already taken the plunge and headed abroad over the last few weeks. For the latest head to which.co.uk/travel See acast.com/privacy f…
 
This week we discuss all the changes that October is bringing, as the Government winds up much of its financial support for the pandemic, from furlough to the stamp duty holiday. We also look at the impact rising gas prices are having on businesses, as well as the latest supply chain problems companies are encountering. Danni Hewson chats to the he…
 
In this week’s episode, we speak to Karen Shackleton, founder of Pensions for Purpose and independent investment adviser and NED on impact investing. We cover Karen’s background and journey to setting up Pensions for Purpose, the growth she sees in impact investing when speaking with asset owners and asset managers, and the possibilities for the fu…
 
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