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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

583 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings

Welcome to Informed Choice Radio, the personal finance podcast all about achieving your financial goals in life. New episodes are published every Friday, featuring expert interviews and practical tips for making the most of your money. Your host for Informed Choice Radio is Martin Bamford; a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and personal finance author. Contact Martin at [email protected] with any comments or questions. You can find show notes and archived episodes at

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Smart home energy technology, with Mark Harrison from dcbel

August 12, 2022 05:00 - 15 minutes - 12.7 MB

We need to get smarter about home energy consumption. With rising wholesale prices and concerns about the capacity of the National Grid, could your battery electric vehicle be part of the solution to a smart energy future? In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Mark Harrison from dcbel, who are bringing to Europe their smart home energy technology. dcbel sits at the nexus of residential solar power, electric vehicle charging and prosumer-centric energy systems. Its AI-driven sustainable...

Embracing the energy transition, with Tom Holl from Blackrock Energy & Resources Income Trust

July 29, 2022 05:00 - 28 minutes - 23.8 MB

The world of energy is changing, with a dramatic shift towards sustainability. At the same time, the price of wholesale energy went through the roof as the economy returned to normal levels of activity post-pandemic. Joining me for this episode is Tom Holl, co-manager of the BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust plc and a member of BlackRock's Natural Resources team. Tom is responsible for the nutrition strategy, the gold and mining sectors, and co-manages a number of the team's ...

How to make life Easier, with Chris Westfall

July 15, 2022 05:00 - 26 minutes - 21.6 MB

How can we make our lives easier? My guest on the podcast today is Chris Westfall, a business coach, author and speaker. In his latest book, Chris writes about ways to make your work life work for you. Easier is the hold-your-handbook on coaching, leadership and resilience, offering insights on creating the future of work, finding connection and guidance, and finding ways to make everything in life easier. Chris Westfall is one of the most sought-after coaches and keynote speakers in ...

How to Succeed in the New World of Work, with Kerry Hannon

July 01, 2022 05:00 - 21 minutes - 18.1 MB

Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career. When the global pandemic hit, older workers fortunate enough to retain their jobs once again had to navigate enormous upheaval, virtually overnight. Working from home, often in isolation, over-fifties found themselves facing daunting technological and social challenges. My guest on the podcast today is Kerry Hannon, author of In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New W...

How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win, with Sachin Khajuria

June 17, 2022 05:00 - 36 minutes - 30.1 MB

Private equity was once an investment niche. Today, the wealth controlled by its leading firms surpasses the GDP of some nations. My guest on the podcast today is Sachin Khajuria, author of the first true insider’s account of private equity, revealing what it takes to thrive among the world’s hungriest dealmakers. A former partner at Apollo, Sachin gives readers an unprecedented view inside this opaque global economic engine, which plays a vital role underpinning our retirement systems...

Should You Invest in Gold? (The Pros and Cons), with Adrian Ash

June 03, 2022 05:00 - 32 minutes - 26.9 MB

What part should gold play in your investment portfolio? My guest today is Adrian Ash, director of research at BullionVault, the world’s largest online marketplace for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Looking after £3 billion of precious metal for more than 100,000 customers, BullionVault offers private investors access to the whole bullion market with online trading, instant settlement, and low-cost storage in secure vaults. Winner in April 2022 of a third Queen’s Award for Enter...

Cascading your wealth, with Marlene Outrim

May 20, 2022 05:00 - 19 minutes - 16.2 MB

Do you want to live your life well and enjoy financial security while leaving a legacy for family members? My guest on today’s show is Marlene Outrim, author of Cascading Your Wealth, a comprehensive guide to putting your affairs in order and making the right choices now about how to pass on your wealth without compromising your current lifestyle. Marlene is a Certified Financial Planner, Fellow of the CISI, Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Financial Planner, as well as holding num...

How to reduce your energy bills and combat fuel poverty, with James Sommerville

May 13, 2022 05:00 - 25 minutes - 20.9 MB

Energy bills are soaring and many of us are wondering what, if anything, we can do to ease the burden. My guest today is James Sommerville, Head of Business Development at AgilityEco. AgilityEco is on mission to play a major role in eliminating fuel poverty, to deliver better outcomes for low income and vulnerable families and to prepare Britain’s homes for Net Zero. They have a vision for a warm, efficient and healthy home for everyone. By reducing energy bills through energy effici...

Money mindset, with Makala Green

April 29, 2022 05:00 - 21 minutes - 18.1 MB

The financial services profession is often accused of being male, pale and stale. Things are changing (for the better!) with greater diversity and a younger cohort becoming Financial Planners, bringing with them a valuable perspective and experiences. My guest on the podcast today is Makala Green, the first Black Female Chartered Financial Planner. Makala has an extraordinary track record of success, working her way up from a cashier position age 16. She has transformed lives and busin...

Critical Thinking Skills: How to Combat Fake News, with Helen Lee Bouygues

April 16, 2022 05:00 - 24 minutes - 20.4 MB

In this episode, we're talking about how to think critically about the news and information that you come across every day. With today's guest, Helen Lee Bouygues, we're chatting about something really important: critical thinking skills. It seems like more and more lately we're coming across fake news and information that's simply not true. It can be really hard to tell what's real and what's not, but with some simple techniques, you can start thinking critically about the news you di...

Managing an ‘all-weather’ global equity portfolio in 2022, with Matthew Tillett

April 01, 2022 05:00 - 23 minutes - 19.5 MB

How do you manage an ‘all-weather’ global equity portfolio in 2022? My guest on the podcast today is Matthew Tillett, Lead Portfolio Manager of The Brunner Investment Trust. The Brunner Investment Trust has been around since 1927, and invests in companies all over the world. The Trust favours large, well-financed businesses with global reach, pricing power and brand strength. Prior to joining AllianzGI, who run the Brunner Trust, Matthew worked at Datamonitor and the Office for Natio...

Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness, with Keisha Blair

March 18, 2022 05:00 - 25 minutes - 20.7 MB

Imagine a life where you are financially savvy and independent, living with purpose and generosity while inspiring others. That’s what Holistic Wealth is all about. My guest on the podcast today is economist Keisha Blair, the bestselling author of Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons To Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity and Happiness. Keisha’s story started with tragedy, the sudden death of her husband in 2009. Her experience became a viral article for Thrive Global, “My Husband Died at ...

How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens, with Matt Fortnow

March 04, 2022 05:00 - 17 minutes - 14.3 MB

I imagine you've heard of NFTs? Non-fungible tokens are the latest hot digital property, but what are they, how did they evolve, and why do they have value? My guest on the show today is Matt Fortnow, entertainment lawyer turned entrepreneur. Matt is co-author of The NFT Handbook: How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens. He's become increasingly enamored by digital art and non-fungible tokens and has created the official NFTs for iconic brands such as The Three Stooges. Las...

How to Make More Money to Do More Good, with Derrick Kinney

February 18, 2022 05:00 - 24 minutes - 20.5 MB

Make more money. Change the world. Live the life you deserve. Sounds good, right? My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Derrick Kinney and he is all about changing how you feel about money. Derrick believes money is not bad and good people should have more of it. After applying these proven principles with thousands of clients, Kinney sold his multimillion-dollar business to teach these success steps to you. His new book is Good Money Revolution: How to Make More Mone...

Rising wholesale energy prices: what does it mean for your household?

November 19, 2021 05:00 - 25 minutes - 20.8 MB

Soaring wholesale energy prices are squeezing household budgets, with higher costs for gas and electricity bills this winter. Many smaller energy providers have gone bust, with more expected to fail in the coming months. In this episode, I’m joined by Kevin Pratt, personal finance journalist and editor of Forbes Advisor UK, to discuss the drivers of these rising prices, what steps we can take to keep our bills manageable, and whether now is the right time to invest in renewable energy pr...

568 Your pension can fight climate change, with Sarah Pennells

November 12, 2021 05:00 - 18 minutes - 15.2 MB

Do you think of yourself as climate-conscious? With the COP26 climate change summit drawing to a close, I catch up with Sarah Pennells from Royal London to discuss responsible investing with your pension. Their new research found more than three-quarters of us claim to be climate-conscious, but more than two-thirds of pension savers are unaware their pension could be used in the fight against climate change. Pensions have the power to protect the future of the planet, but first we need...

567 Fun stories to teach kids about money, with Will Rainey

November 05, 2021 05:00 - 19 minutes - 16.5 MB

An ever-increasing number of young adults are living in debt, with minimal financial knowledge and without the skills to build long-term wealth. My guest on the podcast today wants to empower parents to teach their kids how to form life changing money habits. Through his work and new book, Will Rainey is teaching kids the basics of all money related topics that they will need to be financially secure when they become adults. Will is a qualified actuary and award-winning investment cons...

566 Disputed inheritance, with Samara Dutton

October 29, 2021 05:00 - 17 minutes - 14.8 MB

What happens when someone dies and their family disputes the terms of their will? My guest on the podcast today is Samara Dutton, a contentious probate litigator at Collyer Bristow. Samara is a key member the contentious trusts and probate team at Collyer Bristow. She specialises in all categories of trust disputes, acting for both trustees and beneficiaries in breach of trust claims, applications for removals and other disputed aspects of trust administration, including cross-jurisdicti...

565 Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom, with Robin Powell

October 22, 2021 05:00 - 23 minutes - 19.3 MB

Whatever financial freedom means to you – living the life you want, not working to someone else’s timetable, not worrying about money ever again, or some other dream – the way to get there is through investing. My guest on the podcast today is Robin Powell, co-author of Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom. Robin and his co-author Ben Carlson share in the book the path to financial freedom through sensible saving and straightforward investing. In our conversation today, we talk about t...

Fraud and asset recovery, with Tim Carter & James Lister

September 24, 2021 09:33 - 23 minutes - 22.3 MB

We know that scams are increasingly prevalent during the pandemic. With a growing number of people falling victim to Ponzi schemes, corporate fraud and other nasty scams, what action can you take if you lose money? My guests on the podcast today are Tim Carter and James Lister from Stevens & Bolton LLP. Tim advises on all aspects of restructuring and corporate and personal insolvency, including distressed business sales. His clients range from insolvency practitioners, corporates, stak...

Understanding the Trust Registration Service, with Adrian Moss

September 17, 2021 06:00 - 18 minutes - 17.4 MB

If you're a trustee, you need to know about the Trust Registration Service. My guest on the podcast today is Adrian Moss, Trusts and Tax Director at Penningtons Manches Cooper. Adrian manages the Penningtons Manches Cooper trust and personal tax administration team which provides an accurate, efficient and cost-effective accounting and tax compliance service to clients. The team is involved in over 500 active trust administrations and the preparation of over 150 personal tax returns. ...

Stopping financial sabotage before it stops you, with Catherine Morgan

August 20, 2021 05:00 - 26 minutes - 22.1 MB

The meaning we attach to money becomes the lens that we think, feel and behave with money. My guest on the podcast today is Catherine Morgan, an entrepreneur, keynote speaker and multi-award winning money coach. Catherine is host of the In Her Financial Shoes podcast which helps you to get in control of money, gain financial confidence, learn how to invest and save money. In our conversation today, we discuss the imprinting period in childhood that forms many of the emotions around mon...

Securing a second passport, with Brandon Miller

August 06, 2021 05:00 - 19 minutes - 16.3 MB

Do you ever dream about upping sticks and moving to a different country? Perhaps you have one eye on the future and want the security of a second passport, 'just in case' things go wrong in your home country. My guest on the podcast today is Brandon Miller, founder of Maple Immigration Services, a boutique immigration practice in Toronto, Canada. Brandon is author of Second Passport: Your guide to have a secure alternative home for you and your family, just in case... When he graduat...

Dealing with finances when getting divorced, with Charlotte Plowman

July 30, 2021 05:00 - 17 minutes - 14.8 MB

Getting divorced can be an expensive business. Where divorcing parties end up in court to settle their financial arrangements, those legal expenses can become substantial. My guest on the podcast today is Charlotte Plowman, an Associate Solicitor at Family Law Partners in Horsham. Charlotte has specialist expertise advising in all aspects of family breakdown and divorce, dissolution or separation, including the financial aspects and arrangements for children. She provides advice in ca...

Mindful Investing, with Jonathan Satovsky

July 23, 2021 05:00 - 26 minutes - 22.3 MB

My guest on the podcast today is Jonathan Satovsky, the CEO and Chief Behavioral Coach of Satovsky Asset Management. Jonathan provides leadership, coaching, advanced financial planning, and oversight across client relationships and business operations. Jonathan has spent more than 25 years in the wealth advisory business. He wears two hats in his company as both the CEO and the Chief Behavioral Officer. During our conversation today, Jonathan explains why controlling and fully understa...

Reignite your inner drive, with Sharath Jeevan

July 16, 2021 05:00 - 24 minutes - 19.9 MB

Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions, at work or at home? It’s common to feel jaded and unhappy with the various organisations of which we are a part. Life doesn’t have to feel like this. My guest on the podcast today is Sharath Jeevan, Founder and Executive Chairman at Intrinsic Labs. Sharath is one of the world’s leading experts on how to practically re-ignite the inner-drive (or intrinsic motivation) in our lives. In his new book, Intrinsic: A manifesto to reig...

Strategies to Avoid Financial Regrets, with Sten Morgan

July 09, 2021 05:00 - 26 minutes - 21.9 MB

Anyone who has learned a financial lesson the hard way has probably thought, "I wish I knew that sooner". We've all got financial regrets, some big and some small. My guest on the podcast today wants people to have access to the right financial information at the right time, before they do the wrong thing. Sten Morgan is a Certified Financial Planner and founded Legacy Investment Planning as an alternative to traditional financial advisers. He's on a mission to bring creativity back ...

Crypto Wars, with Erica Stanford

July 02, 2021 05:00 - 30 minutes - 25.1 MB

Crypto is always in the headlines, with a growing number of people speculating on Bitcoin, Ethereum and other tokens. But, along with the rest of the financial industry, scams are rife. Thousands of people lost billions of dollars in the OneCoin scam, masterminded by the now infamous Missing Cryptoqueen, called 'one of the biggest scams in history'. How can you protect yourself from losing out? My guest on the podcast today is Erica Stanford, a crypto expert and educator. Erica is ...

Finding Funded Contentment, with Brian Portnoy & Neil Bage

June 25, 2021 05:00 - 32 minutes - 26.6 MB

What has the pandemic taught us about wealth and what my guests today refer to as 'funded contentment'? I'm delighted to welcome back to Informed Choice Radio two of my favourite people from the world of behavioural finance. Brian Portnoy is one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of money.   He has written multiple bestselling books, including The Geometry of Wealth, and has 20+ years of experience as investor and educator in the hedge fund and mutual fund industries.  He...

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Are you prepared to lose mental capacity?

June 18, 2021 05:00 - 19 minutes - 16.6 MB

The recent high-profile ITV documentary ‘Kate Garraway: Finding Derek’ highlighted the severe issue of losing mental capacity. This documentary is about Kate’s struggle to support her Husband Derek, in a year-long battle with Covid-19, has been only complicated by the lack of legal protections. Kate has been unable to manage her husband’s care or manage his finances. She did not even have the right to see his medical information. But what happens when you or a loved one loses mental ca...

Employee wellbeing as we return to the workplace, with Vicky Walker

June 11, 2021 05:00 - 15 minutes - 12.9 MB

Businesses in England could stimulate the economy by as much as £61 billion by 2025, if they proactively develop new wellbeing strategies and improve underperforming ones. With many employees thinking about a return to the workplace in the coming months, wellbeing will be front of mind during this critical transition. My guest on the podcast today is Vicky Walker, Head of People at Westfield Health. Vicky has more than 25 years’ experience in HR. She believes it is the role of HR to ac...

Why 4 in 10 women struggle with their financial wellbeing (Talking Money #20 from Informed Choice Radio)

June 04, 2021 05:00 - 31 minutes - 25.7 MB

4 in 10 women struggle with their financial wellbeing as a result of a focus on short-term finances. According to the latest Aegon Financial Wellbeing Index, women wait until later in life than men to determine what they truly want from their finances. In this episode of Talking Money, Martin and Hannah discuss why women's financial wellbeing is suffering because of a focus on short-term finances. They also look at the new rules being introduced by the FCA to stamp out the systematic s...

Passion, Persistence, and Financial Independence, with Dave Mason

May 28, 2021 05:00 - 21 minutes - 17.7 MB

My guest on the podcast today found himself deeply in debt, despite earning significant amounts of money in his career. He came to realise that what he didn't understand about money was really hurting him. It was the right time to get a strong financial education. Dave Mason is the author of The Cash Machine, a novel that charts the rollercoaster relationship of characters Amber and Dylan, teaching the reader hundreds of money lessons along the way. In our conversation today, we talk a...

UK's Decisive Decade (Talking Money #19 from Informed Choice Radio)

May 21, 2021 05:00 - 28 minutes - 23.4 MB

The absence of a renewed economic strategy in the UK risks creating a relative decline in the coming years. That's according to a new report from the Resolution Foundation, The UK's Decisive Decade. In this episode of Talking Money, Martin and Hannah discuss the five seismic changes to our society and economy that require a clear strategy to avoid disaster. Also in this episode, why the latest official payroll data looks good but hides some worrying numbers, and how one business is measu...

How to Work from Home and Actually Get Sh*t Done

May 14, 2021 05:00 - 25 minutes - 21.3 MB

The pandemic has forced a huge number of people to work from home. In some cases, this enforced change in our working practice has been a revelation; life became instantly better overnight, with distractions removed and hours each day saved in commuting time. For others, working from home is a living nightmare, and they can’t wait to get back to the office. My guest on the podcast today has written the book about working from home productively. Cynthia Spraggs is a nomadic traveller ...

Rental market: pandemic, economic uncertainty and shifting housing preferences (Talking Money #18 from Informed Choice Radio)

May 07, 2021 05:00 - 27 minutes - 22.9 MB

The post-pandemic rental market outlook is clouded by economic uncertainty and shifts in housing preferences. In this episode of Talking Money, Martin and Hannah discuss new figures showing a decline in the private rented sector, following almost two decades of rapid expansion. Also in this episode, why the new Breathing Space scheme for those in problem debt comes at the perfect time, and the jobs outlook for older workers as the furlough scheme comes to an end. Welcome to episode 18 of...

A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet, with Peter Vanham

April 30, 2021 05:00 - 24 minutes - 20.2 MB

Our global economic system is broken. The experience of the past 12 months, living through an unprecedented global pandemic, has illustrated the need to find a new way. My guest on the podcast today is Peter Vanham, co-author of Stakeholder Capitalism, written with his World Economic Forum colleague Professor Klaus Schwab. Stakeholder Capitalism explores why things need to change and how we can create a global economy that works for progress, people and the planet. It’s all about eli...

Red hot property market (Talking Money #17 from Informed Choice Radio)

April 23, 2021 05:00 - 31 minutes - 25.8 MB

The UK property market is red hot right now, with the latest data from property portal Rightmove showing a record high for asking prices and a rapid turnaround for property sales. Does the launch of low-deposit mortgages this week add more fuel to the property fire? Also in this episode of Talking Money, Martin and Hannah discuss a looming price war in the financial advice market, thanks to Vanguard introducing a digital advice service for users of its platform, and why the government is p...

Bring on the Wall of Cash, with Alasdair McKinnon

April 16, 2021 05:00 - 30 minutes - 25 MB

It's been a funny old year for investments. As investors shifted their attention to high-growth tech stocks, perhaps better suited to our new way of life during the pandemic, and central banks unleashed a 'wall of cash', more traditional, so-called cyclical stocks were left behind. But could that all be about to change, as the global vaccination programme roll-out gathers pace, and we contemplate a return to a new normal? My guest on the podcast today is Alasdair McKinnon, Manager of t...

Talking Money #16

April 09, 2021 05:00 - 27 minutes - 22.7 MB

We’ve saved an average of £1,744 each since last March, spending 65% less overall on typical day-to-day expenses. But what would happen if we invested these lockdown savings for the future? Also in this episode of Talking Money, why first-time buyers are better off than renters to the tune of £800 this year, and the surprising financial and mental resilience demonstrated by the over-50s during the pandemic. Welcome to episode 16 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford and Hannah Godfrey. ...

Gain Big & Give Back, with Patrick Rush

April 02, 2021 06:00 - 23 minutes - 19.4 MB

What does it take to live with purpose and retire with confidence? Our lives have changed dramatically, with the steady employment and affluence enjoyed by the post-war baby boomer generation replaced by a more transient approach to work today. My guest on the podcast today is Patrick Rush, who shares in his new book Gain Big and Give Back the simple, age-old, established rules for saving and investing. Patrick has worked across different parts of the financial services profession and ...

One Year Later (Talking Money #15 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 26, 2021 05:00 - 28 minutes - 23.3 MB

With the one-year anniversary of the first national lockdown, it’s a time for reflection. In this episode of Talking Money, we look at new research into how our shopping, spending and television viewing habits have changed in the past 12 months. We also discuss the revelation that some analysts at investment bank Goldman Sachs are working 95 hour weeks, with a detrimental impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. And new research has shown that Gen Z and millennial generations have be...

How to Bring Clarity, Contentment and Certainty to Your Financial Life

March 22, 2021 05:00 - 25 minutes - 21.2 MB

Do you want to live a fulfilled and purposeful life? Are you unsure how to create the fulfilled life that you’re seeking? My guest on the podcast today is Jonathan Gibson, a Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager and Certified Financial Planner professional. Jonathan is the author of Purposeful Wealth, where he shares the key financial and wealth planning strategies you need to focus on. At the heart of Jonathan’s work as a Financial Planner is a belief that real wealt...

White chocolate out, loungewear in (Talking Money #14 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 19, 2021 05:00 - 25 minutes - 21 MB

Inflation basket changes can have a big impact on your finances. Here’s what you need to know about why these changes are happening and how they may affect your personal experience of price inflation in 2021. We also talk about why the pandemic has pushed our spending closer to home and how nearly half of defined benefit pension schemes closed to future accrual in the past year - with significant consequences for those building an income in retirement. Welcome to episode 14 of Talking Mo...

Women need to find £100,000 in time for retirement (Talking Money #13 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 12, 2021 05:00 - 26 minutes - 21.8 MB

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio, why women need to find an additional £100,000 in time for retirement, to match what men typically save. We also discuss the latest 5-year forecast for rising house prices across the UK and why the future of working is likely to be a hybrid arrangement, with some time working from home and a few days each week at the office. Welcome to episode 13 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford and Hannah Godfrey. In each episode of Talk...

Budget Reaction Special (Talking Money #12 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 05, 2021 05:00 - 33 minutes - 27.4 MB

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio, we look at the Budget. The good, the bad and the bits that it will take more time to understand! We cover everything from extended furlough, more self-employed income support, sneaky stealth taxes through frozen thresholds, a longer stamp duty holiday, government backing for low-deposit mortgages, a corporation tax hike, and freeports. Welcome to episode 12 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford and Hannah Godfrey.

Know your number, plan your exit & enjoy financial freedom, with Adam Carolan

March 01, 2021 05:00 - 23 minutes - 19.4 MB

If you’re a business owner with a dream of selling your business, so you can enjoy financial freedom, then you need a plan. Knowing your number – how much you need to realise from the sale of your business – is essential. Equally as important is knowing what you will be doing next with your life. My guest on the podcast today is Adam Carolan, a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. Adam is author of Wealth Planning for Business Owners: Know your numb...

Bitcoin goes a bit nuts (Talking Money #11 from Informed Choice Radio)

February 26, 2021 05:00 - 32 minutes - 27 MB

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; Bitcoin has gone a bit nuts this week after setting a new record high of $57,000 and then crashing by 20%. But what does the future hold for the volatile cryptocurrency? We also talk about the latest unemployment figures and the roadmap to economic recovery. Welcome to episode 11 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford and Hannah Godfrey. In each episode of Talking Money, we take a topical look at the big money stories of the w...

Woodford rides again? (Talking Money #10 from Informed Choice Radio)

February 19, 2021 05:00 - 29 minutes - 24.5 MB

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; fallen star fund manager Neil Woodford has issued an apology and revealed plans to return to investment management, but might have incurred the wrath of regulators in the process. We also talk about the factors driving detached house price growth into double figures in the past year, and why bereaved families are being let down by banks at an especially difficult time. Welcome to episode 10 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford...

Where is the best place to invest in buy to let in 2021?

February 15, 2021 06:00 - 29 minutes - 28.1 MB

Where is the best place in the UK to invest in a buy-to-let property? Aldermore’s Buy to Let City Tracker, analysing 50 cities across the UK to understand the top places for landlords to invest in, has found Manchester, closely followed by Cambridge, to be the best. The Tracker, which has been expanded from 25 cities in 2019 to 50 cities, was determined by analysing and assessing five key indicators that impact desirability; average total rent, the best short-term returns through yield, ...


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